Early Childhood Center

100 Welsh Park Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
Tel: (301)424-8065
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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 TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedNursery/Preschool
Year Founded1970

Student Body

Total Students85 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size10 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / 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.
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