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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

Love for ECFE

Love for ECFE

Parent & Child ECFE classes are back, and we are so excited to welcome families to our program! Classes began the first week in October, but there is still time to join! Go to > Click Explore All Programs > ECFE Questions? Call 952-746-5895. What are families saying? “It is so obvious how much work… Love for ECFE

Back to School FAQs

Back to School FAQs

The start of the 2020-21 school year is right around the corner! View the Orono Early Learning FAQs document for more information about the start of the year and what it will look like for your family. 

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

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WE Scare Hunger Results

This year was Orono School’s eighth year participating in WE Scare Hunger. From October 26-October 30, students in grades Early Learning – 12th grade brought non-perishable food items to school.  Donations were shared with IOCP, WeCAN and Orono’s SPARKS after school program. Members of the Orono High School “Youth in Action” club organized the drive.… WE Scare Hunger Results

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