Preschool Program

Program type Minimum age Maximum age State ratio EC3 Ratio Weekly Rate
Preschool 3 yr. 4 yr. 1:10 1:8 $234
Multi-age preschool 3 yr. 5 yr. 1:10 1:9 $234
Pre-Kindergarten 4 yr. 5 yr. 1:12 1:9 $234
Summer Camp 6 yr. 10 yr. 1:24 1:15 $200

A prominent philosophy in the preschool classrooms is play-based learning. The curriculum provides a range of developmental levels in language, social, cognitive, and motor skills that are administered through different, enjoyable activities. Preschool ages vary widely—EC3 offers a variety of classes for children who are anywhere from 3 to 6 years old.

Achieving Higher Levels of Independence

The teachers are continually developing the children's independence through encouraging the development of life skills and offering choices, which promote decision-making.

Developmental Skills

Preschool children will be encouraged to develop:

  • Language skills through guided and spontaneous interactions
  • Social skills, by participating in large and small group activities, and interactions with classmates and other children in the center
  • Fine and gross motor skills, through the use of small manipulative materials, large climbing equipment, and directed experiences in creative movement and motor skills
  • Independence in daily living skills, such as eating, dressing, and toileting
  • Concepts of quantity, causality, and spatial relations through directed exploration and experimentation
  • Writing and reading skills appropriate to developmental and interest level
  • Kindergarten readiness skills for all Pre-K children

Learning with Themes

Activities based on specific themes (intended to thread activities together, without dominating them) are planned to provide experiences for a range of developmental levels in each of the following areas: cognitive, language, small motor, large motor, sensory, perceptual, and social. Field trips are implemented in conjunction with a theme to offer hands-on learning and exposure.

Classrooms

Preschool

Multi-age preschool

Pre-Kindergarten

Summer Camp

I can't say enough good things about Jen and Ada and their work in helping our son transition. They went over and above their responsibility to help him adjust (and to help us adjust!) and we are very thankful that we chose EC3 and the Dolphin room in particular. Thank you!! 

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