Our Community Life. . .

At Little Ivy, we believe our children and their families are part of a wider community that includes classmates, teachers, extended families and the towns we live in. To help everyone get (and stay) connected, we offer a wide variety of opportunities for you and your family to participate in community activities both at Little Ivy Learning Center and in the wider community around us.

We offer lots of fun ways for you to meet other parents including family fun nights, parades,  parent get-togethers, supporting your children’s Kickball teams, joining us in downtown Ridgewood for Touch-a-Truck and meeeting up with us to visit with Santa at the annual Ridgewood tree lighting, and much more!

There is no pressure to volunteer. Instead we try to provide opportunities for you to participate if you can. With our busy lives, we know that there are times that you just cannot add another responsibility to your pile, but we also know that when the time is available, many parents enjoy volunteering.  Volunteering is a great way to meet other parents and we offer plenty of opportunities from just helping out for an hour at family fun night or during on-campus visits by Ridgewood Firefighters and other community helpers, all the way to volunteering to coach a kickball team.

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The Feasts '22:

So Much to Share!

  • Date(s): Wednesday, Nov. 23
  • Time(s): 11:30 am
  • Location: Little Ivy Campus
  • Open to: Current Little Ivy Students

Each year, on the day before Thanksgiving @ Little Ivy Learning Center, your child, their classmates and teachers gather around their classroom table to share a feast—a separate a unique feast in each of our classrooms! The Feasts, a Little Ivy tradition, are the culmination of a month-long series of programs that kicks off with In The Bag!

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Little Ivy Bringing Santa

Downtown for Holidays

  • Date(s): Friday, December 2
  • Time(s): 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
  • Location: Downtown Ridgewood- East & West Sides
  • Open to: All

We've once again arranged to fly Santa and his elves into town so that they’ll have an opportunity to meet our local boys and girls @ Ridgewood's Downtown for the Holiday Festival 2022. This year, Santa will be travelling in his special Santa Cart, making frequent stops for COVID-sensitive opportunities to say hello. This Village tradition is always a special family evening, featuring plenty of outdoor activities for all ages, plus lots of holiday cheer surrounded by twinkling holiday lights.

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Catch Up with Friends

at Family Fun Night

  • Date(s): TBD for 2022-23
  • Time(s): TBD
  • Location: Little Ivy Campus
  • Open to: Little Ivy Students, Alumni & Their Families

Join us for Family Fun Night where our current & alumni Little Ivy Learning Center students and their families will be gathering at the Fantasy Photo Booth to put their funniest faces forward . . . on our Disco Karaoke Dance Floor where they’ll be showing off their most awesome singing talents & dance moves, too. . . and more!

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Little Ivy’s On the March

at Opening Day Parade!

  • Date(s): TBD for 2023
  • Time(s): 9 a.m.
  • Location: Downtown Ridgewood
  • Open to: All

Let’s cheer on our Pre-Kindergarten & Senior Nursery kickball teams and parent coaches at Ridgewood Baseball Association’s 2022 Opening Day Parade & Family FunDay.

We look forward to seeing your family along the parade route and at Vets Field.

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Touch-a-Truck's

Rolling Into Ridgewood

  • Date(s): TBA for 2023
  • Time(s): 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Location: Van Neste Square, Ridgewood
  • Open to: All

Imagine taking a seat behind the wheel of a real police cruiser ready to roll, climbing aboard a shiny fire truck as you prepare to battle a blaze, exploring up-close a fleet of the other emergency and public works vehicles you’ve only seen at a distance on the streets of Ridgewood.

This free event, coordinated by Little Ivy is co-sponsored by the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Ridgewood.

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Ready, Set, Go:

It's Field Day!

  • Date(s): TBD for 2023
  • Time(s): TBD
  • Location: Little Ivy Campus
  • Open to: Current Little Ivy Students

Teams of our most senior students, wearing t-shirts in their team color, will be converging on our Main Playing Field for Spring Field Day ’23.

Although the events have not yet been finalized, our annual field day events have historically included some combination of straight and staggered balance-beam courses, an egg-spoon race; hoop jumping; a soccer weave relay race; bean-bag toss; relay races; musical hoops & more!

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Parade of the States '23:

Celebrating Independence!

  • Date(s): TBD for 2023
  • Time(s): Mid-Morning
  • Location: Little Ivy Campus
  • Open to: Current Little Ivy Students

Look Out, Here Comes Our Parade!

Our Little Ivy Learning Center toddler-kindergarten campers will be gathering under the tall trees here on campus for our annual Independence Day Parade of the States. Each class is exploring the unique people, places and cultures of an American state. . . and creating a hand-made parade float to capture their discoveries

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Pickin’ Pumpkins, Playin’ Games

@ HarvestFest'23

  • Date(s): TBA for 2023
  • Time(s): TBA
  • Location: Little Ivy Campus
  • Open to: Current Little Ivy Students

With pumpkins as far as the eye can see, games that may include Rings-Around-the-Witch Hats, the Great Smiling Pumpkin Toss, and more. . . our students and teachers will be gathering on the Main Playing Field and Picnic Grove, transformed into a giant pumpkin patch ready for pickin’ with Halloween-themed games created by our older students. too!

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Stop, Drop & Roll:

Firefighters to Spark Curiosity!

  • Date(s): TBD for 2023
  • Time(s): TBD
  • Location: Little Ivy Campus
  • Open to: All Current Little Ivy Students

Firefighters from the Ridgewood Fire Department will be rolling one of their big, red engines onto campus on Wednesday, October 26 and inviting each of our students on board for a close-up tour of the equipment as part of Fire Safety Month and our year-round Community Helpers curriculum.

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Raise Your Spirits

@ Halloween Parade '23!

  • Date(s): TBD for 2023
  • Time(s): TBD
  • Location: Little Ivy Campus
  • Open to: Current & Alumni Little Ivy Students & Families

You’re invited to join our Little Ivy Learning Center parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, extended families & friends on [date TBD] for a great curbside view as our current and alumni students capture the spirit of the season at our annual Halloween Parade.

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Help Your Child

Put It In The Bag!

  • Date(s): TBD for 2023
  • Time(s): TBD
  • Location: Little Ivy Campus
  • Open to: Current Little Ivy Students & Their Families

Your child will be bringing home a paper bag they decorated in class this week and asking you to help them fill it so that they could join in feeding our Ridgewood neighbors in need this Thanksgiving season. In the Bag! is a Little Ivy tradition the provides our students with hands-on opportunities to discover first-hand both the building blocks of good nutrition and the importance of joining with parents & friends to watch out for our neighbors in need.

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