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Early Childhood Development Center Inc. (ecdc)

University Of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

(574) 631-3344


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The ECDC program seeks to enhance the growth and development of the whole child through a developmentally appropriate curriculum. The curriculum equally fosters cognitive, social, emotional, physical and creative growth through experience-based, hands-on learning activities and play. A central goal is the promotion of each child's self confidence and love of learning. Learning experiences with peers and teachers encourage the development of the 4R's: respect, responsibility, resourcefulness and responsiveness. The ECDC program believes that the 4R's are the foundation blocks for democratic living. ECDC provides a positive and nurturing environment within which young children thrive. We view ourselves as an extension of each child's family. As such, we work to develop a genuine partnership with parents. ECDC teachers and staff recognize and celebrate the diversity of our children and families. We are committed to establishing an anti-bias curriculum that supports our multicultural community. ECDC welcomes students of any race, color, religion, gender and national or ethnic origin."
Excerpted from the preschool's website