Little Leaf is a unique nature preschool for children ages 2 - 5. Our educators are passionate early childhood experts who place play, social-emotional learning and the natural world at the heart of the children's days. The curriculum is emergent and play-based, inspired by the Reggio Emilia and Waldorf pedagogies. The global Nature Pre-school Movement and the Coyote Mentoring approach enliven our daily work.
We have beautiful indoor classrooms as well as acres of the natural world to explore at all of our sites.
Little Leaf is currently comprised of two locations; the Andrus-on-Hudson campus in Hastings-on-Hudson and the Lenoir Nature Preserve in Yonkers. Starting in September 2020, we will launch our third location at Teatown Lake Reservation in Ossining.
Little Leaf is licensed by the State of NY and is a member of the Eastern Region Association of Forest Kindergarten and Nature Schools, the Childcare Council of Westchester, and the National Association of the Young Child.
Little Leaf School Mission
To offer children a peaceful learning environment founded on love, joy and community.
To advocate for the wonder and magic of early childhood.
To align our work with important environmental standards and create stewards of the planet and young naturalists.
To create a strong inter-generational community of educators, parents, children and elders.
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Little Leaf Preschool at Andrus-on-Hudson
185 Old Broadway
Hastings-On-Hudson, NY 10706
Little Leaf Preschool at Lenoir Preserve
19 Dudley Street,
Little Leaf Preschool at Teatown Lake Reservation
1600 Spring Valley Rd.
Ossining, NY 10562