Hillsborough Campus

A 5 Star full-day preschool and child development center offering a nurturing, exploratory, educational program serving children 12 weeks to six years.


The Little School is a Reggio inspired Early Learning Center serving children from 3 months to 5 years. Our aim is to grow confident free thinking explorers, dreamers, nurturers and lovers of learning. Our Hillsborough Campus sits on 5 acres of land and serves approximately 300 gleeful children, 16 ducks, 4 rabbits, 5 guinea pigs, 2 pot-bellied pigs, and 1 well-loved tarantula. We have several outdoor play-spaces where children can discover, run, jump, dig, dance and delight in a safe nurturing environment. Classes take hikes to the creek,  unearthing all the mysteries the four seasons have to offer. We host professionally trained chefs, who create locally sourced, organic and nourishing meals for our staff, children and families alike. We offer take home meals for our busy working families, and events designed to nourish and nurture our community. Our rooms are designed to facilitate all the wonder and exploration a child can dream up. Our children head into the larger world knowing that they are competent and capable citizens, worthy of a voice and creators of the future!



Group Tours  

We have lots to do to prepare for our upcoming school year and will be suspending tours. Please check back with us in the fall. We can't wait to meet you in person! 

Summer Fun 2019

TLS Summer Camp registration is now open! During this adventure based camps, TLS Campers head out on expeditions all around town, taking our famous blue bus, and even the city buses. Past adventures have taken us to Duke Gardens, The Lemur center, Goldpark, The Museum of Life and Science, Marbles, and UNC’s Old Well. A major bonus is that you may sign your camper week by week. Summer camp is held during the month of August, and is ONLY open to our rising kindergarteners.