A Small, Loving Village for Babies & Toddlers
The Primacy of Play
Natural Education for your Child
Early education is most successful and least stressful for children who are allowed to develop fully in their play as well as their academics. Play is essential in a child’s life. In play, children discover themselves and others, and, most importantly, they learn how to learn. Play is the optimum learning relationship for a child. That’s because the best learners, at whatever age or stage of development, are those who are best prepared to handle unanticipated change.
As they explore, touch and wander, play helps children to acquire the basic feelings, ideas and capacities they need effectively absorb from and adapt to the ever-changing world. These skills will be with them for the rest of their lives.
Dr. O. Fred Donaldson, who pioneered the “Original Play” program and expanded it internationally, is also an ECDS Board Member. He urges parents and educators not to underestimate the power of play in promoting optimal physical, emotional, and cognitive development. Our children regularly participate in Original Play sessions.
LARGE OPEN SPACES
Spacious indoor classrooms and expansive outdoor play spaces.
Choose days & times that work for your family.
SMALL CLASS SIZES
Lots of caring individual attention for each child.
PLAY IN NATURE
Plenty of outdoor activities & open-ended play.
KIND & LOVING CARE
Warm professional teachers trained in Positive Parenting.
Setting foundations for math, literacy, music, and language.
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COMPETITIVE PRICING & FLEXIBLE HOURS
Steps to Join our Little Village