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EC3 Teachers and Staff Favorite Book Picks!

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EC3 teachers and staff love to read! In celebration of March is Reading Month, we compiled a list of some of our favorite children’s AND adults books. Please feel free to share some of your favorites in the comments! Great … Continue reading

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Fire Safety at Home

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EC3 staff members are trained on emergency procedures when they are hired, and several update trainings are conducted for all staff each year. Last week classrooms took a “field trip” to our on-site evacuation area when we conducted a fire … Continue reading

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Community-Building Saturday at EC3

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Here’s a list of OUTDOOR tasks for this Saturday’s (May 17th) volunteer efforts at EC3, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.: Dig a new trench from the parking lot space-that-always-floods to the playground fence. (Please bring shovels.) Rake and bag leaves … Continue reading

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The Gift of Experience

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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

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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”

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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

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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

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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!

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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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