Main Office


The Early Childhood Center’s main office is where you will find our principal and our indispensable administrative support staff. 


Office Hours


During the school year, our office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The office is closed for business during the summer from early June to late July.


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 or assistant principal.

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

Remember, always contact the teacher first!


When Visiting the ECC


Visitors to the Early Childhood Center during school hours must sign in and out at the office and obtain a visitor's badge. A valid form of identification is required.

School-age visitors are not permitted during school hours. Advance appointments are recommended to see any staff.

All visitors must observe District 401's policy and rules governing conduct on school property, which can be found in Section 8:30 of the Board of Education's District Policy Manual.