Little Hearts is an early learning program for Toddler and Nursery girls. Located on the Mater Campus of the Academy of the Sacred Heart, the Little Hearts provides a hands-on, child-centered early education program for young girls in a caring, nurturing environment.
We recognize and understand that the early years are years of learning and discovery and we work with each child to help her grow in all areas of her development. Our primary aim is to enable each child to develop a positive self-concept and an optimistic attitude towards learning. As a Sacred Heart institution, we share a philosophy and spirit with the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.
Little Hearts Brochure
The 3 or 5-day, half-day program is for girls who are 2-years-old by August 31.
Little Hearts can accommodate a maximum of three classes of ten children with a teacher and an assistant in each. The classrooms are spacious and well-equipped, with an atmosphere that is engaging and child-friendly. Arrival time begins at 7:30 a.m. The educational program focuses on working with each student to enhance socialization skills, language development, and motor ability. Beginning independence and self-confidence are fostered in a safe environment. Individual and small group instruction provides teachers with the opportunity to get to develop a personal relationship with each child. In addition to circle time, story time, outside play, classroom projects, and imaginative play, the girls participate in religion, art, library, body movement, and music activities.
Little Hearts Nursery Program
The 5-day, half-day program is for girls who are 3-years-old by August 31. There are a maximum of three classes of sixteen children with a teacher and assistant in each. Children must be completely toilet-trained. Pull-ups or other diaper products are not allowed, and students must be able to take care of toileting needs without assistance.
The nursery program provides a dynamic and stimulating environment. Activities include use of manipulative materials and games to enhance readiness skills and coordination, group experiences to promote sociability and concern for peers and the environment, and informal introduction to letters and numbers. Learning centers provide the setting for individual and small group instruction. The educational program includes enriching classroom activities with special instruction in religion, art, library, music, and physical education. Special events, field trips, and interaction with 4th primary 'buddies' enhance the developmental program. Arrival time begins at 7:30 a.m
Extended Day activities include lunch, rest time, indoor activities, and outside play. Parents provide lunch.
Our faculty is comprised of teachers and administrators who love children. They are educated in child development and understand and embrace the value of early education. They are responsive, receptive, and aware of the needs of early learners, and are eager to cooperate with parents to promote each child's optimal growth and development.
No testing is required for admission into Little Hearts but parents must complete an application form. Letters of admission will be mailed in early Spring. Click Here to download the Little Hearts Application Form.
In conjunction with Independent Schools of Southwest guidelines, a separate application process is required for girls who wish to attend the Academy of the Sacred Heart prekindergarten-grade 12 program.
The Director of Admission may be reached by calling 504-269-1213.
Enrollment in both the Toddler and Nursery programs is limited. In order to complete enrollment, the school must receive all necessary admission documents:
completed enrollment agreement
certified copy of birth certificate
current immunization record and health form (These forms will be mailed to you.)
completed emergency form
Little Hearts Early Learning Program is located at the corner of St. Charles Avenue and General Pershing Street.