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Childcare Programs

We offer programs from 8 weeks to 5 years old. Our unique cottage programs let your child feel like they are home at our school.

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See which of our 6 wonderful locations is perfect for you!

Discover the difference the Young School approach can make in the future of your child.

For over 30 years, the Young School has prepared young people for their future through an innovative preschool education program. Young School pioneered the “Cottage” learning environment for infants (8 wks – 2 yrs) through Pre-K (2-5 yrs).

Children become part of a nurturing community where they are active participants and learners. Young School’s unique physical environment is the key component that provides opportunities for independent exploration and learning. Inspired by several internationally acclaimed early education approaches, the Young School has provided an invaluable start for thousands of children.

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Our Mission

Young School aims to inspire a lifelong love of learning by providing a thoughtful, nurturing environment for children that fosters creativity, independence, and social confidence in a dynamic, joyful setting that is respectful of each child’s needs and individuality.

We act with RESPECT - We work with INTENTION - We are guided by a STRONG IMAGE of the CHILD