At Little Folks School our goal is to create a dynamic learning environment that combines the best practices of early childhood education with a talented and creative teaching staff along with the involvement of dedicated parents. As a parent cooperative school we understand that children learn best when they feel secure and nurtured, much like when they are at home with their parents or caregivers. We strive to make our school a “home away from home” where children feel comfortable both with their teachers and classmates, and parents know that their child is in a safe and enriching learning environment.
We are a preschool offering programs for children aged 2.9 through 5 years old. Little Folks School is licensed by the Department of Early Education & Care, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We are a cooperative group organized and maintained by parents, to provide the best physical, social and emotional development for our children. Little Folks School is independent of any religious affiliation and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, cultural heritage, political beliefs, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation. All revenue received by the co-op is used for the express purpose of maintaining and improving our school.
Little Folks School was founded in 1947 by a group of parents concerned with their preschool children’s experiences. Little Folks School was then and still is a nonprofit organization administered by a Board of Directors. It has been in several Attleboro locations since its inception; 89 North Main Street (the former Episcopal Church Rectory), the V.F.W. Hall on Pleasant Street, the American Legion Hall on North Main Street, the All Saints Episcopal Church at 121 North Main Street and at our current location, the First Baptist Church at 118 South Main Street.
Little Folks School serves the needs of children by offering them enriching and rewarding experiences. We offer a flexible yet consistent program. This fosters a positive, hands-on approach with respect for individual needs and differences. Small and large group activities are all geared to stimulate and aid in the development of fine and gross motor, social and cognitive skills. Our program shares with parents the responsibility of encouraging the development of self-esteem and the demonstration of cooperative, pro-social behavior.
Parents are actively involved in Little Folks School. They serve on the Board of Directors, various committees, as field trip chaperones and as classroom volunteers. We encourage our parents with special talents or hobbies to share them with our Little Folks. Not only is this a rewarding experience for the children but it is a fulfilling experience for the parents as well.
Vice President - Brittany Wallach
Treasurer - Bill Lewis
Parent Liaison - Christine Morin
Fundraising Chair-Donna Lewis