EES maintains an intense dedication to each individual child’s development and well-being throughout his or her educational experience.  The curriculum is a developmentally appropriate, research-based instructional practice that is culturally and linguistically appropriate for the families and children served.  All instructional practices are based on current early education research.  Each EES child has a unique developmental profile that includes both developmental assessments and a child’s individual samplings of art and pre-literacy. 

Children learn best in an environment with consistent limits where they are allowed to make choices leading toward self-direction, independence, creativity and divergent thinking. Program activities include both active and quiet components, child- and teacher-directed tasks, group and individual work.

Developmental Themes

  • Cognitive competence
  • Literacy and math skills
  • Fine and gross motor skills 
  • Healthy habits 
  • Interactions with adults and peers
  • Interest in books and learning
  • Language comprehension and expression
  • Number concepts, measuring, time, and order
  • Safe individual and group behavior 
  • Self-awareness and self-regulation


Goals for Children

  • Achieve school readiness through open-ended and success-oriented methods.
  • Develop a positive attitude toward school and learning.
  • Develop self-discipline and problem-solving skills.
  • Develop respect for others through cooperation and cultural awareness.
  • Develop a sense of security and positive self-image.
  • Develop self-help skills through routines of washing, dressing, eating, resting, and toileting.
  • Develop communication skills, providing the foundation for effective oral and written expression.