Welcome to Urbana Early Childhood School
The Urbana School District #116 Early Childhood Program staff is committed to providing a quality, individualized learning program for eligible preschool children. The classroom activities focus on a concern for the child's total development including communication, cognitive, physical and emotional development. Children in the classroom grow through play and through interactions with each other. Play interactions and environments are designed to foster chidren's initiative and independent learning. The activities and environments reflect developmental levels and natural interests of children.
The Early Childhood classroom provides services for children ages 3-5. Children attend school 2½ hours daily. Morning and afternoon sessions are available and school busses transport children to and from school.
- Morning Session is from 9:00-11:30am
- Afternoon Session is from 1:00-3:30pm
Children enrolled in Early Childhood Education at Urbana Early Childhood School have been identified through a screening and asssesment process as needing either Special Education Services or Preschool Readiness Experience.
Children enrolled at UECS who are not eligible for Special Education Services must meet the Illinois criteria for at risk families. All of our classes have 15 students each with one teacher and one teacher assistant forming the core teaching team. In addition, an occupational therapist, speech therapist, social worker, parent coordinator and physical therapist work with the classroom team.
February 21st, 2014
UECS students, teachers and staff will celebrate Mustache Day throughout the day on Tuesday, February 25. Principal Cris Vowels provided us with the following declaration:
I hereby declare Tuesday, Feb 25th, 2014 as UECS MUSTACHE DAY! If you are unable to grow a mustache over the weekend, you are welcome to bring in a mustache to sport. (I DO NOT recommend sharing your previously worn mustache with a friend).
Note that we can provide mustaches (not previously worn) to those that cannot grow or provide one. Read the rest of this entry »
September 20th, 2013
Urbana Early Childhood School received a warm welcome to the community with the ribbon cutting and open house ceremony on Saturday, August 17, 2013.
The event was attended by parents, community members, UECS staff and USD board members and past and present administrators. Cynthia Johnson of the Urbana Business Association (UBA) put together the ribbon cutting ceremony that included the principal of UECS, Cris Vowels, USD #116 Superintendent Donald Owen, USD #116 Board of Education President and several UECS students. Tours were given of the new building after the ceremony. Read the rest of this entry »
August 12th, 2013
Title: Urbana Early Childhood Open House
Location: 2202 E. Washington St., Urbana, IL 61802
Start Time: 12:00
End Time: 15:00
Urbana – Urbana Early Childhood School (UECS), located at 2202 E. Washington St, Urbana, will host an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony for their new facility on Saturday, August 17, 2013, from 12noon to 2pm. The open house will provide the community a chance to tour the new early childhood school prior to opening day. All parents and their new and returning students of UECS will enjoy their own preview on Tuesday, August 20 from 3 pm to 5pm.
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August 7th, 2013
Urbana Early Childhood School (UECS), located at 2202 E. Washington St, Urbana, will host an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony for their new facility on Saturday, August 17, 2013, from 12noon to 2pm. The open house will provide the community a chance to tour the new early childhood school prior to opening day. All parents and their new and returning students of UECS will enjoy their own preview on Tuesday, August 20 from 3 pm to 5pm. Read the rest of this entry »
May 10th, 2013
Washington Early Childhood students from Mrs. Carlson’s class celebrated Bike to School day by riding their school trikes around the school and enjoying a picnic under some shade trees and a blue sky.
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