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Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head

Posted on by Stephanie Winslow

When it comes to fundraising, I’ve never been a fan of picking up the phone and making the “Ask.” I always have good intentions but never seem to find the time or energy. And–who am I kidding–it can be SUPER … Continue reading

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Making the “Ask”

Posted on by Matt Resch

When Lis Weston asked me whether I’d asked my parents to donate to EC3’s Raising the Roof fund, I had to laugh. It’s been a while, thankfully, since the last time I asked my parents for money; about 13 years … Continue reading

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Halloween Tips & Tricks

Posted on by marney

Halloween can be scary for small children especially with costumes of monsters, witches & devils roaming the streets at night. Here are a few imaginative ways to enjoy Halloween without the usual door-to-door trick-or-treating.  You will also find tips and tricks for keeping … Continue reading

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10 Non-Food Classroom Birthday Celebration Ideas

Posted on by marney

Henry’s 5th birthday is fast approaching. It doesn’t seem like it could have possibly been a year since I wrote a similar blog post!  With his birthday right before Halloween, last year I wanted to come up with some ways … Continue reading

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Volunteer Opportunities at EC3

Posted on by Elisabeth Weston

There are many ways to be active within the EC3 community. Since we’re a family cooperative organization, we rely on our families to support us in more ways than just paying tuition. We need help with things around the building … Continue reading

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Community Service: Get Involved as a Family!

Posted on by marney

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, EC3 relies on our wonderful parent volunteers for many functions – to aid in the governance of the center by serving on the Board of Directors, by pitching in with routine yard maintenance (saving EC3 the … Continue reading

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Hey Mom, what’s for lunch?

Posted on by marney

If you are anything like me, the thought of packing school lunches can be confusing and overwhelming.  I know that it needs to be healthy, but what exactly does that mean?  How much food does your child need?  Are they … Continue reading

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The Creative Child – Why Art in the Classroom is Important

Posted on by marney

Art and creative thinking play a large part in EC3’s curriculum. Children develop life skills through art activities. It may seem like all fun and games … and it is! But your child is learning a great deal through exploring … Continue reading

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Senses

Posted on by EC3 Staff

Our summer camp children learned about the different senses animals use while they were at Fenner Nature Center this week. Each child was given a scent in a bottle to try, and then later tried to match scents that were … Continue reading

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Toys!

Posted on by EC3 Staff

  It’s pretty obvious that Simon enjoys cars, trucks, and trains! But do you see how he’s got them so neatly lined up? Simon is exercising his fine motor and early math skills by arranging them so closely and with … Continue reading

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