How can interested families learn more about the school?

At Just Little People Preschool, we realize and acknowledge the thinking, emotion and difficulty in selecting a preschool for your child.  We invite you to peek into our preschool (please see photos), read about how we create an atmosphere for inquiry with children, and visit us to experience a warm, welcoming and engaging environment.

"Together, we can reinvent the identity of what a preschool community looks like".

Please schedule a visit.  We open enrollment every January.  We apologize for not having a waiting list - we found it challenging to manage  when it grew to over a year and a half.

For more information or to schedule a visit, please contact:

Susie Schreiber at: justlittlepeople@comcast.net

What hours is your school open?

JLP offers a full day program that runs from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.


Activity                                     Time  

Free choice discover time/play        8:00 - 9:00 

Morning Snack                                  9:00 - 9:30 

Group time, show me, tell me,          9:30 - 11:30

meetings, studio time, project work   10:45 - 11:30


Lunch                                      11:30 - 12:15

Story Time                                         12:15 - 1:30

(children pick books to read)                                         

Quiet time/ Siesta                           1:30 - 2:10

Outdoor time                                  2:10 - 3:00

Afternoon Snack                             3:00 - 3:30

Outdoor time                                   3:30 - 4:30

      End of day                               4:30                                         

What holidays and breaks do you observe?

We are a year-round school which is open during the summer months.  We follow closely, but not entirely, the Portland Public Schools calendar.

 2019 - 2020 Calendar  - Closed on following days:


December 23, 2019 - January 3, 2020 - Winter Break


January 20th, 2020 - MLK Jr. Day

February 17th, 2020 - President's Day

March 23rd - 27th, 2020 - Spring Break

May 25th, 2020 - Memorial Day

June 22nd - July 3rd, 2020 - Summer Break

September 4th, 2020 - Teacher Planning Day

September 7th, 2020 - Labor Day

How much is tuition?

Monthly tuition for 2020 is:

2 days per week.......$585

3 days per week.......$795

4 days per week.......$960

5 days per week.......$1135

*Tuition payments need to be sent through your bank via online bill-pay by th 20th of every month in order to insure we receive payment by the 1st.

Do the children take field trips?

Our preschool takes field trips for seaonal adventures, project work interests, performances, and also for weekly trips to the gym.

Is your school Eco-Healthy?

We are Eco-Healthy listed.  All of our cleaners are safe for the environment.  Our plates, glasses and utensils are dishwasher cleaned using Seventh Generation, Planet or other earth friendly detergents.  Children are served organic fruits, veggies.

All art materials are toxic-free.

We recycle, re-use and reduce waste.

Our outdoor playground is naturally cared for by the children, teachers and parents.  We compost and grow and organic garden with the children's help.  We share how caring for our planet and its creatures is a very important and necessary way to live.