ECC News Articles

Students and their families had a great first day at the Early Childhood Center as the 2019-20 school year got under way Aug. 14. Check inside for photos and more!

Hard to believe, but it's soon going to be time for our annual Kindergarten End-of-the-Year Celebration at Elmwood Park High School! Check inside for details.

The Board of Education has approved the move to full-day kindergarten in 2020-21, with no new funding required from taxpayers. Check inside for details on the changes!

Changes are on the way for District 401's summer programs for grades K-7, including free tuition! The 2019 Summer Academy will run June 3 to July 3 at John Mills.

Could your child benefit from the preschool programs available at the ECC? Find out by arranging for a free preschool screening in early March. Read on to learn more.

Parents and guardians, you can help us become an even better school by completing the 2018-19 5Essentials Survey. Check inside for more information and a link to the survey!

Help us keep our students warm this winter on those occasions when they lose gloves, mittens, hats or scarves. You can do so by donating to our winter accessories drive!

The Illinois State Board of Education has released its new report cards for districts and schools. D401 Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade provides context for the numbers.

Just a reminder that Picture Day will be here soon. Please order your photos ahead of time and make sure your student brings the required payment on Picture Day.

Bring your child to the Early Childhood Center's Open House on Sept. 6 to meet our new principal, Mr. Kevin Seibel, and find out what's in store for the school year!

The ECC's new principal, Mr. Kevin Seibel, was quite the athlete before he became an educator. Learn all about the former Nebraska Cornhusker football player!

A district on the move — that's the message that came through loud and clear at Dr. Wade's first annual State of the District presentation. Check inside for video and slides.

What a night! EPHS Gym was the place to be when the District held "Into the Cloud," a community event showcasing how technology is transforming the classroom.

Whether dressing up in "Cat in the Hat"-inspired clothes or playing with ooey-gooey oobleck, our students had a great time celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss!

While older students participated in a walkout to honor the victims of the recent Florida school shootings, ECC students took part in learning activities related to the walkout.

Ready to see what technology has to offer D401 students? Want to try out a few apps or even play some video games? Then the "Into the Cloud" tech event is for you!

Attention, all fans of Dr. Seuss! Visit the ECC on Thursday, March 1, for Dr. Seuss Family Night as we celebrate the 114th birthday of the beloved author and illustrator.

More than 100 parents and students turned out for District 401's STEMscopes Night, which provided an overview of the District's science curriculum for grades K-8.

Could your child benefit from the preschool programs available at the ECC? Find out by arranging for a free preschool screening in early March. Read on to learn more.

Come out to the STEMscopes Parent & Community Night at Elm Middle School, and learn all about the STEMscopes curriculum — how it works and why we adopted it.

The holiday spirit was alive and well on Thursday, Dec. 14, as Early Childhood Center families packed the John Mills gym for the 2017 ECC Winter Concert.

Just in time for the winter holidays, Frosty the Snowman paid a visit to the ECC for group photos with all of our classrooms. And what a reception our students gave him!

The arrival of winter means snow and frigid temps. Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade explains how District 401 handles weather-related school closings.

Students and parents got a head start on holiday decorations when they took part in "Winter Crafts," the Early Childhood Center's most recent family event.

To the delight of our students, puppeteer Dave Herzog recently visited the ECC with his hand-carved marionettes. Check inside to see what all the excitement was about!