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  School for Little People began in 1969 as a ministry of First United Methodist Church of Sherman, and it continues today. Throughout its existence, the program has been recognized for a developmentally appropriate teaching approach and a professional staff of teachers.  At School for Little People, imagination, independence, curiosity and creativity are nurtured and encouraged. For more information on School for Little People contact Director, Whitney Tarvin at 903-868-0805 or

School for Little People offers:

A five-day (Monday through Friday) and a three-day (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) program, August through May for children ages 6 months through 5 years.

Classes from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Early drop off beginning at 8:15am and extended stay until 2pm are available for an additional fee.

A safe and caring environment in which your child can develop friendships, social skills, and self-confidence.

Experience in art, music, library, missions, and chapel.

Small classes that provide individual attention.

Daily physical activity in the gym and on the playground.

A licensed program by the Texas State Department of Family and Protective Services.All teachers have met the requirements of the TDFPS for Professional development in the areas of child growth and development, guidance and discipline, age appropriate curriculum, and teacher/child interaction. Teachers are certified in CPR and first aid.


Tuition is paid in 9 monthly payments, August plus October through May.
3-Day Program:  
$210/month for church members
$230/month for non-members
5-Day Program:  
$335/month for church members
         $360/month for non-members
5-Day Infant Class:  
$375/month for church members

         $400/month for non-members

Additional costs:
New Families: $200.00 Registration & Supply Fee
– $100 due at time of registration(non-refundable)
– $100 due May 1st (refundable until June 15th)
Returning Families: $150.00 Registration & Supply Fe
– $100 due at time of registration(non-refundable)
– $50 due May 1st (refundable until June 15th)
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