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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

Fall 2017 Brochure

Fall 2017 Brochure

The Fall 2017 Orono Early Learning brochure has arrived! Registration for classes and programs for the 2017-18 school year is now open! Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) Practice Preschool & Preschool Early Childhood Screening Clubhouse & Lunch Bunch Enrichment Register online at www.oronocommunityed.com . To see an electronic version of the Early Learning brochure, click here.

Roots & Wings – Growing Young Artists

On Friday, May 12, we celebrated the end of the 2016-17 school year with a family picnic, classroom displays and demonstrations, and a performance from In The Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre. Our year-long Roots & Wings project included our own “Nature Corner,” a puppet-making workshop, visits from local artists and nature…

Summer ECFE!

Summer ECFE!

Karen Pennaz, Orono ECFE parent educator, will lead numerous ECFE classes this summer and share some of her favorite parenting books! Playful Parenting – Mixed Ages (Separating) The Playful Parenting book is an exciting new approach to raising children while nurturing close connections, solving behavior problems and encouraging confidence.  Wednesdays, August 2 – 23 from…

Preschool Playdates at the Park

Orono Early Learning Advisory Council will be hosting Preschool Playdates at the Park at the Discovery Center Playground from 12 – 1 pm. Pack a lunch and come play and visit with other Orono Early Learning families!     Tuesday, May 9 Thursday, May 25 Tuesday, June 6 Thursday, June 22 Tuesday, August 1 Thursday, August 17 …

The Importance of Singing & Playing!

NAEYC’s latest newsletter shared two great articles about the importance of singing and playing as our children learn and grow! 10 Things Every Parent Should Know about Play 10 Ways Babies Learn When We Sing To Them!