Our Mission & Philosophy

Our Mission

Is to be the leading innovator in the field of early childhood language education and to set each child up for future success.

Our Philosophy

All Little Language League programs develop the fundamental language skills that serve as the foundation for higher-order language skills and literacy. These skills include analytical and sequential thinking, abstract reasoning, problem-solving, verbal and nonverbal expression, memory, and attention span. The Little Language League aims to foster a lifelong love of language in children that leads to both second-language proficiency and a deeper understanding of the native language.

The Little Language League maintains an unwavering commitment to providing the highest quality education for young children based on the most recent scientific research on brain development and language acquisition. The Little Language League curriculum combines tenets of proven early childhood teaching methodologies including Montessori methodology, the Reggio Emilia approach, and the use of theater to develop imagination and creativity, communication skills, and self-esteem.

The fundamental tenets of Montessori philosophy include respect for the child and multi-age class groupings where younger children learn from older peers and older children reinforce their knowledge and build self-esteem by assisting their younger peers. Montessori classrooms also encourage movement and the multi-sensory hands-on exploration of materials. Emphasis on practical life skills encourages independence and helps hone the fine motor skills necessary for writing.

Reggio Emilia
The Little Language League program draws on over four decades of effective early childhood experience from Reggio Emilia, Italy. The schools of Reggio Emilia are consistently ranked among the foremost in the world in early childhood education. The Reggio Emilia approach encourages children to explore their interests while deepening their understanding of the world through long-term small-group and individual projects. In addition, children use a wide variety of media, including paint, clay, wire, and wood to enhance communication skills and stimulate critical thinking and creativity. Projects emphasize communication and self-expression, while encouraging teamwork, problem-solving and reflection. Documentation of projects by teachers reinforces learning and keeps parents abreast of their child's progress. Reggio Emilia also makes use of Vygotsky's idea of “scaffolding” to promote child development. A teacher using this technique holds the bar just out of reach of the student and bridges the gap in his/her capabilities until he/she is are able to perform the task on his/her own. In other words, children will be encouraged to develop their potential to the fullest at the Little Language League.