Le Chaperon Rouge

7000 Rockside Rd
Independence OH 44131

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Opening Hours

  • Mon: 6:30am-6:30pm
  • Tue: 6:30am-6:30pm
  • Wed: 6:30am-6:30pm
  • Thu: 6:30am-6:30pm
  • Fri: 6:30am-6:30pm


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"Le Chaperon Rouge" provides a quality pre-school for children whose parents wish to instill an appreciation and enjoyment of learning. It takes a "team effort" to help a child develop social skills, confidence, attitudes, and the desire to learn. The staff at "Le Chaperon Rouge" truly believes in the importance of early childhood education and would like to be part of your family's team. "Le Chaperon Rouge" is prepared to make your child's first school experience a happy, secure, and satisfying one; I guarantee it! We are owner run and operated every day. For further information about the center, its staff, or its fees, please contact the office at each school. You are welcome to visit our center anytime, without an appointment. Mrs. Moga-Kennedy has written a book about her experience, "Stella's Way: From Communist Romania to becoming a prosperous entrepreneur living the American Dream: My journey and the 10 lessons I learned in life and business." HISTORY OF LE CHAPERON ROUGE "Le Chaperon Rouge" was established in 1982. Founder Stella Moga, MA in education, began this undertaking with the firm belief that some existing day care centers were inadequately preparing children for the rigors of school and the challenges of adulthood. Mrs. Moga discovered in many facilities a tendency to create unnecessary levels of stress in the young child. To minimize this factor, "Le Chaperon Rouge" teaches using educational play. Children readily accept knowledge and information when it is presented in this manner. By making learning fun, performance-related stress can be greatly reduced. Additionally, the child who learns to associate achievement with pleasure can be expected to function more successfully as an adult. A second and equally problematic factor exhibited by many centers is a general lack of quality supervision. The unfortunate fact is that some centers provide little more than mass baby-sitting services. In such settings, precious little care or attention is given to the individual child. Emotional and intellectual development suffer greatly in environments of this type. She worked extra jobs, went to business school at night, and developed a business plan for a day care center. With $1, 800 and a space in the bottom of a church, she opened up the first Le Chaperon Rouge in 1982. The curriculum at Le Chaperon Rouge mixes fun, free-spirited activities with lessons in reading, mathematics, science, social studies, French, computers, Spanish, geography, good manners, physical education, and other basic early childhood educational components. Parents of kindergartners pleaded with Mrs. Moga to start an elementary school because the children graduating from her school are bored to tears when they attend other schools. Le Chaperon Rouge expanded the program to include fifth grade. Offering one of the best reading programs around to small groups of children from kindergarten to fifth grade, Le Chaperon Rouge is a great benefit to working mothers who can drop off children in the morning and not worry about breakfast, lunch, and snacks, before and after school care, sports activities, French, computers, etc. All of these services for a competitive price.