EC1 and EC2
Appropriate for children ages three to four years old and four to five years old, our EC1 and 2 Programs are a combination of whole and mixed-day alternatives offered at each age level. Each classroom, composed of 22 children and three teachers, includes indoor and outdoor experiences organized around learning centers and themes which change throughout the year.
Goals of the Early Childhood Curriculum include developing self-esteem, motor skills, creativity, self-mastery, and autonomy; helping the child with gradual separation; and developing skills in language and communication, socialization, logical and sequential thinking, literacy, and mathematical concepts.
As integral components of each Early Childhood classroom, learning centers offer developmentally appropriate opportunities for children to interact with each other, with materials, and with concepts and ideas. These centers include block building, dramatic play, science, music, manipulatives, sensory motor, art, library, language arts, computers, math, and cooking. Large and small group activities also include story time, movement, music, and library.
Our EC1 program is for children between three and four years old and offers half, mixed, and full day options. Indoor and outdoor experiences are organized around learning centers or areas of the classroom and on the yard that define a special focus or activity for children to experience, including blocks, dramatic play, language and literacy, science, fine-motor skills, and edible gardens. Small and large group activities also include story time, movement, music, and library. Children must be three years old by July 1.
Our EC2 program is for children between four and five years old and offers mixed and full day options. The program builds upon the skills introduced in the EC1 program. Service learning continues as part of the curriculum with the addition of off-campus field trips.