The first ten years of a person’s education can set the course of his or her life. Finding joy in learning can lead to a lifetime of curiosity, open-mindedness and commitment to the common good. Just getting up in the morning and bolting through the classroom door can mean the difference between seeing your life’s work as a job or a career. The first ten years in school prepare us for the next ten and that walk to a hard-won diploma.
At The Center, a child's first year starts on the Toddler playground. By the time Center students move through the Early Childhood Program, they know how to play with others, participate in a group, select an activity center, use a cubby, serve themselves a snack, and possibly recognize numbers, letters and words as they march through a myriad of reading and math readiness activities.
In Kindergarten the academic world opens up to reveal its many wonders: reading and writing, incredible math equations, the mysteries of the rain forest, the phases of the moon, computers, as well as expressing oneself through art, music, and physical education.
To get ready for these great leaps in learning, The Center offers a Summer Transition Program. Meeting a new teacher while holding the hand of the familiar teacher can make separating pains go away. Settling into his new classroom before September can make it feel more like home. Summer is an important time in every child’s life. At CEE we honor the importance of summer with fun, learning and even a playground beach!
By first grade, a Center student is truly ready for all that our Elementary Program has to offer. The core curriculum spirals through six grades introducing, reinforcing and reintroducing basic and advanced concepts in mathematics, language arts, social studies, and science. Complementing this core curriculum are the the special subjects of art, music, computer science, physical education, and library. These specialist areas often integrate their projects with the core subject areas.
Supplementing the core curriculum and special subjects of the regular school day is The Center’s After School Program. Does your child want to play the violin or trumpet? CEE has an instrumental music program. Is your child a budding actor? Then he can try Lullaby of Broadway? Is he an aspiring chef (or just likes to eat)? There is always a cooking class of some sort. Chess, volleyball, yoga - after school is the time to spread those wings.
The Center also offers Extended Daycare before and after school. Daycare is perfect for the working parent as well as for the child who wants to have a convenient play date with friends. There are always plenty of activities, seasonal parties, outdoor games and quiet corners for those who want to draw or read. There is also a supervised "study hall" for children who want to do homework.