The ECA is a nurturing environment that blends academic endeavors with
structured play to accomplish academic and social objectives. Learning to play
and pray together well is a significant step for preschoolers. In order to facilitate optimal learning conditions, our ECA utilizes the services of a teacher, a teacher’s aide and volunteers to allow for attention to be student centered. Assessments are descriptive of individual progress and shared in conference settings with parents.
The environment which a child plays and works within is non-threatening, non-competitive and one which exhibits compassion, respect and concern for others. The physical environment is bright, cheerful, and stimulating to the young child. It invites him/her to be creative and enthusiastic about learning. Room arrangement allows for accessibility to materials and organization promotes the practice of good stewardship and respect.