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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

Beyond ECFE Class Change!

Beyond ECFE Class Change!

TIME CHANGE! Beyond ECFE will now be offered from 1 – 2 pm on Thursdays starting February 7th.  Register   here!   What is Beyond ECFE all about? Geared toward parents whose children are 5-10 years old who miss the discussions and parent friendships in ECFE.  We’ll discuss bus issues, balancing school/homework and after school activities, friendships,… Beyond ECFE Class Change!

5 Simple Ways to Encourage Brain Development

DID YOU KNOW? Research tells us that about 80 percent of brain growth happens in the first three years of young person’s life. As a parent or caregiver, there are basic ways you can help encourage brain development in your little one. Maximize love, manage stress Talk, sing and point Count, group and compare Explore through movement… 5 Simple Ways to Encourage Brain Development

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Welcome New Staff to Our Team!

The Orono Early Learning team is excited to announce the addition of new staff to our team! Grace Jardio – Early Learning Program Assistant I went to Bethel University for a degree in Psychology and am now living in Golden Valley with my husband. We have two dogs, a Husky named Rikku and a Border… Welcome New Staff to Our Team!

Transitioning to Kindergarten

Is your child making the exciting transition to Kindergarten this fall? What can be done to make this a smooth change for your future Kindergartener student and your family? Click here for simple tips!  

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