Early Care and Education Center

Child Services

Our 5 STARS state accredited Early Childhood program serves up to 23 children from 6 weeks through 5 years. The children receive quality care critical for early brain development, building cognitive, social and physical skills that will serve them for a lifetime.

Philosophy & Goals

The Early Childhood Program philosophy is based on the belief that children should be given the following opportunities:

  • To play and learn in an environment that encourages them to understand that they belong to a group, as well as allowing for their individual growth and development of positive self-image
  • To have their parent/guardian(s) involved in their preschool life to the extent possible for each parent/guardian
  • To play and work with their peers and teachers in situations that are appropriate to each individual’s needs and abilities
  • To learn about their world in a way that allows for each child’s differences and similarities to be recognized and celebrated.

Nondiscrimination Policies

Agency of Education Nondiscrimination Policy

The Agency of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, marital status, sex, disability, age, gender identity or sexual orientation  in its programs and activities. Review the DHR Discrimination Complaints Number 3.3 policy.

For further information on notice of nondiscrimination, visit US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call (800) 421-3481.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

English Version

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    [email protected]

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Spanish Version

Para todos los demás programas de asistencia de nutrición del FNS, agencias estatales o locales y sus subreceptores, deben publicar la siguiente Declaración de No Discriminación:

De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta entidad está prohibida de discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluyendo identidad de género y orientación sexual), discapacidad, edad, o represalia o retorsión por actividades previas de derechos civiles.

La información sobre el programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas que no sean el inglés. Las personas con discapacidades que requieren medios alternos de comunicación para obtener la información del programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas americano (ASL), etc.) deben comunicarse con la agencia local o estatal responsable de administrar el programa o con el Centro TARGET del USDA al (202) 720-2600 (voz y TTY) o comuníquese con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al (800) 877-8339.

Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe llenar un formulario AD-3027, formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA, el cual puede obtenerse en línea en: https://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resource-files/usda- program-discrimination-complaint-form-spanish.pdf, de cualquier oficina de USDA, llamando al (866) 632-9992, o escribiendo una carta dirigida a USDA. La carta debe contener el nombre del demandante, la dirección, el número de teléfono y una descripción escrita de la acción discriminatoria alegada con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles (ASCR) sobre la naturaleza y fecha de una presunta violación de derechos civiles. El formulario AD-3027 completado o la carta debe presentarse a USDA por:

  1. correo:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; o
  3. correo electrónico:
    [email protected]


Esta entidad es un proveedor que brinda igualdad de oportunidades.


Our curriculum is designed to meet the developmental needs of children. Play is the primary means of encouraging skill development. The children are given the opportunity to actively manipulate materials and the physical environment and thus gain new skills by playing with each other and interacting with adults. Each child develops or learns at his/her own rate and new skills are acquired when that child is developmentally ready. Our program focuses on child-directed, rather than teacher-directed, activities.

The program combines music, movement, art, drama, large muscle and small muscle games and activities, early literacy, language arts and concepts development. Opportunities for social interaction provide experiences where children lean to share, respect the rights of others, understand themselves and how they positively affect their environment, and build on their basic skills.

We have three large, well-equipped classrooms. There are also multiple “break out” spaces that we regularly access; two gross motor rooms, a dining room with tables for cooking projects and other activities, and a playground for outdoor play, and trails in the woods for nature walks.

For more information email [email protected] or call (802) 262-3292 ext. 120.

For a list of holidays and closings, please click here: ECP Calendar 2023-2024 8.8.2023