Children are born with an innate drive to learn, and we set out to provide an environment that promotes this philosophy through play and a forest school inspired program, that values process over product, and that provides adults with whom they develop trusting, caring relationships. Our Early Learning Center is unique to other learning centers in that we have full use of our 75-acre campus that includes woods, creeks, fields, and trails for teachers to implement the curriculum and our forest school inspired program.
The Early Learning Center engages, nurtures, and supports young children in their pursuit of knowledge and meaning through inquiry, social-emotional development, child-centered curriculum, and creative expression. This is where our students begin their journey toward becoming competent, compassionate, collaborative, and creative global citizens.
The Maumee Valley ELC places children based on their development, and not strictly by age, allowing for classroom groupings that best meet each child's needs. Our team of expert educators focuses on “whole child development”, ensuring that each student’s cognitive, social-emotional, and physical needs are being met while paying careful attention to the many unique communication and learning styles of young children.