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Early Childhood Center Photo #1 - 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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool
  • Enrollment: 85 students
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool
Year Founded
1970
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
85 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 38%

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the application deadline for Early Childhood Center?

The application deadline for Early Childhood Center is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool
  • Enrollment: 85 students
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Montgomery County, MD is $19,630 for elementary schools and $25,978 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Montgomery County, MD is 76% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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