Photo Gallery: ECC Back to School '18

First day of school at ECC.

PHOTO: ECC students put their skills to work right away, using their imaginations to build toy cars and plenty of other things! District 401 photo by Dave Porreca (click image for larger view).

Students and their families had a great first day of school at the Early Childhood Center as the 2018-19 academic year got underway on Wednesday, Aug. 15.

During the morning and afternoon sessions, parents had the opportunity to meet the school's new principal, Mr. Kevin Seibel, who arrives here after three years as principal of Elmwood Elementary School. Meanwhile, students jumped right into their classroom activities — as you can see from the photos below!

"I was very happy with the smooth and safe way our first day went with our families joining us for the first hour of the day," Mr. Seibel said. "Our Twitter feed featured many of the smiling faces of our students engaged in learning over the three-day week. I am very proud of our teachers for their professional, supporting and caring start they have provided for our young learners."

Mr. Seibel also reached out to the ECC community by making his own welcome-back video, "The Night Before Kindergarten." To view the video, click here. Good luck to everyone in 2018-19!

NOTE: To view the following photos in a slideshow format, click any of the pictures below. All photos are by Dave Porreca, D401 web/media specialist.