2024-25 SY Enrollment Forms Due July 15

If your child is enrolled in the 2024-25 school year program, please complete and submit their enrollment forms to the ECDC office by July 15th. Thank you!

ECDC Birthday Shirts

The ECDC 30th & 50th birthday shirts are available in the ECDC online spirit store throughout 2024.  Order yours today!  Also available – ECDC t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and more.  Youth and adult sizes are available in a variety of styles and colors. Shop 24/7 year round, pay online and your order will be delivered to ECDC. To order, visit https://elevationsports.com/ and enter our store code: ECDC21.

Papa Johns Fundraiser 7/18

ECDC is having a “Dollars for Dough” fundraiser event on Thursday, July 18th.  You will get 10% off your order and ECDC will receive 20% of carry out and delivery sales at ALL South Bend, Mishawaka, Granger, Elkhart and Goshen, IN locations.  

Quick Links to Our Most Viewed ECDC Resources

Extracurricular Sign Up Info

Gymnastics Registration Form – Fall 2024 (both sites, all classes)

Dance Registration Form – ECDC-ND Fall 2024 (3’s, 3/4’s, 4’s, 4/5’s, K)
Dance Registration Form – ECDC-SMC Fall 2024 (all classes)

Soccer Shots Sign Up – ECDC-ND Fall 2024 (3/4’s, 4’s, 4/5’s, K) 
Soccer Shots Sign Up – ECDC-SMC Fall 2024 (all classes) 

More ECDC Resources

4 Ways to Pay Tuition

Year End Statement Info

What is The Project Approach?

What is Conscious Discipline?

Conversations About Everyday Life with Children

Classroom Wishlists –
ECDC-SMC Wish Lists: 3’s Room, 3/4’s Room, 4’s Room, 4/5’s Room
ECDC-ND Wish Lists: 2’s Room, 3’s Room, 3/4’s Room, 4’s Room, 4/5’s Room, Kindergarten

ECDC Family Surveys/Program Evaluations-
ECDC parents are asked after the end of each school year and summer program to provide confidential feedback, via electronic surveys, about what works well at ECDC and to share ideas for future program improvements. This feedback is extremely important to ECDC’s ongoing program assessment, strategic planning and overall quality. The summary results are shared with ECDC families, teachers, program staff and the board of directors for future program quality enhancements. We are thrilled with the overwhelmingly positive results and invite you to read them.
22-23 SY Family Survey Summary

Parenting Resources

Your Child’s Milestones:
Your Child at 2 Years
Your Child at 30 Months
Your Child at 3 Years
Your Child at 4 Years
Your Child at 5 Years

Brain-Building Through Play Handouts:
6 Games to Play with Toddlers (2-3 years)
5 Games and Activities for Children (4-7 years)

Resources to Promote Development & Learning

Food For Thought – Children and families thrive when they are healthy, happy and supported. Search your zip code to find health resources including access to nutrition programs and food pantries. Healthy, Kid-Friendly Recipes are also available.

Child Product Recall Notices

Car Seat Safety Program – Memorial Children’s Hospital, Leighton Trauma Center and The South Bend Fire Department offer certified staff, Child Passenger Safety Technicians, which will teach you to correctly install and use your child safety seats according to safety guidelines and the law. More information HERE.

20 Common Car Seat Mistakes

Eco-Healthy Practices:
Protecting Children from Pesticides: Information for Parents
Protecting Children from Extreme Heat: Information for Parents
What’s the best way to protect kids’ skin from sunburn?
Sun Safety: Information for Parents About Sunburn & Sunscreen
Protecting Your Children From Contaminated Fish
Choosing Safe Art & Craft Supplies for Children
How to Choose Safer Personal Care Products: Tips for Families
Climate Checkup for Children’s Health: Little Changes With Big Impact

Family Enrichment/Things to Do

Playdough & More Recipes

Self-Care Top Tips for Parents and Carers

How to Talk with Kids About Personal Safety and Sexual Abuse


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