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Early Childhood Center at Central Avenue

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Frequently Asked Questions

Currently, we are open 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., but we will add a 7 a.m. class if demand requires it.
Students are provided breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack. All meals are served family-style and teachers eat with students to model healthy choices. Milk is provided (soy or lactose-free if needed) and drinking water is available all-day.
We support children through the potty training process. Parents should provide pull-ups and extra clothes.
Our preschool serves 3 and 4-year-olds, children should turn 3 by December 31, 2020.
We use Creative Curriculum for preschool, each study (or investigation) incorporates a daily question, read alouds, whole group, and small group activities that encourage exploration, creativity, and build critical thinking skills.
Our school uses the RULER approach, students participate in a daily emotional check-in. Teachers work with students to develop strategies to move from one quadrant of the mood meter to another. Staff have also been trained in trauma-informed practices and the Pyramid Model (from the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning)
Classrooms consist of 18-19 students and two teachers.
  • The ECC has a year-round school nurse
  • All staff are trained in CPR and First Aid
  • Supervision policies are in place for arrival, dismissal, and transitions
  • Parent advocates
  • Parent liaison
  • Education Specialist
  • Literacy Coordinator
  • Behavioral Health and Disabilities Specialist
  • SRBI Interventionist
  • Full Special Education team