Quality, trained education in a nurturing atmosphere!
At Little Scholars Preschool, we believe that with a loving and nurturing atmosphere, the sky is the limit for what children can learn. As your child’s first exposure to an academic setting, preschool should leave a positive and lasting first impression. We want every one of our students to enter kindergarten feeling excited about school and confident to take on the world!
Our mission is to inspire children to engage in their passions, develop a love of learning, and maximize their potential. We believe in the whole child, focusing not only on academic excellence, but also on teaching life’s most important character lessons. Becoming a caring, compassionate individual is as important as becoming a strong, independent leader, and we will help your child discover what makes him or her unique.
Ms. Linda’s teaching philosophy takes an interactive and developmental approach, strategically utilizing lesson plans and activities that engage children to learn through hands-on interactions with their environment, materials, the other children and the caregivers.
We value the child/parent relationship, and believe that, as a team, we can help your child thrive.
Join the Little Scholars community in four easy steps:
1. Explore our website
We’ve provided information about our philosophies and offerings to help you decide if our program may be right for your family.
2. Tour the school
Come see what makes Little Scholars unique. Please schedule a tour by filling out the “Schedule Tour” form.
3. Submit an Enrollment Application
If you would like to enroll, please submit an application at www.wonderschool.com/littlescholars/apply – Please note that we require tours for all prospective families. Do not submit an application if you have not toured.
After reviewing your application, we’ll send an enrollment invitation. Upon accepting your invitation, you’ll pay your deposit (usually equal to one month’s tuition), fill out enrollment documents and review our Parent Handbook.
Surrounded by top-rated schools and beautiful neighborhoods, Little Scholars Preschool is located in a lovely, spacious apartment home in Pleasanton, CA. Our sleek, modern atmosphere maintains a warm and cozy setting, and skylights fill the classroom with natural light. When you step into our classroom, you will be delighted to see an exciting atmosphere for learning and fun. We also have a beautiful park right next door so we can enjoy the sun and get some exercise.
Little Scholars Preschool is the perfect blend of fun, exploration, and academic practice to prepare your little one for kindergarten. During her time as a teacher at a highly academic private school, Ms. Linda received training on how to teach preschoolers to read and write, as well as incredible math curriculum. She knows an abundance of games and techniques that will give children a head start going into kindergarten. And the best part? They will love doing it!
Little Scholars is a magical place filled with love and care, fun and adventure, silliness and laughter…all while maximizing each child’s potential for absorbing the world’s knowledge! We are a big, happy family and we cannot wait to meet your little one!
Snack & Meals
We provide two health snacks a day. We ask that parents and guardians send lunch with their child to school.
We are happy to help with potty training but we require that our students be out of diapers before starting at Little Scholars Preschool.
Linda Modlin, Director & Head Teacher
Ms. Linda has always loved caring for young children! As a teen and young adult, she jumped at any opportunity to babysit. She went on to receive her early childhood education and has been in the preschool & childcare industry since 2005. For five of those years, she directed large preschools and after school programs. Her experience includes teaching and directing both highly academic programs and play-based programs, and Little Scholars strikes the perfect balance of both.
In researching other at-home preschools in the area, Ms. Linda realized that most of them are just play-based programs. In order for children to receive the kind of early childhood education that will fully prepare them for kindergarten, parents often pay insane amounts of money. This is when Linda knew what she wanted to do. She decided to put her training and experience toward offering the kind of education that would put students ahead of the curve in kindergarten, without the huge price tag of a private school. Everyone deserves a great education!
Ms. Linda has two wonderful teenage children of her own, and has learned a great deal about love and compassionate raising them both. She also started a non-profit organization, Make-A-Dent International, to help those in poverty both locally and globally. Linda dreams of someday opening schools in Africa and India! Her fiance and Make-A-Dent partner, Chris, also lives in the home. The kids will just adore him. He is quite the musician and looks forward to playing guitar and singing with the kids some days when he gets home from work! Chris works as a hardwood flooring technician but has spent many years living overseas doing humanitarian work. He has a heart of gold and as a duo, he and Ms. Linda put helping others as one of their biggest priorities in life.
In addition to her passions for education and humanitarian work, Ms. Linda is also a strong advocate for good, old fashioned fun! Laughter is the key to happiness, and Ms. Linda loves having fun and getting silly with her students. She would love for you to join the Little Scholars family!
Daisy the Maltipoo dog and Luna the Siamese Tabby cat, both of which are great with kids.
We are a proud member of the Wonderschool network.
Wonderschool is a group of early childhood programs that combine the quality standards of the best child care centers with the warmth of an in-home program in your neighborhood.