|Children arrive; Free play||7:30-9:00|
|Large group activity||9:00-9:30|
|Children go home; Free play||4:30-5:30|
The ECC is open to children and families from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.
We appreciate your promptness in picking up your children no later than 5:30 p.m. A $5.00 late charge is assessed for the first 10 minutes after 5:30 p.m. A $1.00 per minute charge will be assessed for every late minute thereafter. If you are detained, please call 491-7082 to alert us to the situation.
When dressing your child, please provide simple clothing that is free of complicated fastenings. We often use art materials that may get a little messy at times, so please make sure that your child wears washable clothing to school. The Colorado weather is often unpredictable so provide sweaters and jackets for your child even on sunny fall or spring days. Our playground is shady in the morning and often a little cool. It always better to have too much clothing than not enough! Extra clothes may be stored in your child’s cubby. Put your child’s name on everything. We get quite a collection of unlabeled, unclaimed clothing and other personal items each year. Please also check, from time to time, the “Lost and Found” located in the ECC main office.
Please provide an extra set of clothes and two pairs of extra underwear for your child in case of accidents or spills. These clothes will be stored in your child's cubby bin.
We discourage bringing toys from home except for a stuffed animal at naptime. Toys can get broken, lost, or cause conflicts between children at school.
At the ECC our goal is to teach each child self-control and responsibility for their own behavior. Teachers set firm limits to give children the guidelines needed for appropriate self-control. Teachers also explain the reasons for those limits. We never use physical punishment at the ECC. When a child shows inappropriate behavior, the teacher will initially establish eye contact and make sure the child clearly understands their limits. Often a child is given a choice, “You can do this…or this…” with both choices being acceptable to the teacher. Offering choices allows the child to control his/her behavior. If the child refuses to make the choice or seems out of control, the teacher will help the child gain control by suggesting he or she calm down in his or her cubby or the classroom cozy corner. This allows the child time and space to regain control of his or her behavior.