Early Childhood Center

ECC BuildingThe Early Childhood Center opened its door in a new location with the start of the 2007-08 school year. The facility is located at 408 N. Jefferson and houses the Pre-Kindergarten and Parents as Teachers programs. The Pre-Kindergarten students attend half day sessions Monday through Friday. The program serves approximately 120 youngsters. There are four teachers and four teacher assistants. Additional services are provided for children with special needs.

The Parents as Teachers program has two full time instructors who meet with parents of children ages birth to five years old. This program is designed to assist families in understanding child development and give opportunities for parent interaction.

The Pre-Kindergarten program has a parent support group that provides assistance for playground equipment and other benefits to the ECC.  A variety of field trips and parent/child activities are offered throughout the school year. Screening dates for participation in the program will be announced.  Parents are encouraged to contact the Center at 581-3500.