4403 Lancaster Pike, Bldg. 27, Wilmington, Delaware 19805, United States

Ithaka Early Learning Center

A Reggio-inspired school opening in the fall of 2018

"When you set out on your journey to Ithaka, pray that the road is long, full of adventure, full of knowledge." 

C.P. Cavafy 

About Us

The Reggio Approach

A Reggio inspired education is steeped in years of interdisciplinary research and is, first and foremost, centrally focused on the capabilities of ALL children. The child is not viewed in isolation but in relation with the family, other children, the teachers, the environment of the school, the community, and the wider society. The school is viewed as a system in which all these relationships, which are interconnected and reciprocal, are activated and supported.(Gandini) In such an environment, children are ensured an active voice in their educational journey and ongoing meaningful opportunities to construct understanding about the world.     

The School's Context

   As part of Odyssey's education campus  in Wilmington, Delaware, the Ithaka Early Learning Center will complete the spectrum of global education experiences and leveraged services currently offered to school-age children at two, dual language campus charter schools - Odyssey and Academia Antonia Alonso. The first a K-12, English - Greek school steeped in the humanities and sciences, and the second a K-5, English - Spanish EL (expeditionary learning) school. Although not to be structured as a feeder to the schools, parents of children attending the center may choose to apply to kindergarten at either school.   

The Project

Ithaka Early Learning Center is a project sponsored by AHEPA Chapter 95.  The center will occupy 25,000 square feet of a building located on Odyssey Charter School's 34-acre Barley Mill Plaza campus.

Our goal is to serve over 200 children ages 6 weeks to pre-k joining us from all backgrounds, but especially welcoming  those that come from economically-challenged backgrounds or with other special rights.

This early education initiative is being developed in collaboration with the University of Delaware and the University of Patras, in Greece.


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Early Learning Survey

Should you be interested in this project, and especially if you have children that could benefit from, or need to access early learning services, please take our survey.  We would appreciate your inputs and reflections on your current and desired services.

Contact Us

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Better yet...

We would love to hear from you in person regarding this new initiative.

Ithaka Early Learning Center

4403 Lancaster Pike - Bldg. 27, Wilmington DE 19805

(302) 893-1717

For More Information

The Center is under development.  More information may be obtained by calling the listed number or sending an email to ithakaelc@gmail.com