We provide one of the few independent birth to eighth grade learning pathways in the country.
The mission of It Takes A Village Family of Schools is to provide high-quality, culturally responsive education and life-empowering social services that inspire students and families to positively transform and advance their communities, nation, and world.
ITAV Early Childhood
Village Leadership Academy
It Takes A Village Family of Schools takes a holistic approach to education through a deep appreciation for the connection between children, their families, our communities, and the world we live in together.
Beyond our family of schools, ITAV programs provide opportunities to empower our next generation of leaders. Whether it is paving a path to college for youth, or jump-starting careers in early childhood education, we strive to provide our community with the tools for lifelong success.
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14 years have passed since my story with ITAV began. I am so grateful to the ITAV family for allowing my three daughters and me to be part of their great family. There have been great moments and memories that will always remain in my mind. Thank you ITAV for your support and commitment.
My toddler’s face lights up with excitement every time we are approaching his school. It gives me a great sense of comfort knowing that he is in great hands while I am away from him.
ITAV’s teachers are truly a third parent in raising our kids and an essential part of our family! We not only lean on them for childcare, we turn to them for emotional support as parents, laughs after a stressful day at work, and honest feedback about what our kids need that we might be missing.
After receiving my Childhood Development Associate credential through the Early Childhood Workforce program at ITAV, I realized how much I love learning about children and think I want to pursue getting my Masters in Child Development.
ITAV Parent and Family Support Staff Representative
Clinical Psychologist, CPS Teacher
ITAV Early Childhood Workforce Program Graduate
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