Friday, April 11, 2014

Early Childhood Program Exhibit


Join in the celebration. You're Invited!

Early Childhood Program Exhibit 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 
5:00-6:30 p.m. 


  • Visit the exhibit to view classroom artifacts 
  • View classroom investigations documented by lead teachers and CEHHS practicum student interns 
  • Enjoy light refreshments 

Held at the Early Childhood Education Center, 18501 Rotunda Dr., Suite 300, Dearborn.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Book Raffle Winners


Congratulations to the ECEC Scholastic Book Fair Raffle winners!

  • Taryn Boller - How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten?
  • Oscar Hernandez - Learn to Read with Spongebob
  • Khristos Karagatsoulis - Charlie the Ranch Dog
  • Charlotte Blumenstein - If You're Hoppy
  • Adelyn Lazarevski - Rain, Rain, Go Away!
  • Jacob Salinas - Mouse Loves School
  • Rowan Twiner - B is for Books!
  • Carson Twiner - Curious George Saves His Pennies
  • Abigail Awood - The Hiccupotamus
  • Connor Leonard - Lace & Trace Under the Sea
  • Alyssa Reda - Llama Llama Time to Share
  • Koston Erickson - Splat the Cat The Perfect Present for Mom & Dad
  • Malak Sayed - Fun Dog, Sun Dog
  • Braden Millar - The Croaky Pokey

  • Winners can pick up your book in the ECEC stage area.  If you are not planning to be in the area for the next week, we will hold the book for you to pick up after break.  If your child didn't win, don't fret!  These books and many more will be available for purchase at the ECEC Scholastic Book Fair March 10-14, 2014.  The book fair will be open from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

    Dr. Seuss Family Fun Night


    The UM-Dearborn League of Extraordinary Poets is hosting it's third annual Dr. Seuss Family Fun Night on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.  Dinner is at 5:00 p.m. with the event following 5:30 p.m. in Dining Room D of the Fairlane Center South building located at 19000 Hubbard Dr., Dearborn.

    There will be activities and crafts and a special appearance by the Cat in the Hat!  This event is FREE and open to ECEC families.

    Kindergarten Information Night

    Please join us on February 19, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. for our Kindergarten Information Night.  Learn how the kindergarten curriculum applies the Reggio inspired constructivism theory of learning and how the program focuses on nurturing children's critical thinking and problem solving skills.

    While constructing ideas about building, the children studied the construction of the Empire State Building, building their own knowledge of stability, gravity, and collaboration.
    The ECEC kindergarten curriculum addresses Common Core State Standards Initiative for Language Arts and Math and GLCEs for Science and Social Studies.  We will soon be transitioning to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

    For more information call (313) 593-5424.

    Monday, November 4, 2013

    Curriculum Night - 11/13/13


    Join us for Curriculum Night on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Learn about your child's classroom experiences. Investigations and conversations begin at 5:30 p.m. Teachers, interns and children will discuss curriculum learning groups and project work. Children are welcome to attend.

    Friday, October 4, 2013

    Trick-or-Treat Walk

    The annual ECEC/CEF Halloween Walk will take place on Thursday, October 31, 2013. Activities will happen rain or shine so please dress your children for the weather. 






    The schedule for the classrooms is as follows: 

    - 9:40 a.m. Pre-K/K (Mrs. McAuliffe & Ms. Mrs. Jacobs' classes)
    - 9:50 a.m. Preschool (Ms. Finkelstein/Ms. Fennessey, Ms. Muehlenbein/Mrs. Holman's classes) 
    - 10:00 a.m. Preschool (Mrs. Lenihan & Ms. Kurtjian's classes) 
    - 10:30 a.m. Toddler (Mrs. Stone/Ms. Rodegher & Mrs. Daigneau/Ms. Camardese's classes) 

    If your child is not scheduled on Thursday, they can come if accompanied by an adult. Children not scheduled on Thursday should arrive at the time indicated above for their classroom's trick or treating so we can avoid overcrowding that we've had in the past. 

    Come wind through the Center's trick or treat stations, search for a "needle in a haystack", decorate a pumpkin and enjoy a light refreshment.

    We're also collecting donations for treats to pass out at the trick or treating stations for the ECEC Halloween Walk.  If you'd like to contribute, please drop your donation in the collection box by the front desk.

    Suggested donations include pencils, erasers, Play-Doh, stickers, crayons, bubbles, pretzels, goldfish crackers, fruit snacks, Rice Krispie treats, etc.

    Friday, September 20, 2013

    ECEC Scholarship Applications

    We are pleased to announce the following scholarships are available for currently enrolled children for the 2013-2014 school year:

    - Early Childhood Education Center Child Tuition Award
    - Parent Association Tuition Award
    - Jack Finkelstein Memorial Scholarship Award

    These awards provide financial support to families who might otherwise be unable to afford their education or quality care for their children.  The amount awarded will be determined by available funds and the applicant's need.

    SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS are available on the ECEC website. Applications are due in the office by Friday, October 11, 2013.