EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER

"WHERE WE PLAY TO LEARN" 

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The Early Childhood Center (ECC) offers a positive preschool experience for three and four-year-olds. Our highly qualified teachers plan developmentally appropriate class activities geared to stimulate learning through exploration while encouraging independence.

In the ECC, we offer full and part-time schedules. Additionally, we offer morning care that begins at 7:00 a.m. in our Social Hall.  The school day begins at 8:00 a.m.  After-school care is available until 6:00 p.m.  Many families, especially those with two working parents, are able to take advantage of the flexibility offered at All Souls.

Through positive interactions with classmates and adults, children have many opportunities to develop social skills. Our activities and projects are designed to value the process more than the finished product, allowing children to be creative and inventive.

Both indoor and outdoor play allow children to learn about the world and themselves. As children play, they learn new skills, coping mechanisms and the ability to test new ideas.

Program Objectives

  • Make a successful transition from home to school

  • Feel comfortable and secure in school

  • Develop social competency with peers and adults

  • Develop a positive self-concept as well as respect for others and their ideas

  • Develop an awareness of God in their daily lives -- learning mealtime prayers and how to pray for others in need 

  • Encourage each child to play and work well independently and in a group

  • Provide opportunities for self-expression for each child through language, art, music, and play

  • Stimulate imagination in order to develop an interest in learning and exploring

  • Provide opportunities for large and small motor development

  • Introduce the concept and use of numbers and letters through a variety of experiences

We encourage you to come take a tour of our ECC so that you can experience first-hand how "we play to learn" every day!