Early Childhood Center

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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.

School Overview

School TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool
Year Founded1970
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students85 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 32%

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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Rockville
    Norbeck Montessori Center
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-K | 128 students
    4.2 miles
    4500 Muncaster Mill Rd
    Rockville, MD 20853
    (301) 924-4233
    4.2 PK-K
    128
  • Rockville
    Grades: NS-5
    2.3 miles
    1605 Veirs Mill Road
    Rockville, MD 20851
    (301) 762-2524
    2.3 NS-5
    n/a
  • Rockville
    Grades: NS-K | 160 students
    4.3 miles
    11810 Parklawn Drive
    Rockville, MD 20852
    (301) 230-9720
    4.3 NS-K
    160
  • Bethesda
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    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-12 | 1089 students
    5.9 miles
    9600 Forest Road
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    (301) 530-8260
    5.9 PK-12
    1089
  • Chevy Chase
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    Grades: NS-PK | 156 students
    8.9 miles
    7001 Connecticut Ave
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
    (301) 652-7660
    8.9 NS-PK
    156

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