Early Childhood Development Center at Saint Mary’s College Classroom Pages
Current ECDC-SMC Parents ~ Please take a moment to visit your child’s classroom’s page. Here you will find information about your child’s classroom community, the rhythm of the day, items to bring to ECDC for your child, learning experiences & goals, and curriculum. Use your ECDC assigned username and password to login to the classroom resources section where you will find a family directory, babysitter list and information about the teachers.
Here you will find information about your child’s classroom community, the rhythm of the day, items to bring to ECDC for your child, learning experiences & goals, and curriculum.
ECDC-SMC operates the following activity rooms:
- 3 year old activity room for 20 children and 3 teachers
- 3/4 year old activity room for 20 children and 2 teachers and college students
- 4 year old activity room for 24 children and 2 teachers and college students
- 4/5 year old activity room for 24 children and 3 teachers
Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
Morning Arrival Time: 7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Afternoon Arrival Times: 12:45 – 1:00 p.m. if child is not enrolled for lunch; 11:45 – 12:00 p.m. if child is enrolled for lunch.
Morning Departure Times: 11:30 – 11:45 p.m. if child is not enrolled for lunch; 12:30 – 12:45 p.m. if child is enrolled for lunch.
Afternoon Departure Times: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. is recommended departure time if child is only enrolled for the afternoon program.
Children enrolled on an all day schedule may leave at any time in the afternoon prior to 5:30 p.m.
Other Areas of ECDC at Saint Mary’s:
Hallway : All of our activity rooms open into the hallway, leading to the playground. The lockers located in the hallway are used by our children to hold special things from home and messages for parents. The lockers serve as a special bridge from home to school. Each child’s picture, located on the front of the locker, assists the child in finding his/her locker. The book shelves across from the office house a lending library for children and parents. Children borrow books to take home, using an honor system. Books and pamphlets, which support the important job of parenting, are available for families.
Our Gross Motor Room : This room is wonderful, especially on those cold and/or wet inclement weather days, when our children can’t play outside. Our gross motor room provides our children with space to move, dance, bounce, and catch balls, walk on balance beams, use the rocking boat, climb on tumbling mats, crawl through tunnels, play parachute games and bean bag toss.
Our Playground : The playground is divided into two sections – the pavement area and pea gravel area. The pavement includes bikes, a drive-through playhouse, balls, sand table, musical instruments to play and books. The pea gravel includes a climbing structure, sand pit, and tire swing. Children enjoy gardening each summer growing strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, herbs and flowers in their own ECDC-SMC garden.