Celebrate Georgetown's Little Folks at Annual Gala Nov. 1
The Little Folks School, an arts-focused preschool in Georgetown is marking their 47th anniversary with an Annual Gala on November 1, 2019.
Head of the school, James Gilroy tells The Georgetown Dish, “Little Folks is an extraordinary school for our youngest learners. I'm fortunate to be a part of a teaching community that puts the child at the center of their work each and every day. The warm, safe, and engaging classrooms are vibrant with enthusiasm, laughter, and curiosity. I have the pleasure of welcoming our students, parents, and care givers each morning with a hug, handshake, or high-five, a true highlight of my day. We stay true to our philosophy of allowing children to learn, play, create, and explore."
The Gala helps raise money to support facility upgrades and maintenance, financial aid, and professional staff development. Recent improvements include new flooring in the classrooms, repainting of the building, and new windows.
The school’s philosophy is rooted in commitment to the needs of the whole child and follows a curriculum focused on students developing a sense of independence, cooperation, and responsibility. Through their mixed-age classes, they support an atmosphere where students learn from one another, explore the world around them, and solve problems creatively while discovering their unique interests, talents, needs, and skills.
You may often see little ones walking up Q Street to Volta Park or up Wisconsin Avenue to the library. With their students coming from all over the DC Metro area, their community continues to grow and extend past their walls on Q Street.
To instill a sense of greater community, Little Folks has established a tradition of giving back through community service as part of the school curriculum. These efforts include: a monthly “Sandwich Patrol,” providing food for the homeless, an annual food drive through So Others Might Eat (SOME) and creating 100 holiday gifts bags for homeless children through the Early Learning Center at Martha’s Table in Southeast, DC .
For more information, to purchase tickets and/or make donations, visit Little Folks School.