The After- and Before-school Care Program (or ABC) is a program targeting families who require assistance with child care while mom and dad earn a living.
The goal of ABC is to provide steady, stimulating, and affordable care for EDCS students during the gap between parents’ work schedules and their children’s school schedules.
The Playtimes Program addresses emotional stresses that can manifest themselves in poor academic performance, social withdrawal, or violent behavior. The Playtimes Program uses group or individual sessions focused on helping children manage emotional and/or behavior problems.
The EDCS Reading Program includes a comprehensive approach to ensure that no child slips through the cracks, our Reading Program uses three comprehensive strategies:
1. Classroom Instruction — teaching step-by-step skills beginning with letter sounds and leading to reading chapter books
2. Library — time devoted to checking out books, listening to stories, and eventually learning to do research
3. Reading Tutoring — one-on-one assistance for children who are struggling to learn to read
The Summer School Program is designed to be a supportive and enjoyable environment where our students can make steady progress in their academic ability.
The program complements the EDCS school-year programs by reinforcing skills and strategies previously taught and giving additional practice and instruction.
For 35 years, EDCS has implemented accredited classroom programs designed to inspire children to take initiative, make choices, and learn more than is required. EDCS classrooms operate using a method of instruction known around the world as Montessori.
The Pregnancy to Age Three Program (P-3) offers a multi-faceted, systematic approach to addressing the developmental needs of children from birth to age three, and teaching their parents to be actively and confidently involved in their child’s education.
It includes two components:
1. a Parent Education program based upon the nationally-acclaimed “Parents As Teachers” or “PAT” model (please visit www.parentsasteachers.org for more information on this model)
2. an Infant/Toddler classroom, which serves as a model of early childhood education for the very youngest children