Fostering a Love of Learning.

Together We Are Better

A Philosophy of Fun & Exploration

Our Mission:  The purpose of the school shall be to provide a school program based on a developmental approach to learning; to further the education of parent-members in the principles of child development, child care, and child welfare; and to create an environment in which parent-members work closely and co-operatively in administrating the school. Little Village is committed as an institution to the ideal of diversity with regard to race, ethnicity, religion, economics, politics, gender, sexual orientation, and disability in its parent population, student body, faculty and staff.

We offer monthly tours for all prospective parents. 

Experienced & Caring Educators

We have a diverse and loving staff of seven teachers and an experienced educational director.  Our team-teaching approach encourages support and growth for all. 

We are proud of our unparalleled staff retention. Our director has been with us for more than ten years and two of our teachers have been at Little Village for over 30 years.



"I think I might be one of the oldest living LVNS alum, one who remembers her nursery school experience and teachers brilliantly. In fact, I am still in touch with classmates from the graduating class of 1952! That's the kind of impression LVNS has on children.

Now, as both a child development and behavior specialist and school consultant, I regularly refer families to LVNS. Every bit as fabulous as it was so many years ago, LVNS is still on the cutting edge of early childhood education in a loving, nurturing, developmentally appropriate environment."


Child Development and Behavior Specialist 



"There was no better place to start our sons' education than Little Village. They were nurtured, challenged, socialized (civilized!), and loved! Our three boys left Little Village totally prepared — socially, emotionally, and academically — for kindergarten, and we were grateful to have been a part of such an incredibly warm and supportive community for seven wonderful years."

Susan Olsen, Parent


"I am always so glad to hear one of my families will be moving on to Little Village. I know that they will be greeted by a supportive and engaged community of teachers and parents. Both children and adults are invited into a world of curiosity and participation in the discovery of real learning. What a model for education and for life!"

Tandy Parks, Parent Educator

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.