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The Gift of Experience

Posted on by marney

Updated 12/2016 Our Henry is not hurting for toys. In fact, I am regularly trying to finds ways of minimizing his collection. While we love the Magna Tiles, Lincoln Logs, Legos, endless art supplies and dress up clothes, they all … Continue reading

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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

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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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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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