Little School
6 weeks—3 years

Little School at Lincoln is a warm, child-focused environment that exudes joy. Children play, dance, sing, create, share stories, investigate nature, and share meals with friends. It’s all part of the unique path to discovery we offer for boys and girls six weeks through three years through our child-directed, Reggio Emilia-inspired approach, which emphasizes collaboration and process.

The Little School curriculum also benefits from belonging to the larger Lincoln School community and campus, with specialist and extracurricular classes including foreign language beginning at age two, as well as library, music, and physical education.

We look forward to welcoming you and your child into our warm, nurturing, and exciting Little School community.

And learn more about state-of-the-art Little School expansion, a 4,700-square-foot sustainable net-zero building!

Kim Lough | Little School Director |


Contact us with questions or to schedule a tour!


401-331-9696 ext. 3154

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Little School News

Please Welcome!

We are pleased to announce that Kate Rezendes, who graduated in 2001, has returned to the Lincoln community as an Administrative Assistant for Little & Lower Schools. We are excited to have her as part of the team! Please say hello to Kate the next time you are in Lower School. She is eager to meet everyone!

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At Lincoln There is no Such Thing as Bad Weather or Too Messy!

Engagement with nature is vital for young children. It provides “multi-sensory, movement-based, holistic and stimulating experiences” that are well suited for children!  On a daily basis, our children and their teachers embrace the weather; the mud, snow, rain, and the experience! In each of our classrooms, we recognize that outdoor spaces provide the experience of vastness and different textures that organically inspire students with the opportunity to take risks and explore while fully connecting with their senses. On our walks, the children can decide how high to climb, what they want to see, and what they want to touch. Outdoor play is an integral part of our program in every season! In addition to everything else, we believe that it unleashes a whole lot of joy!

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Vertical Painting

In almost all of our Little School and Early Childhood classrooms, wall easels bring children together for a vertical painting or drawing experience. They love the conversation that working closely with a friend offers, but what they don’t realize is that there is so much more happening!

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The Power of Pretend

Beech Tree Family Medicine is now accepting new patients! When children engage in pretend play there is so much happening developmentally. Our young three classroom (aka The Beech Tree Room) updated their pretend play area by adding a doctor’s office into the classroom.  

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Warmth on a Cold Fall Day

What does a cold, fall day call for? Hot applesauce! Our Gingko class helped wash, peel, cut, and add cinnamon to our apples. They even learned how to use an old-fashioned apple peeler and corer.

Just like a science experiment, when cooking, children observe changes in food ingredients, they learn about actions and consequences. They learn about temperature, floating, melting, freezing, and (sometimes) burning. They learn and practice math skills and it promotes problem solving and creativity. And nothing in a classroom would be complete without social engagement! All happening in these magical moments.

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