Emeline Preschool Center (EPC) serves children ages 2–5 years. We are a small, home-like center with a maximum of 23 children a day. We are open Monday through Friday from 7:30am–5:30pm.
We only hire teachers that meet or exceed the state licensing requirements in Early Childhood Education and strive to keep the child to teacher ratio as low as possible. Our center makes every effort to develop strong parent to staff relationships. We believe that through involving the parents as much as possible we can create a positive and rewarding first “school” experience for your child.
Here are a few of the guidelines that will make your child’s entry into ECP more comfortable and positive for everyone:
Sliding Scale Fees
Fees are based on a family’s combined gross monthly income and number of family members. We have low, middle, and upper income levels for both transition and preschool programs.
Low Child to Teacher Ratio
Our skilled teaching staff is a teacher/child ratio of 1:4 in the Two’s Room, and a one to eight in the Preschool and Pre-K classrooms. We have a thematic and emergent curriculum that connect with the children’s daily experiences.
Morning and Afternoon Snacks
Nutritious snacks are served in the morning and afternoon. Parents provide children lunches and are encouraged to visit the center. Many join their children for lunch.
Pre-Kindergarten Clasess for Ages 4–5
Parent Invovlement Program
Because EPC is a non-profit facility and operates on a sliding fee scale, we need your help in providing the best possible facility and program for the children. We require parents to put in a minimum of one hour per month per parent toward the operation and upkeep of the center. In our experience where it is possible for more parental involvement, the richer the experience becomes for everyone involved.