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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    Daycare / Preschool (Methodist)
    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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