Our Philosophy

We know it can be hard to leave your little ones, knowing they’re in a joyful, loving, stimulating place makes that easier.  

At Little Seeds we integrate the best practices out of many progressive educational and developmental traditions.  Aspects of Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Bank Street, Waldorf, RIE, are all based on child centered, individualized, play based, developmentally appropriate opportunities for children to construct meaning from experience.  Social and emotional needs of children are valued as highly as physical and intellectual needs. We are always looking for a balance, enough structure to feel safe and predictable, enough freedom to be creative and empowering, opportunities to work in groups, but also the space to work alone, activities that are very open ended, like finger paint, and ones that have a clear beginning, middle and end, like a puzzle.  Each team of teachers finds the place in the balance that works for their natural talents and the needs of the group. Joy and kindness are at the heart of everything we do, taking the time to celebrate the little moments and discoveries that make childhood magical.