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Jude Keith Rose
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Welcome to West Hill Educare!

Established in 2007, West Hill Educare is Ithaca's premiere RIE™ toddler program serving one- and two-year-old children and their families. We are located near the end of a cul-de-sac on Ithaca's west hill, just inside the city limits. We are open from 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday, following the Ithaca City School District calendar. Summer care is offered from 8:30-3:30 Monday-Friday.

At WHE, children are treated as important, capable individuals who are invited to participate actively in their own care within the context of a safe and nurturing home-based environment.

Our mission is to provide early care and education that supports the development of self-help and communication skills in the young child while emphasizing the importance of empathy towards others. We seek to enhance each child’s sense of joy and wonder through observation of and interaction with the natural world.

Peek at our new sign!
We remember our first families with a gracious thanks for this gift
          (hung 11/20/08)
Gift of the class of 2008!

View images of our classroom here: http://www.westhilleducare.com/classroom.html.

If you are interested in working at West Hill Educare, please view our employment opportunities page at http://www.westhilleducare.com/employment.html.

West Hill Educare brochure (PDF document)

To learn more about our Founder/Director, Jude Keith Rose - view her complete resume here: Jude Resume (Word Document)