At Dall'Inizio DaySchool, we embrace....


muddy feet, rainy days, music-filled classrooms, climbing up the slide, big personalities, problem solvers, security blankets, bear hugs, show-n-tell, impromptu investigations, helping our neighbors, unconventional classroom materials, books... all books, and trying over and over and over again.... we embrace childhood and every single child.


We are licensed by The Pennsylvania Department of Education and The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.


We use the Kinderlime app to keep you up to date and informed of your child's activities throughout the day.

About Our School



We are a Reggio Emilia Inspired Early Learning Center.  We strive to provide high quality care in Centre County and nurture each child’s ability to acquire knowledge.  We believe that learning is fostered through a child’s natural curiosity and a purposeful environment.  Our classroom settings provide a safe, loving, and nurturing setting for learning to occur.  



We believe that there are three teachers in a child’s life.  These include the child’s family members, the child’s teachers, and the child’s learning environment.  Children are capable of constructing their own knowledge and learning through their interests and curiosity.  Providing guidance allows for learning to occur naturally through exploration, play, and development.

The Reggio Emilia Approach :


The Reggio Emilia principles that guide our work include the following:
• The image of the child or the belief is that our children are capable of consrtucting their own learning.
• Relationships or the understanding that a child’s education requires connections among the environment, families, teachers, and the larger community.   
• The role of parents is believed to be a critical component of educating all children within the school.
• The environment and space supports interactions, meaningful projects and learning.  

Our Facility and Learning Environment

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Subsidized Care Available


For eligible families in need of tuition assistance, we accept subsidy from The Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) as well as Penn State’s child care assistance, with no extra charges to families. Learn more about the ELRC subsidy at  Learn more about Penn State’s child care assistance at  We also accept Mount Nittany Health Care Subsidy for those employed by Mount Nittany Health Care.

Be The Change

At Dall'Inizio DaySchool we are committed to encouraging our children to be the change they want to see in the world!  Our program strives to teach our children how to be respectful, take responsibility, and to build self-esteem and self-confidence, not only in ourselves but in our fellow classmates as well.  We have an all-inclusive policy, in that no one plays alone, no one eats alone, etc. unless they wish to. 

Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

We love to meet new families, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.  If you'd like to schedule an appointment give us a call!

Dall'Inizio DaySchool

1963 Cato Avenue, State College, Pennsylvania 16801, United States

(814) 380-2419


Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

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