ECDC will continue with it’s current COVID-19 policies and procedures through the 2021-22 school year. Beginning August 23rd, ECDC’s 2021-22 school year hours will be 7:00am – 5:30pm. Click on the link above for more information.

Resources and Orientation Info for Parents

ECDC Parent Orientation

2022 Summer Parent Orientation:
April 25th and May 3rd, 4:00-5:00pm via Zoom

Join Apr 25, 2022 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 859 4114 6210              Passcode: 204349

Join May 3, 2022 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 895 6704 2022            Passcode: 591920

If you are not able to join a zoom session, please review the slideshow from the meetings – 2022 Summer Program Orientation for Families


2022-23 School Year Parent Orientation:
July 26th and Aug 3rd, 4:00-5:00pm via Zoom*

*If you are not able to join a zoom session, the slideshow from the meetings will be posted afterwards.

The summer and school year parent orientation meetings are designed for parents who are new to the ECDC Program; however, returning families are also welcome to attend. The same agenda topics are presented at each meeting, so you only need to attend one.

  • Summer agenda topics: summer studies and investigations, daily schedules/routines, food program, summer activities, and more.
  • School Year agenda topics: daily schedules/routines, food program, school year curriculum and activities, family involvement, college student involvement and more.

We hope all new to ECDC families will attend a Parent Orientation Session to gather information about program components from curriculum, daily schedule and routines, parent involvement and family activities, college student involvement, food program, and to begin the important get-acquainted and relationship building process. If the dates do not work for a family’s schedule we are happy to provide an individual orientation meeting.

ECDC Family Handbook.
Please note: current COVID-19 policies & procedures override the parent handbook until further notice.


“Our whole family has had a very memorable experience at ECDC. Thank you
and your colleagues for all kinds of help and work for the children.” — Parent of 2 ECDC children

ECDC Board of Directors

Click here for a list of the current ECDC Board members.


ECDC Parent Surveys/Program Evaluations

ECDC parents are asked regularly (after the SY ends, after the summer program ends) 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.

Fun Recipes
Mixture A
¾ cup warm water
1 cup white glue
few drops food coloring

Mixture B
4 teaspoons Borax
1 ⅓ cups warm water

Stir Mixture A ingredients in one bowl; stir Mixture B ingredients in another bowl. Make sure the Borax is completely dissolved in the water. Pour Mixture A into Mixture B. DO NOT STIR!

Let sit for one minute, then lift the Goop out. Store it in sealed plastic bags.

Air-dry Clay

2 cups baking soda
1 cup cornstarch
1 ¼ cups water

Mix baking soda and cornstarch together in a saucepan. Add the water. Cook over a medium high heat, stirring constantly, until it is the consistency of mashed potatoes. Spoon the dough onto a plate and cover with a damp cloth to cool.

If you wish to keep your creation, use a few drops of water to smooth them out. Let them air-dry until hard, usually two days. Flip them over a few times during drying so both sides dry evenly.

Play dough

Mix together and knead thoroughly:

1 cup salt
1 cup flour
½ cup water

Have more flour available to avoid stickiness as dough is used. Keep in a tightly covered jar or bowl in the refrigerator. It can be kept for a shorter time unrefrigerated.