We are on a mission to create real change for working parents, especially mothers.
Finding work / balance. Ending the motherhood penalty. Creating opportunities for female founders. Shaping dialogue around parents in the workforce.
We're just getting started.
DANIELLA AND VIVIE
Last year, as Vivie came up on turning four, I knew that she would be capping her time at Le Village - and with me. And not just in a set number of arbitrary years, but in her development and her needs. I could feel her pushing away from me. She was ready for independent school.
I decided to create a new concept that would support the style of learning she had thrived in. Our sunny little center will focus on kids 3.5 years to Kindergarten and will be an extension of our current curriculum. We created lessons that will use tangible elements introduced in group play, combined with one-on-one guidance, or explored in quiet independence. Elements that they are truly interested in will keep them engaged and hungry, day after day. The biggest change is that this will be a traditional drop-off center, with more structure for our older children so that they can prepare socially and emotionally for the start of their “formal” academic journey. It’s structured to be competitive curriculum wise—with the top centers in the area, but also competitively priced.
Our parents will remain a part of the Le Village community, be allowed to work onsite at the current coworking space—but not required to stay onsite. It’s a little space for parents and kids to grow into their independence. It’s a smaller environment with more focused learning and curriculum before they are off to the big school! It’s a nice bow as we all wrap up “the most important years.”
Most importantly, we will continue to recognize that children that excel come from families that feel supported--and that most families need that not just from friends and loved ones, but from the community establishments that are built for them. We will continue to grow upon our foundations. Community. Coworking. Childcare. In a new way.
I am very excited to share this new program with you all. I hope that it’s a home for our Le Village family members, but also a place for new families in search of community.I can’t wait to show you what we’ve built!
DANIELLA CORNUE OWNER/ FOUNDER
LE VILLAGE CO