WHAT WE VALUE
Stimulating Curiosity. Creating a safe and nurturing environment. Teaching non-violent means of problem solving. Using real images, and authentic artifacts as visual displays. Providing high-quality materials for art Projects. Exploring the diversity of our world. Giving back to the community. Supporting children helping children.
AROUND LITTLE DOLPHINS
what people are saying
THIS SCHOOL IS A PRECIOUS GEM AMONGST THE MULTITUDE OF PRESCHOOLS ON THE WESTSIDE.
From the moment you walk through the gates, you are transported to a magical world of art, music, dance and endless creativity. Each festival in the multicultural curriculum is a culmination of purposeful, breathtakingly beautiful art projects, authentic songs and meaningful stories. The children are treated with such tenderness, love and positivity, setting them on a path of strong social emotional development and self-expression. It has been simply amazing for me to watch my girls thrive in this environment and we feel so blessed to have been a part of this exceptional community.
— Madhuri Inamdar
SINCE COMING TO THIS MAGICAL PLACE, OUR SON HAS THRIVED IN WAYS THAT WERE UNIMAGINABLE TO US.
We fell in love with the library at Little Dolphins—hundreds of volumes of original fairy tales, folk tales, and children’s books, acquired with evident discernment and respected like trusted elders. These books, we came to learn, are at the core of the Little Dolphins curriculum, informing the art projects, classroom discussions, and school-wide theatrical performances, and speaking directly to the integrity and vision of the school and its phenomenal teachers and founders.
— Dana Goodyear and Billy Lehman
THE GIFTED TEACHERS & STAFF ARE TRANSFORMING YOUNG LIVES FOR A LIFETIME OF LEARNING & GROWTH.
There is magic happening everyday at Little Dolphins. The magic begins from the time the children pass through the gates – their little bodies seemingly always in motion, running, jumping, climbing, filling the schoolyard with energy and laughter. Having attended a number of the programs whose rich themes celebrate a diversity of cultures and customs, we’ve been witnesses to our grandchildren's ever-growing sense of wonder and expanding love of learning. We are so grateful for the magic and joy we've get to share with our grandchildren, Kalen and Barrett. Thank you, Little Dolphins Preschool!
— Bachan and Poppa, Little Dolphins Grandparents.
NEWS AND EVENTS
ANNUAL SPARK OF LOVE TOY DRIVE
The Annual 'Spark Love' Holiday Toy Drive will be held, where Little Dolphins families are invited to donate gently used toys, which will be collected by members local Santa Monica Fire Station. Children get to experience a real-life fire truck — and suited-up Firemen in person — as they send off their toys to other children in need.
PARENTING MEETING - SPECIAL GUEST: LORI RICHARDS
Monthly Parent meeting, featuring a special guest, Lori Richards, who will be doing a special talk on 'Winter-Wise,' about preserving and fostering mindfulness during the holiday season. "A community council circle to touch the deep teeth of the winter circle.
FESTIVAL OF LIGHT HOLIDAY PROGRAM
The beautiful Annual "Festival of Light" holiday program returns to the Little Dolphins Community. We come together to celebrate an inclusive and magical program celebrating the World's religious, Chanukah, Kwanza, and Christmas, right before the holidays commence.