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Children's Cottage of Wilmington

107 Marshall Court
Wilmington, NC 28411

(910) 681-1101

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

This program is child-centered and will include free play, individualized and small group teacher-directed activities.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The primary goal of Chileren's Cottage is to provide an environment which fosters the growth and development of the whole child in all areas, to include social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and creative areas with the ultimate result being that children reach their maximum potential. We believe that children are competent, autonomous people, and each child's developmental level, needs, and interests will be of our utmost priority. This program is based onthe concept that children learn through play and hands-on experiences. They will be given the opportunity to interact with the environment, explore, experiment, and problem solve.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on