History

Children's Village History

Children's Village first opened its doors in 1985 and was established by the Village Improvement Association (VIA), a non-profit women's organization that also established Doylestown Hospital in 1923.

How We Started

Originally intended to provide a rewarding educational and nurturing and convenient experience for children of Doylestown Hospital employees, Children's Village started as a "one-room schoolhouse" with a front door, three classrooms and two offices serving a total of 40 children.

High demand plus requests for enrollment from non-hospital employees allowed our facility to grow and accommodate a larger population. By 1993 we had grown to three buildings with 15 classrooms and had the ability to accommodate additional area children.

Our Modern School

Today's Children's Village serves more than 200 children from five counties.

We foster a comprehensive learning environment and accept children with disabilities as well as non-English speaking children. We also work closely with Child Care Information Services of Philadelphia (CCIS) to help families in need of financial assistance.

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Village Improvement Association of Doylestown (VIA)
Designing Healthy Communities

Since the beginning, the women of the VIA have personified caring leadership, designing innovative ways to meet the changing healthcare needs of the community.

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