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 throughout all parts of the student experience.
Diversity, in its many forms, strengthens all aspects of life at The Center. Our community is diverse in race, ethnicity, family structure, economic backgrounds, LGBTQIA+ families, adoptive and single-parent families, intergenerational households, and so much more.
Our Toddlers through sixth grade curricula include deep exploration of diverse perspectives, people, and histories so that children engage in a comprehensive education. Every curricular review is conducted through a critical lens, ensuring that diversity is integrated into every subject. Anti-bias and cultural education are woven into classroom life from the start of students' educational journey, and our teachers and administrators are trained extensively in designing and delivering culturally responsive instruction.

Inclusion means each child, family, and educator at The Center is valued; it also means that these children, families, and educators take special care to make space for each other and for experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds that are different from their own. 

Adults are also an integral part of The Center’s diverse community. There are many opportunities for them to appreciate, learn, and grow at CEE through participation in school-wide affinity groups, attending special events, and by joining classrooms to share personal stories, family traditions, and experiences from their own cultural backgrounds. This year, our parents will also engage in facilitated conversations led by Affinity Group leaders trained in SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity). Our Affinity Groups include Heritage (African/African-American), Asian American, Latin American, South Asian, Jewish Cultural, and LGBTQIA+.
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.