531 Dunn Ave
Saint John West
Early Learning Centre
576 Havelock Street
Saint John West

After School Centre

Little Harvard Advantage

  • You will be part of the Little Harvard family with our respected Centres located on the West Side of Saint John.

  • Location: we are within walking distance of the new elementary school, Seaside Park Elementary....no bus ride required!

  • Hours:  we are open 6:30 am-6:00 pm at the Early Learning Centre and 7:00 am - 6:00 pm at the After School Centre

  • Morning drop off for After Schoolers

  • All snacks and meals included following the Canada Food Guide

  • Off street parking and pick-up/drop-off (safety)

  • We incorporate childrenís ideas into the New Brunswick Curriculum Framework. This covers Play and Playfulness, Diversity and Social Responsibility, Communication and Literacy, and Well Being.

  • Large outdoor play areas

  • Our Centres are all licensed by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, the Fire Marshalís office, and the Department of Public Health.

Our Centres follow the following three philosophies:
  • Individuality: Each child is an individual with their own rate and style of learning and growing, their own unique patterns or approaches to situations, and their own innate capacities. Every child needs opportunities adapted to their individual needs with respect for individuality.
  • Family-Centered: Parent(s)/guardian(s) are an essential source of expertise with respect to their own child, and hence, must be actively involved in planning for the development of their children. As such, it is imperative that we work in partnership to gain a better understanding of each otherís needs, as well as to better serve your child.
  • Inclusion: We are an integrated facility. This means that we do not discriminate on the grounds of race, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ability, language, or social and economic status. Rather, we embrace diversity! All children are welcome, supported, and valued and provided with the opportunity to participate in every activity, routine, and learning opportunity.

What Our Clients Are Saying?  
"Our daughter has been attending Little Harvard since she was 10 months old, and now as a preschooler I can honestly say we are very happy with the care and education she is receiving there. She is always telling us about the exciting thingsthey're learning, including human anatomy, the planets, and more! She also loves her teachers, and you can tell that they truly care about the children and get excited when the kids master a new skill. We are confident that our daughter will be more than ready for Kindergarten, and it's because of the hands-on education and small environment that Little Harvard provides."
- Jackie Phinney

"My first interaction with Little Harvard was when my daughter attended preschool there. Immediately I was impressed with the structure and care that was used in executing the preschool program. The next school year I enrolled both my children in the after school program and continue to be confidant in my decision. Both my 5 and 7 year old are excited each day to go to Little Harvard, they love their teachers and fellow "after schoolers". I am so glad to be part of the Little Harvard family and am excited to continue my journey with Little Harvard at their new location!"

- Patti Cornfield

"I love bringing my daughter to Little Harvard. She's excited to go each morning and see her friends. The staff are all so nice and helpful! My mind is at ease when I drop Carmen off every morning, because I know she is in the best hands!"

- Kelly Sullivan

"My two daughters have been enrolled at Little Harvard since the spring of 2013, at that time our oldest was 3 1/2 years old and our youngest was 11 months old. As a parent, our children are our greatest treasures and I am so thankful for the wonderful care that my children have had and continue to receive from all of the wonderful educators at Little Harvard. I am always amazed at the new things my girls come home talking about every day, from numbers and letters to dinosaurs or planets! The educators make learning fun for every age at the centre and help in still a love of learning during those very important early years.

Our oldest daughter who is now in grade 2 has been in the after school program since she entered kindergarten. The centre is so close to the school, we don't have to worry about bussing her or lengthy walks during the cold winter months. She looks forward to being able to see all of her friends after school and get the chance to play and be active outside. She also has a blast attending the summer program for school age children, they have themed weeks, tons of outdoor time and of course the opportunity to make new friends.

I am very fortunate to feel completely at ease heading off to work every morning knowing that my girls are being well cared for in every way at Little Harvard."  

- Alyssa Kingston