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

Join Little Star for A Night in the Cosmos!

The Little Star Auction only happens every other year, and raises critical operating and financial aid funds for students and families at our school. It’s coming up on May 18th starting at 5:00 pm, and tickets are sold out! You can still attend (for free!) as a serving volunteer- call 509-996-2801 for more information. This year’s event features cosmic cocktails and appetizers, an out-of-this-world catered dinner by Sunflower Catering, and celestial silent and live auction items from the Methow and beyond.

We hope to see you there!

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.


Now enrolling for summer and 2019-2020

Enrollment for our summer camps and the 2019-2020 school year is currently open. Little Star offers six weeks of summer camps and they are filling fast!

Financial assistance is available. Each year we work hard to raise funds specifically to assist families in financial need.

Contact us at any time with any questions! 

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