• Childhood

Early Childhood

(Toddler, Preschool, Prekindergarten, Kindergarten)

The Early Childhood Center (ECC) incorporates a healthy blend of work and play with a variety of activities and experiences allowing children to develop greater confidence, independence and self-esteem. The nurturing environment empowers children to move freely and make choices. A variety of creative materials, toys and manipulatives allow the teachers to teach math, writing and reading readiness skills in both hands-on and teacher-directed lessons. Questioning, observing and exploring are also encouraged as the ECC children acquire a strong foundation of knowledge and skills preparing them for the challenges of their more formal education. Children in ECC spend time every week working with special teachers in music, physical education, Spanish and library. An essential component of each day is the emphasis on the life skills, practiced in chapel, the classrooms, learning centers, lunchroom, and the playground. Some of the activities that make the ECC unique are:

All ECC children:
  • Participate in daily chapel
  • Celebrate their birthday with their own Celebration of Life
  • Participate in enchanting Christmas and grade level musical programs
  • Participate in Field Day, which is planned and staffed by the seventh graders
  • Enjoy movement through outside time and recess
  • Participate in the Buddy program
  • Participate in a variety of Cultural Arts events
  • Join in the school-wide focus on Life Skills
  • Have the option of staying for lunch (Lunch Bunch); Preschool and Prekindergarten children can also participate in an afternoon session (A-Team) on a weekly or daily basis. (Pre-registration is required.)
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