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Wonder Moments

A preschooler, nervous about his first day, hesitated at the door. Another child waved and smiled, encouraging him to come in — and he did!
Mary Graham
Children’s Village encourages artistic expression. One former student took the lessons to heart; she now attends Moore College of Art and Design.
Preschool Teacher
I love the way Children's Village is so accommodating to immigrant families and families new to the area. I learn a lot because of this outreach.
A parent
The Nutrition Program introduces many children to new foods. Parents often ask our chef for the recipes.
Beth Baker
We are a LGBT family, and never once have we felt set apart or not included in anything, and our child has exposure to learning about all different types of families and is supported with ours.
Preschool parent
A parent who had seen our class at the park followed us back to Children’s Village to complete an Enrollment Application for her own child. 
Preschool teacher
Our library books have to be replaced, not because they’re lost but because they’re worn. We encourage life-long readers and learners.
Mary Graham
Look at the walls filled with artwork and projects. Children have ownership here at Children’s Village.
Preschool teacher
On a trip to the ice rink, I saw former students who said they had learned how to ice skate from their Children’s Village trips!
School-Age teacher
Children are always excited to go to our PNC GROW UP GREAT library! It has 3,000 books, including some in French, Chinese, and Spanish.
Preschool teacher
My daughter talks about Children’s Village as a magical place. Her friends keep asking why they can’t attend Children’s Village, too!
Preschool Parent
Children’s Village graduates often return to complete required high school community service hours here.
School-Age teacher
We serve families throughout the city. Some take two buses and a train rather than send their children to a program in their neighborhood.
Beth Baker
Children are often disappointed that Children’s Village is closed on the weekends!
Preschool teacher
I love learning from the children. One taught me about Pointillism, paintings made up of little dots. I wonder where he learned that? Here!
Mary Graham
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