We are a farmhouse-style preschool serving children ages 2-6. Our schoolhouse offers a complete Montessori program, proudly unique in its:
- 1:3 ratio of teachers to students
- introduction of nature’s rhythms into daily activities
Our goal at Little Paws is to allow each child to develop at his or her own pace, with the presence of nature and loving teachers to guide and support.
Dr. Maria Montessori was the first female doctor in Italy. She began to work with children, and quickly identified “sensitive periods” within a child’s life during which time a child is sensitive to the development of certain skills. She observed that a child learns each skill best in isolation of other skills with real-life applications and increasing difficulty and repetition. She also advocated “following the child”; that is, giving the right lesson at the right time and allowing the child to participate in his/her own progress.
We are nestled in the heart of Hollywood, conveniently close to Hollywood & Highland and the 101.
Miss Faith served as lead teacher at two Montessori schools in Los Angeles before starting Little Paws. She earned her BA in English and Art History at UVA, her Masters in Child Psychology at UCLA, and completed her AMS Montessori Credential at Montessori Teachers Academy in Monarch Bay.
Miss Vanessa is the Lead Teacher at Little Paws. She completed her AMS degree at Montessori Teachers Academy in Monarch Bay. Vanessa has been working with children for over 12 years. She has worked in state school, traditional preschool, and Montessori. Vanessa feels passionate about seeing children grow and being there to guide and open doors for them. "We are teaching the future of America."
Miss Caroline has worked with children throughout her life. She volunteered with newborns at a crisis nursery, has tutored elementary and middle school, and, for almost four years, she taught pottery to preschoolers, adults and everyone in between. Caroline loves to see a child’s confidence soar in a creative environment filled with kindness and respect. Enrolled at Montessori Teachers Academy in Monarch Bay, she is absolutely delighted to be joining the wonderful Little Paws team.
Miss Annica is so happy to have the privilege of working with the wonderful children, teachers, and parents at Little Paws! She earned her degree in San Francisco and gathered 4 years of professional experience working with preschool-aged children before joining this team. Annica adores helping children learn and grow as individuals and make progress in their education, and she is always surprised by how much they have to teach her, too. She is excited to be back in LA and to get to know everyone over the coming school year!
Little Paws' pet rabbits, Snowball and Peter, live in the garden and are always thrilled to make new friends!
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1341 North Mansfield Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90028, United States
Please *text* Miss Faith at 415.254.5422 or *email* at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a tour. You may also use the contact box here. Please include your child's name and age and your ideal start date. Thank you so much!
Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 3:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed