Contact Us


The Early Childhood Center educates approximately 240 students in preschool and kindergarten. We are Elmwood Park’s only public school for pre-K and K students. 

We invite you to contact us if you have questions or want to learn more about how we fulfill District 401’s educational mission.


Main Office Contact Information


If you want to reach us by email, please use the general information email address listed below, or send your message to the appropriate individual listed elsewhere on this page.

► Address: 4 Conti Parkway, Elmwood Park, IL 60707

► Phone: 708-583-5860

► To Report an Absence: Call 708-583-5863 between 8 and 8:30 a.m. or between noon and 12:30 p.m. on days when your child is absent; if no one is available to answer your call, please leave a message stating the day, your name, the name of the student and the reason for the absence

► Fax: 708-583-5899

► Email: eccinfo@epcusd401.org

► Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday (closed during summer break)

► For School Closing Information: 708-452-7272-8


Administration


To contact our principal by email, please click the name listed below.

► Principal: Ms. Joanne Mourikes Rice | Bio | 708-583-5861

In general, all District 401 email addresses for individual employees follow a similar pattern: lastnamefirstinitial@epcusd401.org


Office Staff


To contact our principal's secretary by email, please click the name listed below.

► Principal’s Secretary: Ms. Dina Koutroumanes | 708-583-5860

As noted above, District 401 email addresses for individual employees generally follow the same pattern: lastnamefirstinitial@epcusd401.org.


Chain of Command


When questions, concerns or interests regarding your child's progress or school program arise, please address them promptly by contacting the classroom teacher. Use this directory to look up the ECC teacher you need to contact.

If questions or concerns remain, it is appropriate that you then contact the building principal.

In the event that there are remaining or unresolved questions or concerns, feel free to contact Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nicolas Wade.

For additional information, the District-level organizational chart is available here.

Remember, always contact the teacher first!


Other District 401 Schools and District Home


Need to contact other schools or the District 401 main office? These links will take you to the home pages of District 401’s other schools and the District Office:

► Elmwood Elementary School (grades 1-6)

► John Mills Elementary School (grades 1-6)

► Elm Middle School (grades 7-8)

► Elmwood Park High School (grades 9-12)

► District 401 Home Site