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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

The World Health Organization (WHO) has provided parents with helpful information on parenting during COVID-19. Click the link to view the six different infographics. 1: One-on-One Time 2: Keeping it Positive 3: Structure Up 4: Bad Behavior 5: Keep Calm and Manage Stress 6: Talking about COVID-19

Stepping Stones to Learning Fundraiser

The Orono Early Learning Parent Group is putting on a fundraiser to support the Orono Early Learning programs and the development of a new outdoor learning center. Why a fundraiser…. This is the largest fundraiser of the year, so now is the time to give back and show support for your child’s school! Previous years funds were… Stepping Stones to Learning Fundraiser

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It’s Time to Think about Fall…

The Orono Early Learning Fall 2019 brochure is here! Inside it you will find programs for the 2019-20 school year. Preschool & Practice Preschool ECFE parent & child classes Discovery Kids child care The Clubhouse, Morning Movers & Lunch Bunch ExploreMORE! classes Special events, speakers, fundraisers Click here to view the brochure. Register for programs at .… It’s Time to Think about Fall…

The Story of Our Imagination Event

All families are invited to our annual END-OF-YEAR CELEBRATION! View the classroom storybooks, make and take a bookmark, visit the “Meet the Author” photo station, and enjoy different performances throughout the evening! Friday, May 31st 5 – 6:30 pm Discovery Center in Maple Plain Thank you for another memorable year!

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