Elementary students enjoy a meaningful cross-age experience in their CEE "Families" - 26 groups of at least two children from each grade level, kindergarten through sixth grade. Although every Family is facilitated by faculty and staff members, sixth grade students hold leadership roles within their Families, which meet approximately six times a year and participate in activities such as playing games, community service, and sharing ideas about conflict resolution strategies, friendship, and family rituals. Every Family participates in the Whole School Day of Service together each year too.
CEE has a long tradition of Parent Education, bringing in experts and speakers on the latest in parenting and child development. Each year, psychologists, authors, physicians, educators, and researchers visit The Center to engage with parents and teachers on the best practices in parenting and education.