Early Childhood Center (ECC)
LETTER TO ECC FAMILIES - WELCOME AND EXPECTATIONS
Boozhoo! We hope that all our children and families are doing well. We are writing this letter to update you on what services will look like this fall. We know that things are challenging right now and we hope that we can alleviate some of your challenges by providing you an update on what you can expect from us at the ECC and also what you can do to make this a successful school year.
Our school year will begin on Tuesday September 22nd and will run Tuesday through Friday until further notice.
Click HERE to read the Welcome and Expectations Letter to ECC Families
We are seeking members to sit on our 2020-2021 Policy Council. Click to learn more!
The Early Childhood Center provides services for children and their families through a variety of program offerings. The ECC incorporates traditional Ojibwe values to promote the spiritual, emotional, physical, and cognitive wellness of the children, families, and community we serve.
The Red Cliff ECC offers Early Head Start Home Based, Early Head Start Center Based, and Head Start Center Based options that serve the Red Cliff reservation and surrounding areas. Navigate the Sub Pages to learn more about the ECC and the programs offered!
Education & Curriculum
At the Red Cliff Early Childhood Center, our culture and the Ojibwe language are the heart of our curriculum. It is our belief that teaching our Ojibwe children their own traditions, culture, and language will greatly increase their self-esteem by understanding their role in the world’s history. Knowing these concepts will help them further their willingness to be successful in the modern world.
We strongly believe that a child’s social and emotional development is intrinsically tied to their ability to develop skills related to their educational achievement as well as their overall physical and mental health. We recognize each child as a unique individual, developing at his or her own rate.
We use our cultural curriculum, Nandagikendan, “We Seek to Learn,” and Creative Curriculum for Head Start and Early Head start center based educational services. Home base teachers use Nandagikendan and the Parents as Teachers curriculum. We plan developmentally appropriate, individualized lessons and activities that support our child-centered, play-based approach to early learning.
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Have questions? Give us a call or send an email using the contact information above.
» Schedule an enrollment appointment by calling 715-779-5030.
» At the time of your appointment, you must bring:
- Parent(s) / Guardian(s) income along with the completed application.
- Child's most current physical, dental, and immunization records (or sign a release for the program to obtain them).
» Applicants are accepted based upon income (Federal Poverty Level) and prioritized using approved selection criteria
» Upon acceptance to the program, applicants will receive an Acceptance Letter and important information about scheduling a screening for your child.
Space is limited, so please complete your application and enrollment appointment immediately for early consideration.
An incomplete application (no documentation) will not be accepted and will delay the enrollment process.
Selection for fall enrollment openings will be released July 15 of each year.