Early Childhood Education Centers
Through its Early Childhood Education Centers, Easterseals is dedicated to providing the highest quality preschool experience to help ensure a promising future for children of all abilities.
Easterseals Early Childhood Education Centers are Gold Seal and National Accreditation Commission (NCA) credentialed and follows all guidelines, provides developmentally appropriate practices, and is uniquely designed to enhance social, emotional, intellectual and physical development in safe, nurturing environments. Through active play and exploration, children learn and develop skills essential to helping them reach their full potential.
Easterseals Early Childhood Education Centers offer safe and affordable year-round programs for children of all ages and abilities, including:
• Care for children 12-36 months
• Pre-school/VPK for ages 3-5 with before and after-care available.
Easterseals Early Childhood Education Centers strongly believes that active play and exploration are vital to learning. We choose to use curriculums that meet accreditation standards. At our Centers, children learn and develop skills though literacy, dramatic play, math, science, music and movements while focusing on each child’s social/emotional growth and development. Goals and outcomes are developed individually for each child in the context of their group setting.
Our Centers also offer:
• Highly credentialed staff
• NAC required ratios
• Small group and individual activities
• Pediatric therapy services, including occupational, physical and speech
• Pre-K and voluntary pre-K for typically developing children
• Before- and after-school care for children up to age 5
• Nutritionally balanced breakfast, lunch and snacks
• Optional dance and computer classes available
• Joey’s Gift Respite Care
Working in tandem with administrators and teachers, parents play a vital role in their children’s success at Easterseals Early Childhood Education Centers.
Our team encourages parent communication and participation throughout the school year, and works diligently to be available for parent communication.
Facilities, operation and staff
Easterseals Early Childhood Education Centers are open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Modern facilities and developmentally appropriate playgrounds and quality curriculum enhance children’s social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.
The Centers’ safe, nurturing environments are staffed by friendly and attentive teachers. Lead teachers must be credentialed, while assistant teachers retain a Child Development Associate credential. Staff members meet or exceed certifications and qualifications of area school districts.