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The 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 the School for Little People, imagination, independence, curiosity and creativity are nurtured and encouraged.

For more information on The School for Little People contact Director, Whitney Tarvin at 903-868-0805 or

The 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 monthly, August through May. Pricing is as follows:

* 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

* Additional costs:

  • $75 registration fee, due at the time of registration to ensure your child’s spot in the program next year (non-refundable)
  • $50 supply fee, to be paid at the time of registration or in August

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