My Little Village – Ave A East Village, Manhattan, New York

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Specializing in ages 2 -4 the children leave their shoes at the door and run around in socks! This gives that warm family appeal. Parents are encouraged to be a part of their child learning and the resources of the neighborhood are used as children go on trips and to the neighborhood park.

The Director is warm and makes you feel safe. She talks the time to speak to each parent and teachers are more than happy to speak to you every afternoon. While the school may lack structured curriculum children learn through art and every day basic concepts that are essential to an every day first year school experience. If you are looking for your child to have fun and feel safe, this is the school for you!

My Little Village - Ave A East Village, Manhattan, New York, 5.0 out of 5 based on 2 ratings

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  1. anonymous says:

    My son attended here and while I find that the staff was warm and friendly they seemed to lack direction. Its almost as if they make up what they are teaching on a daily basis. Also, The Director is a bit frazzeled and never seems to know if she is coming or going. Many times i tried to get a hold of her and she was not easily accessible. She also didn’t seem to know what was going on at her center. Overall I would say its a great place to use if you need a babysitting service.

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  2. Concerned Parent says:

    My child loved this school and the Director is so nice! I couldn’t disagree with the above comment more!

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  3. disillusioned parent says:

    The director is disorganized enough that I wanted to flee MLV almost as soon as I signed up. VERY disingenuous financial practices and changes in fees and protocols with no notice. The teachers are decent but not spectacular. Very few field trips or exciting special projects. The Ave C location is in a storefront.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Wow, some anal types posting here. If your educational philosophy is structure, structure and more structure, this probably isn’t your daycare, but we just love it. We fled to MLV after leaving a more structure-oriented neighborhood daycare that had real financial and management issues, so I know what that is, and it ain’t here. My Little Village is a wonderful, warm environment, the teachers and director are top-notch. Our kid took to it like a fish to water and really brightened up immediately. If you’re looking for a pre-K Dalton or something look elsewhere, haters, but I can’t say enough good things about the place.

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  5. happy mom says:

    I sent both my children to school at My Little Village and I can not say enough wonderful things about this school. It was exactly what I was looking for- the teachers made me feel so at ease and I never doubted for one minute that they had my child’s best interest at heart. Two teachers in particular really stood out and their love for their students was over whelming. I felt with MLV that I was a part of something special- a real community full of warmth and creativity. My child blossomed under their guidance and I only wish I could find this love and nurturing in the progressive schools that my children have moved on to since leaving MLV. I really do recommend this school with all me heart.

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  6. Anonymous says:

    This school is wonderful, my son has been going there for a year and a half now. He loves it! His teachers have been super friendly, warm and observant. They see each child as an individual and give them attention accordingly.

    I am not sure how long Mr. or Mrs. Anal-Competitive in comments above have kept their kids there, but it is untrue that there are no field trips or special projects. They have done a number field trips since we have been there (c’mon, these kids are 2-4 – how many field trips do you need?) and they are always involved in some special art project, cooking or music project. In the higher class they also learn about letters and numbers and such.

    As some have said above: if you see pre-school as a way to groom your child for 12-14 years of super-competitive private school education so that in due course they get into Harvard then this place is not for you. If, however, you want your kids to enjoy themselves, learn to express themselves creatively and to cooperate with their peers then you will like the place.

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