Early Childhood Center

100 Welsh Park Drive
Rockville, MD 20850-0208
Tel: (301)424-8065
Grades: NS | 85 students
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The Early Childhood Center preschool students enjoying fall colors while playing on the playground!
Early Childhood Center (ECC) is a play-based preschool for children 2-5 years-old.
ECC offers small class sizes, low student to teacher ratios, and highly qualified degreed teachers.
Our teachers use Creative Curriculum to encourage purposeful exploration and independence.
We inspire children to develop a love of learning that will continue to grow with them throughout their lifetime. Centrally located in downtown Rockville, the school is nestled in a beautiful park setting.

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Nursery/Preschool
Year Founded 1970

Student Body

Total Students 85 students
Student Body Type Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 10 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling

School Notes

  • All of our children attend ECC on a part-time basis. Small class size is important - most classes have only 10 children with a teacher and assistant. Lunchtime is included in the morning classes. For the 2015-2016 School Year, classes start at 9:00 am and end at either 12:20 pm or 3:00 pm.  Additional programs: Early Birds - Families can drop off their child starting at 8:15 am on the days when the child is enrolled in regular classes. Two-year-old children may participate when they have adjusted to their morning class. Please see website for prices and details.  Afternoon Adventures - Afternoon Adventures is an enrichment program which extends a child’s day until 3 pm two, three or five days a week.  Children will explore many topics through literature, science, and art. Music and Movement - We provide additional enrichment with a music and movement component that is conducted by a specialist who comes into each classroom. The teacher engages the students in expanded activities that enhance the regular classroom routines. Summer Camp - Optional six-week camp meets two, three or five days per week and is available mid-June through July.

Profile last updated: 09/18/2015

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school is Katherine Thomas School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Community School Of Md @ Jacks (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is WEE Center, FBC Rockville (0.6 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Rockville
    Community School Of Md @ Jacks
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-8 | 6 students
    0.5 miles
    932 Hungerford Drive #40a
    Rockville, MD 20850
    (301)762-1650
    0.5K-8
    6
  • Rockville
    Grades: K-1 | 55 students
    0.5 miles
    850 Nelson St
    Rockville, MD 20850
    (240)453-9047
    0.5K-1
    55
  • Rockville
    WEE Center, FBC Rockville
    Daycare / Preschool (Baptist)
    Grades: NS-PK | 15 students
    0.6 miles
    55 Adclare Road
    Rockville, MD 20850
    (301)762-4245
    0.6NS-PK
    15
  • Rockville
    Grades: NS-8 | 161 students
    0.7 miles
    22 W. Jefferson Street
    Rockville, MD 20850
    (301)424-6550
    0.7NS-8
    161
  • Rockville
    Montrose School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 51 students
    0.7 miles
    Po Box 10772
    Rockville, MD 20849
    (301)770-4233
    0.7PK-K
    51

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