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Commitments to families and children
- Exemplary early childhood care and education for young children, ages 6 weeks to 5 years, who reside and/or work in the EBDI catchment area. Catchment Map
- Servicing an economically diverse community with the belief that all children benefit from a comprehensive early childhood program.
- Embracing each child as a unique individual with specific strengths and respecting the context and culture of the child’s family and community.
- Partnering with parents with the education and care of their child and recognizing that the parents is their child’s first and forever teacher.
- Connecting families to resources and encouraging families to discover and achieve the desires they have for their child and family.
- Collaborating with and serving as a resource for the community and the profession of early childhood education and family well-being and models best practices for working with children and families.
- Serving as a training and demonstration arena for students wanting to learn more about early childhood development and best practices through observation, training and interaction working with young children in an urban setting.
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Full day programming: Five Days a week/ Full Year (12 months)
Hours of operation: 7:00am to 6:00pm Monday through Friday
Annual Tuition Rates (2014-15)
Infant & Young Toddler
6 weeks – 24 mos
24 mos – 36 mos
Preschool & Prekindergarten
36 mos – 48 mos
Key features include:
- 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. The playground includes two interior courtyards, protected by the school building on all sides. Teachers and assistant teachers will maintain clear lines of sight from both inside the school as well as within the courtyard for supervision.
- 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 pregnant mothers, infants and toddlers.
A signature element of the ECC design is the potential for collaboration through the establishment of a designated Early Learning Demonstration Classroom. This classroom, which will be used in weekly rotation by the entire ECC contingent at Henderson-Hopkins under the coordinated leadership of the ECC’s Master Teachers, will feature prominent yet discreet windows for unobtrusive outside observation. The space, which will feature the same design elements of the other 14 classrooms in the early learning center, may be used for small groups to observe Master Teachers working with classroom teachers as well as with students. In addition, the demonstration classroom space would be appropriate for engaging independent child study activities.
The building design will be adjacent to spaces such as the Family Resource Center, where follow-up discussions for observations can be held for both small groups and one-on-one conversations. Under the leadership of the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, we expect that such a space might be more widely used to explore best practices among the Baltimore Head Start and Early Head Start delegations, local day care providers, and area preschools.
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