ECC Environment

Our Environment

“Space has to be a sort of aquarium that mirrors the ideas, values, attitudes, and culture of the people who live within it.”- Loris Malaguzzi

The environment is used as the third teacher – the space that children are exposed to will determine their success.  We construct unique learning opportunities for our students, so that they are able to safely explore and create in order to build interest and confidence to succeed throughout life.

The Atelier – Art Studio

This special space provides an area for the children to express themselves through art.  There are endless possibilities to imagine and create; the focus is on the process.  There are always meaningful conversations between each of the artists and the art specialist, as ideas are shared.  One of the goals for the atelier is to learn the fundamental concepts of art and design!

Outdoor Classroom

Outdoor experiences are extremely important to young children. Each day the outdoor area is set up with different centers of exploration.  This area is always changing – gardening, art, sensory, messy, and water activities are offered on a daily basis.