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Jude Keith Rose
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Welcome to West Hill Educare!

Established in 2007, West Hill Educare re-opened in November 2022.

West Hill Educare is a toddler care program, located a mile up the hill from the inlet in Ithaca, NY, in the west hill neighborhood above the Lehman Alternative Community School, operated in the home of Jude and KC Rose.

Our program is grounded in the Educaring® Approach - a caregiving approach developed by Magda Gerber under her organizational name, Resources for Infant Educarers, or RIE®.
You will also see the influence of the teachings of Maria Montessori.

The Educaring Approach is a relationship-based approach rooted in a foundation of respect.
We encourage active participation in self-care routines and independent exploration during open play times. Learn more about our approach by exploring our site!

Our new environment is currently being developed. Until we are able to share images, our original classroom can be viewed here: http://www.westhilleducare.com/classroom.html.

West Hill Educare is a group family child care program, licensed by NY State Office of Children and Family Services. We llimit enrollment to 8-10 toddlers.

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Jude Rose, RIE® Associate
Certified Montessori Primary Teacher