Early Childhood Center (ECC)
The NRCCS - Early Childhood Center (formerly North Routt Preschool) was built in 2006 for the North Routt Community. Adjacent to the North Routt Community Charter School (K-8), the ECC is currently licensed to provide quality education for 25 preschoolers (ages 3-5 years) and 10 toddlers (ages 24 months to 3 years).
During the school year, September through May, the NRCCS-Early Childhood Center offers a toddler and a preschool/PreK program Monday-Friday. During the summer, June through August, a summer camp program is offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
In 2018 the North Routt Preschool and the North Routt Community Charter School boards decided to merge the preschool with NRCCS. After plenty of discussion, work, and a pandemic, in October 2020 NRCCS was granted management privileges over the preschool, and on January 1, 2021, the preschool legally became part of the new NRCCS PreK-8 program. NRCCS and the ECC are excited to have aligned programs and resources, shared facilities, and a united mission and moto.
The ECC facilities boast a toddler room, pre-k classroom and a large “great room” that serves as a primary learning space. The building also includes 4 children restrooms, a full kitchen, a customizable lunch room/craft space and a custom built play loft for the older littles.
The ECC has two fenced outdoor play spaces. The toddler play space includes a sand and water area, music, art, climbing, a paved loop to practice early biking and mobility, and naturalized areas for creative play. The preschoolers' outdoor play space includes a sand and water area, track for biking and skiing, natural rock arch for climbing and crawling, "loose part" materials, art, and naturalized areas for creative play.
The ECC also has a greenhouse where they learn to cultivate and harvest plants, including carrots, lettuce, spinach, radishes, strawberries and tomatoes, just to name a few!
If you would like access to more information regarding the merger, please review this Frequently Asked Questions document.
ALL INFORMATION & ENROLLMENT DETAILS FOR THE EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (TODDLER & PRESCHOOL PROGRAM)
ARE ACCESSED & SUBMITTED ON THE ECC WEBSITE.