La Casita Pre School And Kindergarten

  • 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.

School Overview

School TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students18 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 51%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size14 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition Notes2 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 DirectorHelen McDonald

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