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Welcome to Early Childhood Center, Home of the Little Jays!

We are excited for your family to be a part of our school and community. At ECC, our mission is to foster the development of the whole child by providing a nurturing and engaging learning environment. We value parent involvement as an important component of our school, and we feel the collaboration contributes greatly to the success and growth of your student.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Amber Cook, Principal
AmberCook@usd475.org
785-717-6950

Principal

News & Announcements

February Little Jay Leaders

We would like to give a shout out to our Little Jay Leaders for the month of February. These students have done an amazing job following our Little Jay Guidelines for Success: I care for myself.  I care for my friends.  I care for my school.  Congratulations to Avyanna Gaither, Salem Morgan, Rhett Eigel, Brogan Hiesterman, Adelyn Canton, Ember Ayers, Wyatt Case, and Romina Corrales Montelongo. 

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Top/left to right: Kim Mann, Lori Crane, Tara Rosenow, Lanise Cook  Bottom/left to right: Sarah Haverkamp, Jessica Davis, Eli

At the Early Childhood Center, these SLPs carry nearly 50 years of combined experience in the field. They work with little ones overcome speech and communication challenges. But here’s the surprise: did you know these experts are also qualified to tackle a broader spectrum? Beyond articulation, language, and fluency, they seamlessly extend their expertise to areas such as cognitive function, social language, AAC, swallowing, voice, and hearing. While they work wonders with our Little Jays, their skills and care extend far beyond the realm of speech!

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Little Jay artworks hangs in the hallways displaying their learning in literacy

As you walk down the hallways at the Early Childhood Center you'll see fun and educational activities everywhere! Some teachers use our unit themes as inspiration for their projects, while others use the letter of the week. 

One significant advantage of these projects is the enhancement of fine

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Little Jays are celebrating Valentine's Day

Our Little Jays got a break from the hustle & bustle of their preschool school day routine as they celebrated Valentine's Day with their friends & families. Our class parties provide an experience that helps students feel connected and supported, and truly a part of something special! 

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