Day Prep Littles Program


Our Littles program provides an exceptional and elevated learning environment for children ages 18 – 40 months. We develop confident youngsters through whole group, small group, and 1:1 play and structured opportunities. Our students are able to grow and develop in a reimagined and balanced environment at a 1:4 teacher-to-child ratio.

Open nearly all year, Day Prep’s Early Childhood program is closed on the following dates:

School will not be provided, but payment is due, on the following holidays when they occur on a day the

child(ren) is/are regularly scheduled for care: New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,

President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving (Weds – Fri),

and Day Prep School’s Winter Break.

Day Prep’s Complete Development Approach

Children learn through play. Children learn when they come confidently and eagerly to learning. Our engaging, loving teachers are trauma-informed and rigorously trained to the Reading Specialist level. Our teachers bring the Day Prep curriculum to life in a supportive and nurturing environment. Our research-based methods provide the foundation to a highly creative and effective program. In our elevated environment, your child will learn how to communicate effectively, express their needs and values, and explore their soul qualities and signature skills through active and creative play and learning opportunities. At Day Prep, their school home is a place where they are safe to explore, learn, and grow. Music, rhyme, embedded art, life skills, simulated play, along with unstructured play are the foundation of our program.

Reading Readiness Platform

We help very young children build reading readiness skills through the foundational elements of reading and writing from birth until they become an emergent reader. This developmentally-based program ensures your child will progress in the best and most rapid way, for them. Shared, guided, and independent reading materials, methods, and activities build a strong foundation from which children flourish. Children learn the essential building blocks for communication, reading, writing, and math through expert instruction with the Alphabetic Principle, Concepts about Print, Phonemic Awareness, and the Sound/Symbol Relationship. In addition, fine motor, large motor, and pencil grasp skills are taught at just the right level for your child–exactly when your child is ready.

Day Prep Littles: Get Started Here! 

Littles Application

Please complete the form below and upload the following documents:

1. Photo of applying child.

Family Information

Please include all children in the home, even if they are not applying,

Please share your child’s developmental history in general terms since birth, highlighting what you feel is most important to share to help us get to know your child and family. Attach additional pages as needed.
Describe your child’s health and any medical considerations and needs.
Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 5 files.

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