Our Philosophy

At TLVS, we have based our programs on the main principles of child development. The goal is to give all children a sense of self-worth by helping students develop and grow at their own individual pace. We want children to feel confident and secure enough to explore and learn in a stimulating and social educational environment. The staff at TLVS is committed to promoting and supporting all aspects of our student’s development in an atmosphere of respect and happiness.
Our classrooms are clean, bright, and inviting, giving your child the opportunity to feel safe and happy. Children will participate in a variety of individual and group activities designed for social, emotional, physical, and academic growth. We strive to help children develop their language, reading readiness skills, fine/gross motor skills, and more. It is our daily goal to enhance every child’s social, physical, emotional, and intellectual skills and attitudes. Our focus is on increasing every child’s ability to succeed. We align all of our classroom practices and expectations with those appropriate for your child’s age level and learning milestones.
We like to consider all students, guardians, and staff family at TLVS. You are always welcome to share any ideas that you may have to better our schools and further your child’s needs. Please remember that communication is the key to a successful partnership between home and school.

We are a “Nut Free” School 🥜
Because of multiple children with severe nut allergies, NO products containing nuts of any kind are allowed in The Little Village Schoolhouse. Please check all ingredients before adding possible foods containing nuts to your child’s lunch or afternoon snack. Note: Soy butter is very close tasting to peanut butter and has been used by many of our families without the child knowing the difference. Soy butter contains no nuts of any kind. Thank you for your cooperation. We appreciate it.

Student Nutrition *** The Little Village Schoolhouse 3 is the only facility that provides catered food for breakfast, snacks, and lunches. Families provide snacks and lunches at both of the other locations. TLVS 3 does provide milk. Should a milk substitution be necessary, parents are invited to bring in their own substitutions such as Almond Milk, Lactaid Milk, or another substitution. Our TLVS 1 and TLVS 2 locations use both a microwave and refrigerator for snack and meal times. TLVS 3 has a stove and a refrigerator that is used for their catered food program. A food program menu is provided. Food substitutions for allergies and religious requirements are accommodated for.

A well-nourished child has the energy to participate in active play and learning, and they are able to engage in classroom activities. We are here to assist you to ensure that your child is obtaining good nutrition as it is also important for your child’s brain development. We can mutually support good health, vitality, and your child’s good health. When meals are provided from home, we are required by law to furnish you with the guidelines for supplying a nutritionally sound and balanced diet for your child. Meals for the week should include grains, fruits, vegetables, meat/meat alternatives, and milk.
We are happy to reheat any lunch or snack you provide. Your child’s lunch box does need an ice pack in it to keep cold items at a safe temperature. We do not have enough space in our refrigerators to hold every child’s cold lunch items. It is best to send familiar foods to school that your child enjoys rather than experimenting with new foods. We ask that these food experiences happen at home. In the event a lunch box is forgotten we will contact parents/guardians to bring the lunch box in as soon as possible. Should a child not have food for the day, and we are waiting for their lunch box, we will provide them with foods that are available.

*** Parents must provide bottles (for formula or milk), forks/spoons, and microwave-safe containers for both TLVS 1 and TLVS 2. Water bottles and bibs must be provided by parents for all three centers.


Your Child’s Cubby
Please send your child in with a crib sheet, blanket, pillow( optional), and 2 changes of clothes (undies, socks, shirts, and pants). Your children will be involved with many, many messy and non-messy activities this year.  Please send your child to school in clothes that he/she is allowed to get messy, painted, stained, or dirty.  We do have aprons & oversized T-shirts to help protect their clothing but as parents, we all know that these do not always work.

Additional Information & Reminders for Parents
If you’re leaving your child for the first or fiftieth time and you feel the need to check up on things during the day, please feel free to call as often as you like. Any questions or concerns that you may have along the way, please do not hesitate to talk to Mrs.Meghan anytime.

Our front page alerts parents to school cancellations due to bad weather or any other unforeseen circumstance.  We follow the Smithfield Public School policy. The cancellation notice will be posted by 6:30 in the morning. Also, check our website often for parent notices and updates.

TLVS Hours: 7:00 am – 6 pm TLVS 1 & TLVS 2

TLVS3 Hours 7:00 am – 5:30 pm

School Begins 9:00 am (Toddler, Preschool, Pre-K, School-age) 
Summer hours 7:00 am- 5:30 pm