Little  Red Schoolhouse

Crested Butte, Colorado

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Little and Teeny Red Schoolhouse!

We are so glad that you decided to check us out. We are a privately owned preschool and infant/toddler center located 6 miles south of the town of Crested Butte, CO in a beautiful mountain setting. Little Red opened in 2001 with Teeny Red following in 2008, and it’s been a wonderful journey. We accept children as young as 3 months all the way up to Kindergarten age.

At Little Red, we pride ourselves in the fact that we are not a franchised daycare, but a private preschool and infant/toddler center with an actively involved and passionate director/owner. This makes the environment very special. All of our teachers are enthusiastic and well-qualified (including CPR and First aid certified), and are expected to know each child individually and teach with love and respect. We are proudly certified to take children with special needs, as well as having therapy provided at our school. We also take children through both the CPP and CCAP programs for families who qualify.

Please take the time to navigate around our website, and don’t hesitate to call or email to set up a tour!

Little Red is, quite simply, the best pre-school I’ve ever been in. And boy did we do our research. From the kids’ artwork hanging on the walls when you walk in, to the Book Nook–bursting with books and comfy bean bags to sit on–to the music room and, of course, to Sal the Turtle, we were hooked from the first day. And we’re just the parents!

My kids both love every day they spend with Jessica and her wonderful, multi-talented teachers. My older child has done the “Big Kids Summer Camp” there for the past two summers, and he had a super time. My younger son (4) has been known to wake up on a Saturday and ask, “Do I get to go to school today?”  And at least once a week at pick-up, he tells me, “Mom, I had such a good time today.”

At Little Red Schoolhouse, Jessica strives to entertain as well as educate. It is clean, bright and airy, with tons of outside time and, in the summer, many many educational field trips in and around the Gunnison Valley. Plus, Little Red is the only pre-school in Crested Butte that has a ski program! One of these days, I know both of my kids will finally say farewell to Little Red, but until that time comes, we feel very lucky knowing that it is such a unique and fun place for our kids to learn and grow.”

~ Kim Dunn

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