Looking for a comprehensive, reasonably priced preschool experience for your 3 or 4 year old child? The Agawam Early Childhood Center is accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year. We offer AM or PM sessions Monday through Thursday. We have classrooms at the Early Childhood Center on Perry Lane and also have 2 classrooms housed at Robinson Park Elementary School. The Agawam Early Childhood Center provides all students with a standards-based education that builds the foundation for all future learning with the Agawam Public Schools. We follow the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and Guidelines for Preschool through research-based, intentional teaching practices. Additional information may be located on the Agawam Public Schools website (www.agawamed.org). Select “Our Schools” in the upper right hand corner and “Early Childhood Center”. The application and registration packet is located here. Or you can call our Central Enrollment Office at 413-786-9398 to make an appointment to drop off your application and other paperwork.
4 days ago, Cinthia Sykes
The ECC will be celebrating World Down Syndrome Day on Tuesday, March 21st. We invite students to wear fun and colorful socks to celebrate with us.
4 days ago, Cinthia Sykes
rock your socks
The Parents of ECC organized a fun visit from Miss Valerie and Miss Erin, who are from the Agawam Family and Community Program. They visited each classroom, read a story and created a craft with our students.
4 days ago, Cinthia Sykes
Erin and students
Val and Erin
Working together
ECC students were invited to Agawam Night at a recent Springfield Thunderbirds game. Students were accompanied to the ice by parents to sing “If You Are Happy and You Know It”! What a fun night!
17 days ago, Cinthia Sykes
Reminder: Kindergarten Information Night is tomorrow, 3/2 at Phelps Elementary School. If you have a child that will be 5 years old prior to 9/1/23 please join us to hear some important information. 6:00-7:00 PM. We hope to see you there.
19 days ago, Cinthia Sykes
Info Night
ECC students were happy to be back today after February break. Check out these happy photos.
21 days ago, Cinthia Sykes
The ECC is hiring ABA paraprofessionals. Are you enthusiastic and have a passion for working with young children? If you have questions or want more information, email Cindy Sykes at csykes@agawamed.org or go to schoolspring.com and apply. We look forward to meeting you!
25 days ago, Cinthia Sykes
We're Hiring
ECC students celebrated Groundhog Day recently. One of our students predicted the groundhog's shadow with his dad. He predicted spring.
about 1 month ago, Cinthia Sykes
Groundhog Day
Spring Please
The Agawam Kindergarten Information Night is a month away! If you are a parent(s) of a child living in Agawam who will be 5 BEFORE September 1, 2023 we want to meet you to share information on our amazing kindergarten classrooms and programs. Come to the Benjamin J. Phelps Elementary School on Thursday, March 2nd from 6:00-7:00 PM. We can't wait to meet you!
about 2 months ago, Cinthia Sykes
K INfo Night
Hello ECC Families! The Springfield Thunderbirds are hosting an Agawam Night on Saturday, 2/4/23 at 7:05 PM. ECC students are invited to attend and be a part of this fun event. They will be invited to sing "If You're Happy and You Know It" on the ice. Please see your emails for further information.
2 months ago, Cinthia Sykes
Agawam Night
Hello Agawam! One of our team members at the ECC is looking for gently used toys for ages 1.5 to 2 years. If you have any that you would like to donate, please drop them by the ECC on Perry Lane. Thank you.
2 months ago, Cinthia Sykes
Pegs with knobs
Winner! Winner! The Parents of ECC held a raffle for a fun sled full of toys just in time for the holidays. Jacob's name was drawn and he won the raffle. Thank you to everyone who took a chance.
3 months ago, Cinthia Sykes
This is cool!
Student drawing the winner.
One of our amazing ECC students brought some members of her family to visit her classroom. The visitors are from Germany and are visiting for the holidays. She was so proud to introduce them. We even learned some German words.
3 months ago, Cinthia Sykes
Our friends from Germany
ECC students and staff at our Perry Lane location practiced an ALICE drill today in conjunction with the Agawam Police Department and John Nettis, Agawam Safety Officer. Classrooms practiced a lock down/soft barricade. The purpose of the drill is to empower both students and staff by providing options for what they could do in an emergency situation. Students then had the opportunity to talk with safety personnel.
3 months ago, Cinthia Sykes
talking with the students
Do you want to help young children learn and join an amazing preschool team? The Agawam ECC is hiring paraprofessionals. Go to SchoolSpring.com and apply.
3 months ago, Cinthia Sykes
Miss Debbie's, Miss Pam's and Miss Sharon's classroom has been busy, busy, busy! This amazing classroom team breaks their classroom into groups. One group was working on math skills, another English Language Arts and the third on play/social skills. Students rotate to each group and work with each adult. Great job Rm. 9 team!
3 months ago, Cinthia Sykes
Miss Laura's ECC students had the opportunity to share their holiday/tradition project with Superintendent Sheila Hoffman recently. Students loved sharing their family traditions. Great job!
3 months ago, Cinthia Sykes
The Parents of ECC are raffling off a sled full of toys. Tickets are $5 a piece. All money earned will go to help support resources and programs for the students of the ECC. Drawing will be held Thursday, December 22nd. There are over $250 worth of toys that are included. Parent, Kim Uzar will be selling tickets at arrival/dismissal at RPS on 12/13 and 12/14. Tickets are also on sale at the ECC office. Only 100 tickets will be sold.
3 months ago, Cinthia Sykes
Students and their families were invited to share a little bit of themselves in Miss Laura's classroom. Students were invited to create projects that shared family traditions and holidays. Students then shared their projects with their friends in the classroom.
3 months ago, Cinthia Sykes
Laura and student
Laura and student
Laura and student
Why is social play important in learning? “Children's play unlocks their creativity and imagination, and develops reading, thinking, and problem solving skills as well as further develops motor skills. It provides the base foundation for learning.” Education.com Take a peek at how some of our students have been learning through play.
3 months ago, Cinthia Sykes
Sand table