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Little Scholars Early Development Center is a LEED Certified Gold school, and we are members of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). In addition, we are currently in the process of attaining Green Preschool Accreditation through Early Development of Global Education (EDGE). To qualify for this accreditation, a school must meet certain environmentally friendly guidelines and implement the philosophy of global responsibility. As an EDGE accredited school, we will be the first entirely green preschool in New York City.

What Makes Little Scholars EDC a Green Preschool?

  • State-of-the-art facility and playground constructed of the highest quality sustainable and recycled materials
  • Non-toxic, organic toys and art supplies (e.g., wooden toys and soy crayons)
  • Organic, farm-fresh breakfast, lunch, and snack
  • Environmental curriculum supplement (in addition to standard curriculum) that focuses on environmental issues such as reduce, reuse, and recycle
  • Enrichment activities that include yoga, composting, and gardening
  • Green cleaning products