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Little Scholars Early Development Center

Grades: Pre-K
Staff Pick
850 Jennings Street
Bronx NY 10459
Phone: 718-887-2928

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. They follow ideas from Reggio-Emilia and 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 there were still 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 this school's most recent Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)

Instruction: Teachers ask kids to explain their reasoning when they solve problems

From this school's most recent Early Childhood Environmental Rating System (ECERS-R)

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 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
30
Asian
0%
Black
37%
Hispanic
57%
White
0%
Other
7%


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

Contact & Location

Location

Morrisania (District 12)
Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to Freeman St
Buses: Bx11, Bx17, Bx19, Bx21, Bx27, Bx35, Bx36, Bx4, Bx4A

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Other Details

Shared campus?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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