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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

We’re Hiring – Assistant Coordinator

Orono Early Learning is hiring an Assistant Coordinator. This position works to build a solid foundation for children’s future school and life success by overseeing the daily operations of each Orono Early Learning Program. Click here to apply! Questions? Contact Jessica at 952-746-5892 or

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

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…

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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! Brandi Krueger – Assistant Classroom Teacher My name is Brandi Krueger.  I live in Delano with my husband, John.  We have three wonderful children, Izabell, Michael, and Brynn.  We also have one very spoiled dog named Sadie.  I… Welcome New Staff to Our Team!

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