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. Great inspiration is drawn from the Nature Pre-school Movement and the Coyote Mentoring approach.
Little Leaf is comprised of two locations; the Andrus-on-Hudson campus and the Lenoir Nature Preserve.
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 provide a learning environment that nurtures a child’s mind and body
To protect 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 grands
185 Old Broadway
Hastings-On-Hudson, NY 10706