May2015

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Kids learn about veterinary medicine

Date: May 31, 2015 Author: ecpcblogger Categories: News

Our kids got to learn about veterinary medicine recently when ECPC parent Matt visited to talk about his work. Matt showed the kids x-rays of animals, including before and after pictures of a cat’s broken leg, along with model hearts, bones and joints. Then, the kids got to practice a little medicine of their own…

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ECPC online auction is NOW OPEN!

Date: May 23, 2015 Author: ecpcblogger Categories: News

Welcome to ECPC’s “Play Matters!” Spring 2015 Online Auction! It is open and ready for bidding, now through June 1 at 9:00 PM. Click here to browse through the amazing travel, adventures, museums, restaurants, shows, and concerts you can win–no need for an account to view. When you’re ready to bid, it’s a few simple…

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Online auction coming May 22!

Date: May 19, 2015 Author: ecpcblogger Categories: Events, News

Take this fun quiz to find out, “What ECPC Online Auction Item Are You?” The auction launches May 22, with lots of tempting items to bid on (stay in London, anyone??). What will you go for?

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Hummingbirds nest in our backyard

Date: May 6, 2015 Author: ecpcblogger Categories: News

Science brought itself to our children this spring, when hummingbirds nested in our backyard. With so many beautiful outdoor areas on our campus, ECPC kids get to experience the natural world in all kinds of ways, from tending plants to collecting bugs. Watching these little ones was just one of those special opportunities to observe…

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Research supports play-based learning

Date: May 1, 2015 Author: ecpcblogger Categories: News, Parent Resources

Recent child development research indicates that academic preschool may be harming children’s ability to think creatively. This research supports play-based early learning like the El Cerrito Preschool Cooperative has offered for decades. The article below discusses cutting-edge studies about why child-led play actually supports long-term learning. Why Preschool Shouldn’t Be Like School New research shows that…

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