Little Scholar Preschool

At a Glance

Our part-time preschool program serves children from 30 months to 4 years old and is currently accepting new enrollment at our Central Location

Program Overview

Our preschool is an excellent choice for your child’s earliest academic experiences. We support children as they explore many different areas of learning. Students at Little Scholar Preschool find joy and confidence as they grow!

Preschool learning activities include academic subjects like English, math, science, and Spanish alongside extracurricular topics such as arts, music, sports and movement, life skills, and socioemotional learning. 

The Little Scholar preschool program in Newark, CA is proud to support children and families from Fremont and other East Bay communities, as well. We know you have many options for preschool in California, and we are honored to serve our students with engaging, high-quality programs. 

Prerequisite to admission: Children must be potty trained.

Looking to level up? Grow with the Little Scholar family and join our kindergarten program!

Why Choose Little Scholar Preschool?

Our program provides children with early academic exposure to create a lifelong love of learning. Students in our preschool programs start with introductions to English, math, music, arts, social science and life science. 

In their early years, some children are learning to recognize letters; others are reading independently. Some are starting counting; others are ready for early arithmetic. No matter where your child is on their academic journey, our teachers are prepared to help them build on their strengths.

We strongly believe that early and age-appropriate exposure to arts and academics develops a strong foundation of understanding and learning. Students in our preschool program explore academic and extracurricular topics through engaging lessons.

To ensure the quality of our program and maintain our commitment to academic and personal growth of students, monthly progress cards are provided to parents with suggestions from teachers based on their in-class observation of the student and projects undertaken by students in the class.

Instructional Framework

The Little Scholar framework for all instructional levels is based on the Orton-Gillingham teaching approach, and focuses on the following four principles:

  1. Multisensory: Each lesson is planned so that visual, tactile, and kinesthetic techniques are used throughout the lesson to meet the needs of all children.
  2. Sequential: All lessons follow a specific order and build on a child’s growing knowledge. Educational research indicates that children learn best when they are exposed to a concept and then guided to build purposeful knowledge around it through intentional sequences of lessons.
  3. Prescriptive: Each lesson is designed with three learning levels in mind— early, at grade level and above grade level— so academic instruction can be tailored to the individual child’s needs.
  4. Focused on Positive Attitude of Learning: At Little Scholar, we use several strategies to build confidence and positivity around learning, including spiral review of previous topics, full-body response, and arts and movement incorporation. When children find confidence and joy in learning, they grow to become lifelong learners. Positive experience is a core component of the Little Scholar framework.

Explore our preschool curriculum topics!

  • Phonological awareness
  • Alphabet knowledge
  • Motivation to read
  • Comprehension of text read aloud

  • Motivation to write skills
  • Concepts about print

  • Listening comprehension
  • Speaking skills
  • Vocabulary skills
  • Sentence and structure skills

  • Counting
  • Geometry and spacial sense
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Classification and pattern skills
  • Measurement

  • Physical science
  • Life science
  • Earth and space science
  • Personal health and safety

  • Visual arts
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Dance

  • Self-concept
  • Self-control
  • Social awareness
  • Emotional self-regulation
  • Control of attention
  • Social competence

  • Gross motor skills
  • Fine motor skills

Looking for opportunities for different ages?

Check out our Toddler Program for children ages 15 – 30 months, or Kindergarten for ages 4 – 6 years. For elementary age students, we offer ACE Academy, a suite of supplemental educational programs including after school care, tutoring, spring camps, and summer camps.