Little Star sparks curiosity, compassion and a sense of community through joyful learning and discovery.

We provide outstanding Montessori education for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners in the Methow Valley. Spread across two campuses in Winthrop and Twisp, our programs support children, families, employers and the health of our community as a whole.


News and events

Thank you for making Little Star’s “A Night in the Cosmos” auction a success!

What a night! Thank you to everyone who came together for a rollicking good time to raise funds for our school! We are overwhelmed with gratitude at the outpouring of support from our community. You helped us surpass our goal to raise funds for our financial aid program, improve our campuses, purchase new materials for students, and provide professional development for our teachers. To check out the video made specially for the auction by Jamie Petitto, click the button below.

Little Star is hiring for the 2019-2020 school year

Lead early childhood teacher, lead toddler teacher and assistant teaching positions are available at both our Twisp and Winthrop campuses. Help direct students' activities academically, emotionally, spiritually and physically in a prepared Montessori environment that challenges each child to reach their fullest potential.

North Cascades Heli Barn Party featuring The Loose Notes to benefit Little Star!

Don’t miss the party of the summer on Wednesday, July 17th starting at 5 PM! Featuring delicious food from Taco Bahia, drinks from Old Schoolhouse Brewery and Lost River Winery, and great tunes from local favorites The Loose Notes. $40 per ticket, all proceeds benefit Little Star. Click here to purchase tickets

Little Star builds a place for all children

Our founder Rayma Hayes taught us to dream big, and this past year you dreamt big with us as we underwent our Little Star Builds Campaign. Together, we listened to the needs of our community and took bold steps to prioritize early childhood education and build partnerships on behalf of children and families. Schedule a tour with Geva to see the new spaces for our students, learn more about our expanded programs or to simply pause and delight in the wonder of childhood.

One of the gifts of the Montessori tradition is that we see who the kids are, what they’re interested in, what sparks them, what excites them, and we build on that. Because once you start building on their confidence, they can do anything.
— Rayma Hayes, Founder