Students: 18 Months (as of September 1) - 4 Year Olds
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Contact: Mindy Samples, Director of EEC
Phone: 817.335.1231, ext. 256
About the EEC Day School
The mission of the Early Education Center's day school is to offer a developmentally appropriate educational experience for toddlers and early childhood aged children in a weekday church school setting. Learning activities will be provided in a nurturing Christian atmosphere that encourages the spiritual, physical, mental, social and emotional development of the child.
Because children learn most effectively through a concrete, play-oriented approach, our children are offered a variety of activities to help them explore, discover, and experiment. Our program is process-oriented rather than product-oriented, and therefore, is an active, noisy environment.
The classrooms are arranged in a variety of learning centers including blocks, home living, art, library, sensory, and manipulates. The daily schedule allows for a balance of indoor/outdoor, quiet/active, large muscle/small muscle activities, individual/group experiences and child initiated/staff initiated activities. Our staff strives to create an environment in which each child's self esteem is fostered and there is a mutual understanding and appreciation for people whose backgrounds, customs and values are different.
Our teachers plan for daily experiences using their knowledge of child development to identify the range of appropriate activities, behaviors and materials for each specific class. We work to broaden experiences, foster curiosity and creativity, develop abilities to cope with new situations, solve problems, and cultivate a desire to learn.
The National Academy of Early Childhood Programs accredits the Early Education Center, which is a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). This accreditation designates high quality programs for young children as defined by the early childhood profession.
Classroom Techniques & Curriculum
Frog Street Press Curriculum is used in all of our classrooms to enhance the overall classroom experience. Content areas include: Social and Emotional Development, Language and Communication, Literacy, Literacy Writing, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts, Physical Development, and Technology. The development of these skills is produced by weekly themed lesson plans. Frog Street is endorsed by TEA and NAECY.