The Little Dolphin School Foundation

  • The Little Dolphin School is a non-profit early childhood learning center established in 1977.
  • For over 30 years, Little Dolphin has been an industry leader in early literacy and the arts.
  • The school provides comprehensive ECE services for infants, toddlers, preschool, pre-kindergarten, and private kindergarten.
  • Our Scarborough campus also provides before & after care for school-age children up to the third grade.
  • The Little Dolphin Schools mission is to provide the highest quality, comprehensive childcare services for young children ages zero to six regardless of social or economic status.
  • Our School is dedicated to enhancing young children's intellectual, social, emotional, physical and creative development.
  • We do this in a warm, nurturing, enriched environment. Children learn and develop differently.
  • Therefore, our curriculum sparks all the senses, allowing self-esteem to soar.

School Overview

School TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students84 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 11%
Students by Grade The Little Dolphin School Foundation Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio28:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

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