The mission of the Coventry Early Childhood Center (CECC) is to provide all of its students with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to learn, as well as, to contribute and participate in a culturally diverse, rapidly changing society and to live a productive life. By working in concert with the family and community, an educational partnership will assist all children to achieve these skills and knowledge.
We will work to ensure all children will reach their individual potential with an appreciation of the lifelong learning process. We support the premise that learning is challenging, rewarding, and fun. We encourage teachers to provide opportunities for participation in the democratic process and the development of democratic values and ideas. We encourage family and community involvement in support of our school.
The early years are a time of tremendous learning and growth. At CECC we believe that all children are competent learners and capable of positive outcomes. The success of every child is important to us. Our goal is to provide a preschool program for 3 and 4 year olds that support learning in all developmental domains (personal/social, physical, creative and cognitive) in an environment that is appropriate to the developmental needs of young children. This includes providing support and services to children and families to ensure that all children can reach their potential and be successful in the school community.
The Coventry Early Childhood Center, Inc. (CECC) is a non-profit, non-stock corporation. Consistent with CECC policy, the Preschool Program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability or handicap, veteran status, or sexual orientation. The Early Childhood Education professionals at the CECC understand that at an early age children can absorb our society’s biases of gender, age, color, language, and physical characteristics. We believe that the anti-bias curriculum that we embrace supports children as they explore, celebrate, and understand differences. Our approach acknowledges that children and adults can be empowered to stand up for their rights and the rights of others and to recognize and question social injustice. We challenge the children and ourselves to:
• explore issues of fairness as seen from a child’s perspective;
• see conflict as a challenge in problem-solving;
• be open to differing perspectives, ideas, attitudes and behaviors;
• monitor our words and actions for unconscious bias or prejudice; recognize and demonstrate respect for diversity among people.