La Casita is a parent co-operative, child development program for children ages 3 to 5.
We are inspired by the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy.
At La Casita we strongly believe in play. Play is essential for children to learn.
There are many types, all of which are valuable for young children.
The best learning experiences for children happen when children choose what they want to do.
This is called free or self-directed play. We offer a wide variety of play experiences, expressive materials, and learning experiences not available at home.
The children are free to choose, observe, explore, create, and learn in a literacy rich environment especially designed for them.
They are free to spend their time as they wish, provided they are not destructive and are not interfering with other children.
The teacher provides a setting where each child can grow at his/her own pace, according to his/her own needs.
Our concern is the total development of the child: social, emotional, physical, and intellectual.
In an atmosphere in which the cooperative spirit is valued more than the competitive, each child gains a sense of his/her own worth.
Open-ended questions are often asked to help children to think.
It is hoped that each child will explore all areas of interest in the school as he or she is ready to.
Preschool is recognized as a bridge between home and the child's first school experience.
We emphasize the strong image of the child: seeing the child as a strong, competent being, who deserves respect and value as they are-not as vessels to pour information into in order for them to meet academic milestones.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
  • Students: 18 students
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
18 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 52%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
14 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
2 days a week half day: $250 per month 3 days a week half day:$370 per month 5 days a week half day: $605 per month 5 days a week full day: $930 per monthOther options available our operating hours are from 8:30-530pm.
Admissions Director
Helen McDonald

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
  • Students: 18 students
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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