Reggio Philosophy at The Village ELC

Reggio Emilia is a philosophy of teaching and learning that developed in Italy after World War II. Seeing the destruction and devastation that had occurred in their city, the citizens decided that they wanted to create a peaceful, beautiful, and effective learning environment for their children; an environment where children could engage in meaningful explorations with natural, authentic, and interesting materials. Over several decades, the Reggio Emilia approach has become more widely practiced throughout North America. Here at The Village Early Learning Center, we have embraced the Reggio Emilia philosophy and strive to …

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STEAM This Summer

S.T.E.A.M. With Your TEAM this Summer!

Are you looking to get more out of your summer school break camp choices than simply “daycare”? Would you like to see your child develop new friendships while keeping their academic skills sharp? Are you looking for an option with great coach-to-camper ratios for an affordable rate? Call 813-651-0779 to schedule your tour today!

Why choose The Village Early Learning Center  for summer camp?

The Village ELC offers:

…the best coach-to-camper ratios in the Brandon area.

…S.T.E.A.M. focused activities and field trips (science, technology, …

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Art, Music, and Sports at The Village Early Learning Center

At The Village, high quality academic programs are not the only way we support the growth and development of our young students.

Music, art, dance, soccer, and gymnastics are offered as additional enrichment activities. Art is an integral part of the educational experience at The Village, and students from toddler level to after-school age use a wide variety of media, materials, and processes to create unique, beautiful, and meaningful works for art in a positive and inspiring studio environment. Art classes are included in the cost of tuition and are taught by The …

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Reggio-Emilia Philosophy at The Village

Reggio Emilia is a philosophy of teaching and learning that developed in Italy after World War II. Seeing the destruction and devastation that had occurred in their city, the citizens decided that they wanted to create a peaceful, beautiful, and effective learning environment for their children; an environment where children could engage in meaningful explorations with natural, authentic, and interesting materials. Over several decades, the Reggio Emilia approach has become more widely practiced throughout North America. Here at The Village Early Learning Center, we have embraced the Reggio Emilia philosophy and strive to …

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August Events!

The 2014-2015 school year is fast approaching. Are you as excited as we are? Here is a summary of what is happening as we kick off the new school year.

Come to the Art Show! Visit The Village atelier on Tuesday, August 12, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Help us celebrate the conclusion of a wonderful summer while viewing stunning artwork created by the Summer Adventure Camp students with the help of Marianty Muniz, our very own atelierista.

The first day of school for full-day pre-kindergarten (VPK) students will be Monday, August

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The Importance of “Play”

When you ask your child, “What did you do at school today?” and all they say is, “Play,” ……. feel happy they are developing skills in many areas! Read how here! Did you know The Village ELC is the ONLY NAEYC accredited school in the area!

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Safety At the Playground

For a child, the playground is a world of fun and discovery, but to many parents feel constantly stressed at the danger it represents.

Read more about balancing your toddler’s fun and socializing, while still maintaining safety at the playground!

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April Updates

Hello Village Parents!

The week of April 16th is extremely busy! Throughout the week, we will be continuing the PreK field trips to the Red Barn Petting Zoo. The schedules for the trips are posted on your child’s classroom door. If you would also like to volunteer to chaperone on this field trip, we would be delighted! Please just see yourself to your child’s classroom door again to sign up.

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Education in America: The Great Decline

Once a world leader in educational excellence, the U.S. is slipping… fast. Why is this happening? What are the implications? And more importantly, what can we do about it NOW to help our young ones regain a passion for education?

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Back To School

We have had a terrific year at the Village. The seasonal changes that occur in the Piazza is something you really should not miss. We started with a Winter Wonderland and bloomed into a lovely Spring motif. At the start of the Summer, our beach resort was in full swing. Thanks to our artist-in-residence, Mary Muniz, the Fall scene will be coming soon to surprise us all…

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