Week of December 9 - 13, 2013 (6 - 10 Tevet 5774)
Week of December 16 - 20, 2013 (13 - 17 Tevet 5774)
Week of December 23 - 27, 2013 (20 - 24 Tevet 5774)
December 14, 2013 ~ 11 Tevet 5774
December 15, 2013 ~ 12 Tevet 5774
World Wide Wrap
Murray Spiegel and Richard Stein
The ECC has classes for 2, 3, 4 and kindergarten at various hours and days to meet our parents' needs. Each class is staffed by a state certified teacher and has a set curriculum that is age appropriate for the students..
This is the year children begin to drink from cups, start potty training and in general, become those independent beings that learn to paint, use markers and are introduced to scissors.
By the end of the year we have a quite verbal group of almost 3 year olds who can follow the sequence of a story and are capable of following simple directions. The 1:6 ratio of teacher to child allows for the teachers to be available whenever necessary. A maximum number of 12 students allows for individual attention as well as group activities.
Children may attend two or three mornings a week from 9:00 - 11:30 AM with the option to stay until 12:30 PM for lunch and play.
Following directions, sequencing and comprehending a story and having good verbal expression are just some of the skills taught in a three year old class. Using themes as well as emergent curriculum, i.e. teaching through subjects which the students are interested, children grow in all areas of development. We are particularly working on helping the children hone their social skills during this year. The teacher:student ratio is 1:8 at 3 years of age and there is a maximum class size of 16.
Students may attend three or five mornings a week from 9:00 - 11:45 AM. They may extend through lunch (12:30 PM) or 3:15 PM for a fun-filled afternoon on any 1-5 days a week.
At the four year old level, students begin a much more intensive reading and math readiness program. They can concentrate for longer periods of time, begin to recognize letters and letter sounds, and are expected to write their first name using proper upper and lower letters. Auditory discrimination games help children rhyme and be more attentive to the sounds of the words. The introduction of writing is done through the acclaimed "Handwriting Without Tears" program designed by Occupational Therapists specifically for the fine motor coordination of 4 year olds.
Typically, children attend three full (9:00 AM - 3:15 PM) and two half days (9:00 - 11:45 AM) a week. However, five mornings is available as is extending through lunch (12:30 PM) or until 3:15 PM any one to five afternoons. There is a 1:9 teacher student ratio.