"Children are miracles.Believing that every child is a miracle can transform the way we design for children's care.
When we invite a miracle into our lives we prepare ourselves and the environment around us.
We may set out flowers or special offerings...
We make it our job to create, with reverence and gratitude,
a space that is worthy of a miracle! Action follows thought.
We can choose to change.
We can choose to design spaces for miracles, not minimums."
-Anita Rui Olds, 1999
At ECC, we value and create our learning environments that serve as "the third teacher."
Our aesthetically cosy classrooms offer endless possibilities that fosters competence and independent exploration through play. Visible in our classrooms are flexible learning centers that invite hands-on engagement with a variety of open-ended materials. The Third Teachers at ECC are intentionally designed that respect children's competencies, ideas and diverse cultures. On the walls and hall ways are evidences of children's work and even those in progress. Learning after all, is a process!
ECCs Third Teachers are responsive spaces which continuously evolve according to the children's needs and interests. Indeed, we choose to create a space for miracles.