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Dear ECELP Families,
As we continue on in the holiday season, considering the ongoing pandemic and accompanying restrictions, we could take this as an opportunity to spend some focused time with our child(ren), possibly establishing new family rituals. Here are some tips on spending high-quality time with our children taken from the National Association for the Education of Young Children.  
  • Have a daily “connect” time with your child. Do this face-to-face, if possible; but if this isn’t an option, create a routine for doing so in other ways, such as leaving a note in your child’s lunch bag, posting a note by his toothbrush, or writing an encouraging saying on a shared whiteboard in the house.
  • Create a special ritual for you and your child—something that can be done every day. For example, talk about something good that happened today.
  • Tell your child you love her every day. And tell her how important she is to you and how she makes you feel. Talk about other family and friends who are important to your child. Help your child connect with them via phone call or making a picture to send them.
  • Reinforce positive behavior. For example, if your child completes his chores without your asking, acknowledge it with words of appreciation—even if you don’t have the chance do so until the next day.
  • Make and eat meals with your children whenever possible.Having your child assist with meal prep is a great way to build developmental skills. Look for ways s/he can be involved.
  • Schedule time for doing an activity of your child’s choosing. Be sure to follow through and complete the activity without any distractions. Making "gingerbread" houses out of graham crackers or pop-tarts could be a new family holiday ritual.
  • Play with your child, even if it’s during bath time or outside before you drop her off at preschool. Every little bit of time makes a positive impact!
  • Laugh and be silly with your child. Turn on music and sing or dance!
  • Turn off technology when you spend time with your child. Try not to text, answer calls, scroll through social media, or watch television. 
Remember that, as parents, we set the tone for our child(ren). Focusing on the positive will help your child to do the same.
Enjoy this time, as it passes too quickly.
Modified Operating Hours. As we have now reverted to a modified Phase II, the restrictions regarding visitors remain the same. We are continuing to adhere to our modified operating hours of 7:30 AM-4:15 PM. This is in alignment with licensing mandates, which prohibit us from having additional people in the building.
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We had a very smooth transition to the upgraded version of ProCare. This system allows us to offer remote check-in and enhanced daily notes. Thank you to all the parents who piloted this software.
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We will begin our enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year in January. You will receive your Intent to Return notices from the FACTS system.

Health Exclusion Policy. Please review the Pandemic Health Precautions & Procedures document. At this time, we must exclude any child who exhibits symptoms of COVID-19; however the criteria now has shifted to "symptom free and fever free with no medication for 24 hours" in order to return to school. We do require that your child either have a COVID-19 test or have a note from a doctor stating that there is an alternative diagnosis and a COVID-19 test is not warranted. We appreciate your patience as we adhere to our health exclusion criteria in order to keep children and staff safe and healthy.
ECELP Covid-19 Resources & Updates
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Scholastic Online

Interested in purchasing books for you child? Visit Scholastic Book Club online for age-appropriate selections that are shipped right to your door. This also serves as a fund raiser for us to continually replenish our school library. 

Teacher of the Month

We would like to recognize one of our new staff, Raphael Walker, as December "Teacher of the Month". Walker has been observed rallying administration, teachers, children and parents through conversations or song. He helps where ever needed without complaining while embracing all of the students personally finding out their names and talking with them.  His peers have commented about the positive impact and transformation of his class, as one coworker looked out the window and he was laying in the grass with all the children crawling on him laughing and playing. His positive energy has been refreshing during these trying times. 
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Infants get some much needed "tummy time". Tummy time promotes the development of neck and shoulder muscles and is a precursor to crawling and other motor skills. Children in Infant III enjoying music and movement outside. This activity promotes social- emotional development by encouraging positive interactions through group activities 
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Young Toddlers

Young Toddlers have been enjoying looking at books in their cozy area and exploring their outdoor spaces. 

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Toddler 1 children are developing their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination through engaging in self-help skills. Accomplishing tasks on their own also helps to build their self-esteem and self-efficacy skills. Toddler  ll recreates“ The Hungry Caterpillar” using building wheels. This activity encourages fine motor, cognitive and creative development.
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Young Preschool

The children in Young Preschool I are exploring building tools together. This activity promotes establishing and sustaining positive relationships by interacting with peers.Young Preschool II is busy painting a rocket; this activity promotes fine motor strength and coordination.Young Preschool III  worked together to build a gasoline station then pretended the tricycles were cars and filled them with gas. This shows understanding of people and how they live and uses symbols to represent something not present.The children in Young Preschool IV & V are creating piggy banks using  recycled water bottles, tissue paper, and pipe cleaners. They also counted out coins for their banks. 
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Children in Preschool I & II have been working hard on writing their names! They use play-doh to form the letters in their names. This activity promotes demonstrating knowledge of the alphabet by identifying and naming letters, as well as fine-motor strength and coordination. 

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The Annual Appeal is the most critical fundraising effort for the school and strengthens our ability to provide cutting-edge research and training in the areas of child development and education.
Join the many families who have stepped up to make their commitment! Make your gift or pledge today and we will mail your car decal to show your Tiger Tot pride! 

Staying in Touch

We are here to serve you! You can reach out to us through the ECELP website.
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