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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.

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News from Orono

Spring Clean-Up Day

Spring Clean-Up Day

We are seeking volunteers to help us clean up The Backyard after the winter season in preparation for the spring and summer months! Kids are welcome! Breakfast items, snacks, and water will be provided. Sponsored by the OELPG (Orono Early Learning Parent Group) and the Friends of the Backyard.   Saturday, April 23 9 am… Spring Clean-Up Day

2022-23 School Year Registration Opens Soon!

Mark your calendar… Registration for 2022-23 school year classes and programs opens… Current Families — February 1st at 8 am New Families – February 22nd at 8 am REGISTER: or call 952-746-5895.

Welcome Back to School!

Welcome Back to School!

Join us at the Discovery Center as we kick off the 2021-22 school year! Open House — Vehicle Fair — Discovery Backyard Grand Opening Thursday, September 9 at 4:30 pm

Welcome to Our New Coordinator!

Orono Early Learning is excited to welcome Kaela Gallup as the new Early Learning Coordinator! Kaela comes to us with ten years of Early Childhood classroom experience. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, and is currently pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Parent Education. She will be… Welcome to Our New Coordinator!

Register for 2021-22 School Year!

We’re looking ahead to the 2021-22 school year! We are excited to offer a variety of programs for our youngest learners and their families… ECFE – parent/child classes Discovery Kids – year-round licensed child care Preschool & Practice Preschool Clubhouse & Lunch Bunch – Enrichment program that extends your child’s day Current families have registration… Register for 2021-22 School Year!

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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