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Volunteer Opportunities at EC3

Posted on by Elisabeth Tobia

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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Hey Mom, what’s for lunch?

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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

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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

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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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Toys!

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  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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You Can Do It!

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Sometimes Toddlers in Toddlerland just need a little encouragement from teachers like Ada, who help them develop confidence in tackling scary or new things. Setting the children up for success–knowing that Eloise is able and ready to go down the … Continue reading

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Swinging into Spring

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  As we approach the summer months at EC3, we are just as excited as the children that there are more warm days than cold for outdoor learning and play. “Large motor development” (building the large muscle groups in the … Continue reading

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Sitting-Waving-Watching

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Every morning, the Toddlerland students use their big bridge and wide window to watch children and parents arrive and depart. Often, the children wave “bye-bye” to their own parents before beginning their play at EC3. Seeing parents leave in the … Continue reading

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Tinkers

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Max and Justin in the Bluegill room might have a future as engineers, don’t you think? The children at EC3 have so many opportunities to be creative throughout the day in many different ways: like building inventions! Mindful play with … Continue reading

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