Feeling the Love
As their parents we hope you feel our love as well. Not only are we here for the littles, but we hope you all know we are here for you as well. We at the ECC are a small part of the whole. We have an entire Parish Community full of that same love we have. If you find yourself in need, even if it's just a listening ear, please don't hesitate to stop one of us. We are here to serve you as well. If we can't help, maybe we can lead you to someone who can.
If you'd like to make a comment anonymously, feel free to drop a note in the tuition mailbox.
We at the ECC hope to be part of your village. But we can't do it alone. We need to be actively working with you to help your child along their journey. If you have a concern about how your child is progressing please communicate that with their teacher. You and their teacher can then have a discussion as to how we all can work to help the child progress. Even if it's just something as simple as starting to eat solids. Sometimes those smallest issues can be our biggest concerns. -Nina
May Dates to Remember
- May 3rd- Cinco de Mayo Fun & Pictures
- May 10th- Crowning & Mass- Have your little at ECC by 8:00am or after 9:00am
- May 10th- Parent's Night Out at the ECC
- May 12th- Happy Mother's Day!
- May 27th- Memorial Day- ECC Closed
- May 28th- First day of Summer Care
- May 31st- Parent's Night Out at the ECC
Shoes- Closed Toe
How many people does it take to take a picture of a baby with a bunny? Answer- LOTS!
Cell phone Usage
As you all know, Brightwheel is our main form of communication. Each class has an iPad that they use to document on BW. However, we have frequent internet issues that prevent teachers from always being able to connect to BW using the iPads. Documenting using cell phones is much more convenient and easier to access, so teachers have been allowed to use their phones for documenting purposes only.
During shift change, incoming teachers use Brightwheel to see where each child's needs may be (ex. need a diaper change, bottle, etc).
I've had parents come to me with concerns about seeing teachers on their phone when they come to pick up their kids. My hope is always that teachers are using their phones only for documenting, but we all know the addictive nature that cell phones have. I myself am guilty of becoming distracted when I'm with my own kids.
Our parish is in the process of an internet overhaul. We hope to see this problem resolved soon so that we can go back to only using iPads for documentation. In the meantime, we appreciate your patience as we work through this issue.
Classroom Ratio Rules
Ratios & Class Shifts
We do our best to familiarize the littles with all our staff so they feel comfortable with them in the event that they have to step in as a sub. We also work at familiarizing the littles with the next room up from them so they are comfortable with being in that room.
I've asked staff to make parents aware if their child is shifted to another room or will be picked up in a room different than the one they are dropped off at. If this isn't happening and/or if you have any concerns about any of this, please let me know.
Note- Tadpole, Frog, Ladybug & Caterpillar classes shift during opening & closing as needed. If there's ever an issue with this please let us know.