January 2018 – ECC News

This fall season has been busy, fun, and filled with learning. For Fire Safety Prevention Week, the children of the ECC had a chance to meet some of the firefighters from the University City Fire Department. During their visit, students made their way around the perimeter of the firetruck taking notice of the variety of axes, ladders, and other equipment. Our older classes also learned about stop, drop and roll and practiced their evacuation routes in case of an emergency.

The Starfish and Penguin classes along with some of their parents visited Thies Farm while learning about the fall season and harvest. Children took a hayride around the property, found their way through a haystack maze, zip lined, and each got their own pumpkin.

Our PPO sponsored book fair at Barnes and Noble was a great success! Dressed in their pajamas, children and their families engaged in bedtime-related activities. Ms. Katie Wright and Miss Keren Kern sang bedtime songs as well as some early childhood favorites. Children also played with lavender scented playdough and used fabric markers to decorate pillow cases.

We are thankful for the families that joined us for our Thanksgiving program, which we celebrated with music and favorite foods like mashed sweet potatoes, cranberry applesauce, cornbread and mini pumpkin pies. We are gearing up for a great winter!