The village is our communal place of belonging. It is the essence of what keeps us together. It keeps us stronger, happier and healthier because we have something to fall back on. Looking to the village, it has the potential to hold us up and to keep us going in our daily life. The village gives us more than this emotional sustenance, it has the capacity to feed us; to nurture and give us the means in which to become ourselves.
The Little Village embodies this philosophy in every facet of our pedagogy. We create a platform for parents, educators and the wider community to come together to provide a holistic approach to childcare. After all, it does in fact take a village to raise a child.
We envisage a centre that encapsulates all the ideas that are synonymous with village life. It is about working together to share the burden of modern life and raising a family, it’s about providing that common ground where we’re reminded that we’re not in fact alone.
We recognise the family as the children’s first and most influential educators, but we will help you to give them sustenance through our community partnerships, tailored programming and careful consideration of their developing sense of being. They are the children of tomorrow and we want them to be grounded, but aspire to reach new heights. We lead them to the threshold of their own understanding and make their experiences meaningful. We help to give them a sense of self-esteem and develop positive images of themselves, their interests, their culture as well as the diverse nature of society.
The Little Village becomes a collaborative network that establishes a strong sense of community and partnerships. We will have strong connections with the wider community, utilising the expertise of local professionals to support the health and well-being of our children and their families. These areas include physical, social, psychological, environmental and economic well-being. Through active communication and insightful programs, we will aim to provide that sense of community that will be there when you need it.
We don’t have to build walls to keep our children safe. We should instead band together and share our virtues, our strengths, our aspirations. It is a part of our basic instinct to belong to a community. We will share resources, ideas, strategies. We will provide the means for children to explore their world, understand the links between themselves and their cultures and how identities are shaped, how the world is sustained. We will teach, we will learn, we will grow together. We are The Little Village.