WELCOME TO EARLY CHILDHOOD
Infants - Under 3 Years Old
Congressional School's Early Childhood program for children ages 6 weeks to 3 years is more than a day care. Our program is specifically designed to nurture the physical, emotional and cognitive needs of young children. Emphasis is given to language development, fine and gross motor skills, self-awareness, building relationships with others, exploring the environment, and preparation for our advanced academic program beginning in preschool.
When parents see their children on daily walks enjoying the beauty of nature, or when they see their children sharing and playing with others, they get a glimpse of some of the things that make our Early Childhood program special – but when they see the chemistry that grows between the children and their caregivers, they understand just how special.
WE ARE OPEN!
CHECK OUT SOME OF OUR COVID-19 PROCEDURES
For more information, please reach out to us! We are more than happy to answer any questions that you may have.
Daily Health Screening
Temperature and COVID-19 Questionnaire is taken daily for all faculty and staff and children who enter the building.
We maintain a rigorous cleaning schedule including high traffic areas, toys, restrooms, and playgrounds. Classroom surfaces are regularly wiped down throughout the day.
Limited People in the Building
Only authorized faculty and staff along with the children in our program are permitted in our building. Parents and guardians are asked to drop off and pick up their children outside the front door. The front door is the only allowed entrance.
We are encouraging teachers to take advantage of our campus and take their students outdoors as much as possible (and open windows for fresh air indoors). Groups go on daily walks, play on our playground, and explore the creek and woods.
Regular Hand Washing
All faculty, staff, and children will wash hands before entering a classroom and wash their hands frequently throughout the day.
Use of Masks
All faculty and staff on campus are required to wear masks. At this time we are not requiring our infants and toddlers to wear a mask. Parents must wear a mask while dropping off and picking up their children. Faculty and staff are permitted to remove their face masks while outdoors during break time and while keeping 6ft social distancing.
Limited Capacity Classrooms
While we always maintain a low teacher-student ratio, classrooms have been spread out in our building and classroom size is limited to less than 10 students. Students and teachers in each group avoid coming into contact with other teachers and students through scheduled transitions and eating snack and lunch outside or in the classroom (not in our shared cafeteria).
Monday through Friday
Months per Year
Dedicated, Age-Appropriate Playgrounds
On-Campus Clinic with Full-Time, Licensed Nurse
Specialty Classes Taught by Experts: PE, Library and Music
TEACHER TO STUDENT RATIOS
1:4 (children under 16 months)
1:5 (children 16-24 months)
1:8 (ages 2-3)
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To learn more, ask questions, or schedule a virtual tour for our Early Childhood program for infants and toddlers ages 6 weeks - less than 3 years, please contact:
Early Childhood Coordinator