You Belong at CEE

Center students learn that diversity makes the world better. From toddler through sixth grade, teachers incorporate our core value of inclusion through all parts of the curriculum and programs. 
Teachers, starting in Early Childhood, integrate anti-bias and cultural education into everyday activities. Students at CEE embrace classmates of all backgrounds; over 56% of our students, and over 59% of our faculty and staff, are people of color.

Inclusion manifests itself all over campus; from the Friendship Bench which inspires new connections to the way we say 'hi' to each other in the hallways, everyone is at home at The Center. 
Family affinity groups (listed below) come together for connection and community, as well as sharing traditions and education with all CEE families. Cultural events such as Diwali and Lunar New Year are highlights on the calendar. We look forward to welcoming you to CEE!

Community Affinity and Interest Groups

List of 7 items.

  • Anti-Racism Interest Group

    Created in 2020, the mission of the Anti-Racism Interest Group (“ARIG”) is to provide an inclusive, safe space, inviting any courageous adult CEE community members to do the purposeful work of uncovering and considering their contributions to systemic racism as individuals and as a construct in our broader school community.
  • Asian American Affinity Group

    The Asian American Affinity Group seeks to deepen our children’s awareness of various Asian heritages, promote cultural connections, and discover how this translates to their lives as members of the larger Asian American community. Similarly, we, as parents, strive to broaden our own understanding and awareness of other cultures and hope to do so in fun and creative ways for families at our school.
  • The Heritage Family (Black/African-American)

    The Heritage Family’s primary focus is to provide a supportive community for CEE families with shared African heritage. We provide this support with parent participation, and in partnership with the Center’s staff and administration. In unequivocal support of the Center’s mission, we collectively strive to ensure that all Center students with African heritage are joyful, resilient, lifelong learners.
  • Jewish Cultural Affinity Group

    The Jewish Cultural Affinity Group’s mission is to encourage and celebrate Jewish culture, values, and traditions. The Jewish Cultural Affinity Group seeks to foster an inclusive and deeper understanding of Jewish identity by sharing with the broader CEE community through meaningful conversation, discussion, and the celebration of customs and traditions.
  • Latin American Affinity Group

    The Latin American Affinity Group (LAAG) strives to create a supportive community for students, families, faculty and staff of a shared Latin background. Regardless of ethnicity, race, or socioeconomic status, LAAG brings families together to celebrate and honor ancestry and identity. The tentpole events for LAAG are Día De Los Muertos, which is a school-wide event as well as the Kinder/6th grade joint graduation celebration. We also hold an informal “kick off” get together with the intention of catching up with old friends and welcoming new families.
  • LGBTQ+ Affinity Group

    Do the parents or other members of your family identify as LGBTQ? The LGBTQ+ Affinity Group offers a warm, supportive, casual setting for get-togethers every few months. Our gatherings often include children so they can see other families that may share similar structures. Involved allies are welcome, too!
  • South Asian Affinity Group

    The South Asian Affinity Group strives to create a supportive community for students, families, faculty and staff with shared Indian heritage. We work to facilitate conversations and shared cultural experiences with the entire CEE community to deepen and expand our understandings of the Indian diaspora and cultures through our community-wide celebration of Diwali, participation in the Parade of Nations and International Food Tasting, and through the support of our fellow affinity groups and their important work.
The Center for Early Education, a socio-economically and culturally diverse independent school for children, toddlers through grade six, strives to graduate students who are joyful, resilient, lifelong learners. The Center embraces a philosophy of education that combines a nurturing, inclusive learning environment with an increasingly challenging academic program that addresses the developmental needs of each child.