The Little Green Schoolhouse is...
A Place to Learn.
Established in 2007 as The Trendy Teddy Bear Club and created by a mother/daughter team, now The Little Green Schoolhouse, we are set apart from other programs in the area. We believe in play-based, child-led learning.
Our inspiration comes from many areas. We love the philosophies of gentle or attachment parenting, Maria Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Alfie Kohn, and Piaget. We follow an emergent curriculum and offer a nurturing, home-like environment.
Lead teacher, Ms. Kellista has three years of experience teaching in the Olathe school district. She is a current, licensed Kansas teacher and holds a Master's of Science in Early Childhood Studies from a NAEYC endorsed University. She has over 80 college credit hours in child development and countless hours of in-service. She has three children of her own and quality, play-based learning is her passion.
Assistant teacher Ms. Cindy has over 30 years of childcare and teaching experience. She has over 12 credit hours in early childhood education and many in-service hours as well. Teaching children drama and music is her passion.
A Place to Grow.
Our new classroom space is separate from our home and established just for offering classes to the local community. Thanks to a grant from VELA education, we added an outdoor classroom space in 2022! We believe children thrive in a healthy environment. All teachers are KBI background checked and meet pediatric CPR/First Aid training requirements. We use natural/organic, non-hazardous cleaners. We are a fragrance free facility.
A Place for Everyone.
We believe all children deserve a quality, play-based education. We accept children with various special needs, including physical, medical, and neurological challenges. Children in our school are at a variety of levels academically, socially, cognitively, emotionally, and physically. We meet each one at their level while promoting a sense of belonging and community.