• The Early Childhood Center (ECC) school opened its doors in September 2009. Our school
    provides tailored instruction to the District's youngest students. We currently have 12 general
    education classes and 2 special education classes composed of diverse learners.

    The ECC school is a remarkable place where student growth is evident on a daily basis and parent
    fears are allayed by nurturing faculty and staff members. We understand the process of learning and
    socio-emotional growth and have created programs, systems and structures that address the needs
    of the whole child. Uniquely, all ECC kindergarteners have opportunities to see the Kakiat students
    as role models on any given day.

    Instructionally, the advantages of a kindergarten school are tremendously important. Time is afforded
    for teachers to delve deeply into all content areas. A cohort of Early Childhood educators
    collaborate through planning, sharing of resources and monitoring academic progress for the
    constant growth and understanding of all of our scholars. Our professional learning communities are
    customized to meet the needs of the youngest of learners. Thankfully, Title I funds have made it
    possible for our students to have access to Smart Boards, as well as computer programs offered by
    the district.

    Additionally, students benefit from the opportunity of experiencing special area classes as well as
    their core subjects. During physical education, music and library, students learn skills that would
    typically not be introduced until first grade. Each of these special classes are a scheduled part of
    each student's day. Students are exposed to various art forms reflected in classroom art projects,
    library classes, and vocal and musical performances. Our students have opportunities to understand
    the value of teamwork and good sportsmanship in our vibrant physical education classes.

    Lastly, as a community we are very proud of what we have accomplished and look forward to
    growing our school. We are excited about the great possibilities that exist for students who are
    afforded the opportunity to be a part of our wonderful learning environment. As a district, the solid
    foundation that is being set at the Early Childhood Center school will play a vital part in each child's

    School Hours:
    8:05pm to 2:30pm
    Contact information:
    Phone - 845-577-6585
    Fax - 845-577-6477