The 2015–16 school year is well under way and it’s a busy time at the Center! For some of you, this is your child’s school and day treatment program. For others, it’s a place that you believe in.

We embrace the proverb that “It takes a village to raise a child.” We seek to create supportive family-like partnerships that promote the growth and development of children. This philosophy shapes and guides our work.

This year, we have improved our programming to further engage our students in new therapeutic and learning activities. Children participate daily in staff led clubs, including yoga, knitting, CrossFit, etiquette, technology, leadership and robotics.

To help our students improve their fitness and health we have added physical education this year. Occupational therapy has been increased, so students can function better. We hope to add a recreational therapist and an art therapist in the near future for our students.

We are improving our technology to further enhance the learning and therapeutic environment at the Center. Our technology improvements include enhanced internet service, new computers and tablets, and new education software and online programs. Our technology improvements are changing how we think for the better – providing access to the most current information and educational opportunities.

Our partnership with families is critical to every child’s progress

Starting now, we have a quarterly newsletter that keeps you aware of what is happening at the Center. We are updating our website to keep all informed of Center events. We plan to improve our ability to communicate and share important information through email and text messaging.

For parents and guardians with a child at ECC, our goal is to keep you informed of your child’s progress. Please provide your ECC social worker with all contact information (e.g., email address, cell phone number).

The ECC staff is committed to working with parents and guardians to see every child become their best possible self. Our partnership with families is critical to every child’s progress. We are having a successful year and appreciate your support!