One Year Olds

Program for One Year Olds

A one year old is ready for daily activities that are designed to give them support and practice during what can be considered their largest developmental growth period. They are engaging in more difficult gross motor activities, mastering their fine motor, expanding their language and experimenting with social relationships. This program is designed to offer them all of these opportunities through play.

Each day our one year olds engage in free play and exploration of materials. The children also participate in art, music, small and large group activities, as well as play outside in our outdoor environments such as our toddler yard, Mathilde Hall side yard, and the Butterfly Garden.  All children are served a morning snack provided by the school. The children who stay full day will have lunch followed by an approximate two hour rest time in their classroom. There is a school lunch option available at an additional fee or children can bring a lunch from home. An afternoon snack is provided by Little Gate.

After Care

After Care is available from 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. with the exception of early dismissal days on Wednesdays. Wednesday After Care is from 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.

After Care is intended to be a less structured, relaxing environment where the children enjoy playing in the toddler yard. The children may also participate in art activities, games, outdoor play and are given an afternoon snack.

Program Options

5 days a week Full Day (M-F) 
3 days a week Full Day (M,W,F)
2 days a week Full Day (T,TH)
2 days a week Half Day (T,TH)

Full Day: 7:50 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Half Day: 7:50 - 11:30 a.m.
McGehee's Little Gate
1538 Philip Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Little Gate is a co-ed pre-school open to all qualified boys and girls regardless of race, religion, national or ethnic origin.