Meet your child’s new school! The new Harry and Jeanette Winberg Early Childhood Center (ECC), a school of joy and growth serving a diverse mixed-income community of Baltimore families, is now accepting applications for the 2015 school year for children ages six weeks to five years. Scholarships are available.
Embracing each child as a unique individual, ECC’s Master Teachers and professional staff focus on helping all children reach their full potential. By placing an emphasis on physical and social development as well as academic achievement, ECC is fully committed to insuring that all children are ready to learn when they enter kindergarten. The center has one teacher for every three infants, one for every four toddlers, one for every eight preschoolers, and one for 10 pre-kindergartners, a ratio that research shows is key to student success.
Affiliated with the Johns Hopkins School of Education, ECC is the result of years of planning by leading child advocates. It draws on the latest research in child development. It provide a state-0f-the-art learning environment, wrap-around services to families, and resources for the community and the profession of early childhood education and family well-being by modeling best practices for working with children and families.
ECC is unlike any traditional school and early childhood center in the city. The nearly 30,000-square-foot facility located at 2100 Ashland Ave., just north of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, contains 14 classrooms and draws upon forward-thinking architectural plans for school design. It provides open and flexible space to maximize opportunities for individualized and group learning. The facility includes:
- Dedicated indoor common areas for Gross Motor Play and Fine Motor Play that will house encourage strong collaboration in learning.
- Early childhood access to protected playground space where students can safely play.
- A 5,000 square foot Family Resource Center that will be a common gathering space for early childhood families to find encouragement and support, access to a range of digital and print resources, and meet with other parents. At the heart of the Family Resource Center is a daylight-filled atrium with computer workstations, comfortable seating and stroller storage.
- Innovative dining options for early learners, including a true “family style” approach that is committed to wholesome nutrition at meal times as well as onsite cooking demonstrations, food programming, and educational outreach to Early Head Start and Head Start families.
- Access to a 3,000 square foot innovative school, family and community library that will incorporate programming to serve key early learning audiences, such as infants, toddlers and pregnant mothers.
ECC serves as a community hub for family engagement, citizenship, and wellness. Research by the World Bank has demonstrated that early childhood education’s benefits last a lifetime. They foster “reduced dropout and repetition rates, improved school achievements, greater adult productivity, and higher levels of social and emotional functioning.” “They are a means of strengthening society as a whole.” Join us! We believe that all children benefit from a comprehensive early childhood program that provides a pathway to achievement later in school and in life.
Full-day programming is available five days a week, twelve months a year, from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday.
Tour dates are available on:
Thursday, December 4 – 9:30 to 10:30 am
Thursday, December 11 – 9:30 to 10:30 am
Thursday, December 18 – 9:30 to 10:30 am
Private tours can also be scheduled to fit your schedule. For more information, please go to www.hendersonhopkins.org/ecc or contact the Center’s director, Jessie Bradley, at [email protected] or (443) 642-4103.
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