Little Star Builds
a Place for All Children

You can help Little Star leverage its 36 years of experience to build a place for all Methow Valley children.

We believe—and research confirms—that there is no single better investment in our community’s future than early childhood education. We are confident that the outcomes of our work go well beyond preparing children to enter elementary school on a solid footing. Our expanded offerings will allow children to thrive, parents to work, and families to access the kind of support that enables our whole community to flourish.

Watch our campaign video below and learn more.



“Little Star has been my life’s work. This project is what I’ve dreamed about for a long time - it is the legacy I want to leave for our community.”

Rayma Hayes - Founder, Little Star Montessori School



Our Community Childcare Crisis

In 2015, Little Star, Room One and our MV School District conducted a needs assessment and documented a childcare crisis in the Methow Valley—no licensed infant or toddler care, little summer care, limited after-school care and waitlists for toddler care.

A Community-Wide Solution

We’ve worked diligently to do our part—but we need your help to advance this innovative, valley-wide childcare solution:

  • Little Star South Collaborative, offering year-round infant and toddler programs at TwispWorks (opened October 2017).

  • Little Star North expansion, adding new infant and toddler programs and expanding our summer and pre-K programs, doubling the size of our campus.

  • A long-term scholarship fund to ensure tuition costs are not a barrier.

  • Expanded partnerships with Room One, TwispWorks and the MV School District to provide additional resources and support for families.


Or send a check to:
Little Star Montessori School
PO Box 608 • Winthrop, WA 98862