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Our Mission & Philosophy

Orono Early Learning strives to provide every child with a valuable, safe and developmentally appropriate learning experience.  In developing young minds, we recognize the importance of collaboration among parents and teachers and therefore we cultivate open, mutually respectful and communicative relationships with parents.  We build a solid foundation for each child’s school and life success by helping them gain key social, emotional, academic, physical and creative skills. By holding ourselves to high standards of excellence, we can help each child develop a love for learning which they will keep with them far beyond their Orono Schools experience.



News from Orono Early Learning

The Outdoors is Calling!

Spring is right around the corner, and your little one will soon be exploring the outdoors! Learn how to engage with your child and teach them as they discover the wonders of nature! Click here to read more!

Orono Early Learning is now accepting donations for the annual Online Auction! Donations can be anything – gift certificates, items, tickets, services or experiences!  Donations are accepted until March 24 at the Early Learning Office at the Discovery Center.  The Online Auction will take place April 10-17. The auction is our largest fundraiser, and proceeds…

February Early Learning Digest

The February issue of the Early Learning Digest covers caring and cooperating, building secure attachments with your children, and helping your children feel safe.  Read the issue here !

Technology Tips & Vocab Building

The National Association for the Education of Young Children sends a monthly newsletter with important early learning info for parents! See two useful articles from this month’s issue below. Talk It Up! Uncharted Territory: 10 Technology Tips for Preschool Parents  

Los Chiquitos – Preschool Spanish!

Join the Los Chiquitos Preschool Spanish Adventure! Learn numbers and colors, new food, animal and body vocabulary, and basic conversational skills through hands-on activities incorporating puppets, games and songs! Ages 3 – 5 Tuesdays, February 14 – May 2, 12:45 – 1:30 pm Discovery Center Rm. 105 Click here to register