The Downtown Little School offers a pre-school program for young children that emphasizes social and emotional growth, while giving careful attention to cognitive and physical development. They offer an individualized program that supports the strengths and responds to the needs of each child and family. The teachers emphasize independence, learning through experience, and self-discovery. It is the school’s belief that all children benefit from diversity of all kinds. They seek racial, socioeconomic and cultural diversity, and they accept children with special needs.