Making a difference in your child's life.

Room to grow and play

We offer an open space concept with multiple learning centers, a variety of educational toys and computers. Our spacious floor plan is designed to give children the opportunity to explore and discover new things while being in a safe environment. Throughout the school day, children learn, play and make new friends with younger and older peers. We believe this type of environment creates an enriching and challenging social atmosphere.

 

Our facility offers room to grow both inside and out. More than 7,000 square feet of natural outdoor area offers freedom to explore and participate in gardening, outdoor games and activities. We try to take the children outside as much as possible (weather-permitting).

 

In today's hectic lifestyle, we realize flexibility is important when scheduling your child. Depending on availability, we offer child care Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.  in a variety of rate categories.
Click on the Rates bar below for more information.

 

We also offer a fun summer camp program for 11 weeks from June – August.

  • STAFF

    Dedicated, qualified and caring

    Our friendly team is composed of dedicated, qualified teachers who have extensive experience in early childhood education and have a college degree. In addition to making sure each child feels happy, safe and nurtured, our teachers work together to develop professional lesson plans, structured units and monthly themes designed to motivate and encourage children learn in a fun way.

     

    Our teachers serve as guides, helping the children explore new opportunities and find solutions to various challenges. It's because of our highly-qualified teachers that we can offer a higher standard of preschool education and quality child care to the Oak Creek community. At ECEC, your child is important to us.

  • CHILD CARE

    Stop in or call for current rates.

     

    Part-time Care

    1-19 hours per week.

     

    Half-time Care

    20-39 hours per week.

     

    Full-time Care

    40-50 hours per week.

     

    ECEC makes every effort to accommodate child care for children with special needs.

     

    FAMILY RATE ELIGIBILITY

    Families with more than one child enrolled in our before and after school program may combine the total number of hours per week to determine the family rate.

     

    EXAMPLE:
    A child signed up for M/W/F preschool at 9 hours a week and a sibling signed up for before-and-after school care at 15 hours a week brings a combined total of 24 hours. This family is eligible for the "half-time" family rate.

  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE

    Deerfield Elementary School is conveniently adjacent to ECEC! All arrangements for pick up and drop off are provided for any child attending any of the following programs at Deerfield:

     

    Deerfield 4K Program

    Our teachers have a close working relationship with the 4K teachers at Deerfield Elementary School.
    We also offer opportunities for growth and learning for your 4K child while at ECEC during our preschool program. Our goal is to build a partnership between your child, school staff and families.

     

    4K Morning Program: 9 – 11:35 a.m.

    4K Afternoon Program: 12:15 – 2:50 p.m.

    If your child is registered in the 4K program at Deerfield Elementary School, ECEC will walk your child to and from the school
    on the days your child is scheduled at ECEC.

     

    Deerfield 5K Program through 5th Grade

    As part of our after school program, we work closely with your child on various academic needs. This includes homework, strengthening social and communication skills, and overcoming any learning challenges.

    5K Program: 8:00 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.

     

    Deerfield Summer School

    Classes vary. See administrator for details.
    Arrangements for pick up and drop off are provided for children attending summer school at Deerfield Elementary School.

    FAMILY RATE ELIGIBILITY

    Families with more than one child enrolled in our before and after school program may combine the total number of hours per week to determine the family rate.

     

    EXAMPLE:
    A child signed up for M/W/F preschool at 9 hours a week and a sibling signed up for before-and-after school care at 15 hours a week brings a combined total of 24 hours. This family is eligible for the "half-time" family rate.

  • FAQs

    How do I enroll my child?

    The first and most important step is to tour our center. Be sure to bring in your child so you and your child can meet all our teachers. Please be sure to take this time to share any concerns and to ask questions. If you feel ECEC is a good fit, the next step is enrollment.

     

    When are the enrollment forms due?

    We need the “Enrollment Form" and "Health History Form” handed in before your child’s first day.

     

    What does my child need on the first day?

    There are several items needed: a change of clothing kept at ECEC, a blanket, pillow and, if your child takes naps, a favorite napping friend (e.g. stuffed animal).

     

    Does ECEC provide lunch?

    ECEC does not provide a lunch and families will need to pack a lunch for their child. However, ECEC does provide milk, silverware and napkins. We also have a microwave to warm up hot lunches.

     

    Does ECEC provide snacks?

    ECEC provides a morning and afternoon snack, as long as your child does not have any dietary restrictions.
    Otherwise, we can accommodate limited special diets.

     

    Will I receive an invoice?

    ECEC does not do paper invoicing. Account balances are displayed on the computer screen each time you log in or log out. Parents also have online access to your account to view charges and pay online.

     

    How is my weekly tuition calculated?

    Each family establishes a weekly schedule and tuition amount. If your child does not attend on a scheduled date for any reason, families are still responsible for the weekly tuition.

     

    Are there any tuition credits?

    ECEC offers one sick day per month. The sick day can be used for any reason but cannot be accumulated. Advance notice is required to use a sick day.

     

    Why do I need to fill out a schedule when my children will be absent?

    The State of Wisconsin requires all child care centers to monitor children’s absences.

     

  • REGISTRATION

    New enrollment is based on availability on a first-come, first-serve basis. An annual $75 registration fee
    (non-refundable) is due upon enrollment. A parent handbook will be provided once your child is enrolled.

     

    New Families

    Click here to register online. The forms listed below are also needed for enrollment. Click on the form to download, complete and submit by the deadline.

     

    Before your child's first day:

    Child Enrollment Form

    Health History Form

     

    Within 30 days of your child’s first day:

    Immunization Record

     

    Within 90 days of your child's first day:

    Health Report

"The teachers at ECEC are wonderful, skilled and caring people. Our children have so many wonderful memories of their time spent with the amazing staff at ECEC. We can never thank you enough!"

Family of four, Oak Creek

Questions?

Providing the seeds for learning.

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATIONAL CENTER   |   10479 S. Chicago Road, Oak Creek, Wisconsin 53154

(414) 764-6970

EMAIL US!