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Young Students

Giving voice to the rich potential and talent of children


Mary Johnson Children's Center, is a leader in early childhood education both in the county and in the state. The Center is home to several programs which support children and families. Reflecting the goals of its founders, the Center strives to meet the needs of working families who use the Center and who represent the economic and cultural diversity of our community.

Mary Johnson Children’s Center is a NAEYC accredited program located in Middlebury Vermont that has been servicing the community since 1970.

Our Programs

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Children's Center

Ages Infant - 5

Main Campus

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School Age Program

Ages K-5

Mary Hogan Elementary School

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Nursery School

Ages 3 - 5

East Middlebury Location

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Orwell Early Education Program

Ages 3 - 5

Orwell Elementary School

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Thank you all so much for how special you made Cora feel yesterday. I can't believe how much and how clearly she was saying "Happy dae!" All evening it was just awesome ☺ you are a wonderful team and thank you so much for a great first week!



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We Believe

That parents are the experts on their children

That teachers are collaborators, researchers and nurturers who are dedicated to supporting children and parents.

In the extraordinary capability and intelligence of children

In children’s ability to construct their own knowledge.

As a school, we believe in making visible and giving voice to the rich potential and talent of children, and in the right of all children to have an environment where this talent and potential is respected and nourished.

How can we help you today?


Learn more about our program offerings!



Do you have any questions? Feel free to contact us!



Fill out our waitlist application to apply today!

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