The Villages Early Childhood Center ("ECC") locations are owned and operated by The Villages Early Childhood Center, Inc. ("TVECC"), a Florida not-for-profit company. The ECC centers are not operated by The Villages Charter School, Inc. (TVCS), however, in an effort to provide continuity and seamless integration for students who advance to The Villages® Charter School provides certain administrative services under contract with TVECC.
The parent organization affiliated with The Villages Charter School (VCS) is the Buffalo HERD and stands for Buffalo families helping educate responsibly developed (HERD) children. Buffalo HERD is an integral part of staying "connected" to the school, teachers, and programs that impact your child's education. Please come out and get involved. Through the work of many hands is a heavy load made light. It is our goal to make the educational experience for your children the best it can be.
Our monthly meetings will provide you with information on the events and happening in our children's lives. Join us as we learn about their academic, fine arts and athletic accomplishments as well as the activities our children will be involved with in the upcoming months. HERD meetings are the first Tuesday of each month, excluding January.
Parental Involvement (PI) is one of the cornerstones of The Villages Charter School system. We feel that the involved parent has a greater impact on the educational experience of their child. The Buffalo HERD provides many of the parental involvement opportunities throughout the school year. HERD meetings also count for PI hours and are a good place to meet the parents of the children's new friends. We have developed a detailed "Parent Involvement Manual" - click above for brochure.
Buffalo HERD is identified by the IRS as a public charity and charitable organization. The Buffalo HERD Federal EIN is 93-2666139.
The Villages Charter School (VCS) is committed to ensuring that its website is accessible to people with disabilities. If you use assistive technology and are experiencing difficulty accessing information on this site, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to gain access to inaccessible content or functionality of online content. To file a formal grievance under Section 504 and Title II with VCS please contact Patrick Murphy, Instructional Technology Supervisor at 352-259-2350.