Our Early Childhood Program provides a child-centered environment where students in our Nursery, Pre-Kinder, and Kindergarten classes experience learning that is continually progressive and focuses on discovery.
We are dedicated to the growth of each student as they develop communication skills, and most importantly, actively participate in the learning process by exploring and discovering through hands-on and other meaningful experiences. We center our practice around the belief that early learning standards can be a valuable part of a comprehensive, high quality system of services for young children. Early Learning Guidelines serve as a framework for the process of children’s growth, development, and learning in the early years. They are designed to provide reasonable expectations for children at different ages so that educators have a criteria to refer to as they observe children in action, determine their levels of performance, and plan curricular interventions to help them grow, develop, and learn to their fullest potential. The Early Learning Guidelines form the basis of our planning, and staff meet to collaboratively structure the curriculum to be addressed throughout the year. The philosophy of Reggio Emilia and the Seven Fundamental Principles further influence the development of our teaching and learning experiences in the classroom.
We are aware of the importance of being well informed about your child’s school program and believe a strong home/school partnership is the foundation for student success. Parents are important to us and we want to work with you as partners in your child’s education.
The ECA administrative team is committed to ensuring a safe, supportive and healthy environment exists in the Early Childhood years.
As we work together as members of the ECA learning community, we are confident that your child will have a memorable and dynamic year as we build an educational foundation and love of learning to last a lifetime. Should you have any other questions beyond these pages, please do not hesitate to contact our Elementary Principal.
ES Administrative Team