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Little Scholars Early Development Center

Grades: Pre-K
Staff Pick
15 West 176th Street
Bronx NY 10453
Phone: 718-576-6630

Our Insights

Little Scholars bills itself as the first "entirely green preschool in New York City." It is a private school with two locations that both have free UPK programs for 4-year-olds.

It offers "farm-fresh" organic meals, according to the website, which has photos of lovely classrooms with wooden furniture and floors, dress-up centers and blocks, and outdoor garden beds [see photo from website].

Little Scholars is accredited by the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children), considered the gold standard in early childhood education. It draws inspiration from the innovative Reggio-Emilia approach, which encourages kids to ask questions, explore and express themselves through art, drama, music and writing. It also draws ideas from the Creative Curriculum.

The program uses wooden toys, soy crayons and "green" cleaning products. Kids do yoga and participate in composting.

ADMISSIONS: Preference to families already in the Little Scholars program, however, when we called in August 2016 they still had a few seats available. (Lydie Raschka, web reports, August 2016)

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

What is the Pre-K like?

From the NYC Program Assessment (CLASS and ECERS-R) Database through 2018-2019

Instruction: Teachers ask kids to explain their reasoning when they solve problems
Activities: Children explore art, music, sand/water, dramatic play and more
Language: Teachers talk and listen to kids in a supportive way
Interaction: Teachers ask kids good questions and invite back-and-forth conversation

Who does this school serve?

From 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Pre-K seats

From 2020 School Directories

For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Contact & Location


Morris Heights (District 10)
Trains: 4 Line to 176th St; B Line, D Line to 174th-175th Sts
Buses: Bx1, Bx18, Bx2, Bx3, Bx32, Bx36, Bx40, Bx42


Other Details

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