Little Birds Preschool, a Montessori-inspired program, will open this fall at 117 N. 78th St. Lead teacher Joah McPherson is a speech-language pathologist who also offers private individual speech-language therapy services.
The preschool curriculum emphasizes language development and early-literacy skills.
We use a theme-based approach that balances child-directed learning with teacher-directed activities. We focus on the development of the whole child by offering a program that nurtures the child’s natural curiosity and sense of wonder, and allows for the unique learning style and development of each individual child. Daily activities are designed to promote development in all areas (communication, cognition, fine & gross motor, social-emotional and self-care) and foster independent learning. Our program provides an encouraging, supportive environment that builds the child’s confidence and forms the foundation for kindergarten readiness and a lifelong love of learning.
Daily activities include: learning centers for free play, dramatic play, sensory-based activities, art, music, math, science, outside play, snack time and circle time.
Little Birds offers a three day a week preschool for children ages 33 months to 4 years old, and 10-week Parent/Caregiver-Toddler playgroup sessions for 18-36-month-olds.