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Parents have the right to expect a great deal from the childcare center their children attend and The Village Learning Center (TVLC) exceeds expectations. TVLC offers a safe, nurturing environment that fosters learning through discovery. Parents know TVLC is more than just a daycare. Children receive a solid educational foundation where skills are learned, respect is taught and happiness is shared. TVCL is conveniently located at 15 Yard Road, Pennington.

Mary Innocenzi, CEO and Executive Director, states: “Over 35 years ago, I had a vision to provide higher quality early child care for young children. I am proud to say that The Village Learning Center was voted best Child Care Center in the Tri County area and received National Accreditation just two years after we opened our doors in 1998. We are also extremely proud of our fantastic staff. Some of them have been with us for 5, 10 and even 20 years.”

Innocenzi has heard parents talk about the challenge of finding superior child care. With summer fast approaching, TVLC is again gearing up to provide its unique summer camp experience. “Families spend so much time and effort trying one camp after another, year after year—art camp, science camp, sports camp—and year after year, parents feel forced into making blind choices about what will capture their young child’s attention,” she says.

TVLC recognized the frustration and developed a summer program called Camp Discovery, which offers a wide variety of activities and learning opportunities all in one place. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during a 10-week session, TVLC offers special classes to pique campers’ interest. Children experience science, sports, and arts such as puppetry, to name a few programs. Horseback riding, a traveling farm, a petting zoo, and a reptile program provide chances to learn about the natural world. Tuesdays and Thursdays are swim days at the Hopewell Tennis and Swim Center. Beyond lessons, free swim time gives children time to just play.

Campers are ages three to eight. The limited age range provides a safe environment for them to engage with children in their own age appropriate cohort, Innocenzi says. Four playgrounds provide ample room for physical activity.

Staying apprised of the latest innovations in early childhood development is the cornerstone of The Village Learning Center. Learning and development is promoted in each of the following areas: social, emotional, physical, language and cognitive for all age groups. Independence is fostered by providing as much responsibility as the child can handle.

“Studies show that when given an interesting, challenging environment, most children will make wise choices for their learning activities,” Innocenzi says. “However, if a child needs assistance in a particular area of development, they receive encouragement to participate in activities that will strengthen them in those areas.”

Schedule a visit to The Village Learning Center in Pennington for a school tour and to meet our dedicated childcare staff. They will do their best to provide an appointment time that fits into your busy day.