The Center will offer a warm and stimulating entry into learning for children 18 months to 4 years old. The ECC will follow the internationally recognized and respected Reggio Emilia approach and will be directed by Janet Giovinazzo who has 43 years of experience in education, as an elementary school teacher, student support coordinator and most recently, head of Lower School Boys at SCH. The staff includes teachers who will bring their special talents and years of experience to enrich the lives of our youngest children during these most formative years.
“Our campus is a vibrant, bustling 62-acres of academic excellence. We can’t wait to add to this program and provide an important service to the greater community,” says Head of School Steve Druggan. “We have already received such positive feedback from our faculty, current families, and local alumni.”
The new early childhood program brings a much-needed childcare option to the community with flexibility for parents who seek 3, 4, or 5-day options during the school year as well as the summer months. Daily operating hours are Monday through Friday, from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm with an after care option up until 6:00 pm.
Highlights of the Reggio approach
include child-initiated discovery; experiential learning through touch, movement, listening and observation; engagement with the natural environment, and parent participation.