Mrs. Lally’s kindergarten class at the Early Childhood Education Center in Dedham honored Memorial Day by weaving flags. The flags were created to honor and remember all of our brave veterans and those who are currently serving in the armed forces.
Early Childhood Education Center
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013
This amazing science experiment was filmed for Dedham Educational television.
Mrs. Lally, Mrs. Higley, and Miss Lauren’s kindergarten classroom at the ECEC experienced what occurs when a volcano erupts. At the completion of reading Vacation Under the Volcano by Mary Pope Osborne, the kindergarten students mixed the necessary ingredients in order to make a volcano erupt. This amazing science experiment was filmed for Dedham Educational television. Reading Magic Tree House books is a fun experience for all the children in our classroom. Mrs. Higley is a magical story teller who brings each story to life. The children complete a corresponding craft at the conclusion of each book. The children are so engaged in the stories while they are enhancing and expanding upon their reading skills. The student’s …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
“The Eligibility Period is a critical step in the MSBA’s process of evaluating potential work on the Dedham Early Childhood Education Center,” stated Executive Director McCarthy.
State Treasurer Steven Grossman, Chairman of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”), and MSBA Executive Director Jack McCarthy announced Wednesday that the MSBA Board voted to invite the Dedham Early Childhood Education Center into the MSBA’s Eligibility Period. “I’m delighted that the MSBA Board has voted the Dedham Early Childhood Education Center into the Eligibility Period,” said Treasurer Grossman. “We look forward to working collaboratively with Dedham officials to develop the best solution to meet the town’s educational needs in a fiscally responsible manner.” During the 270-day Eligibility Period, the MSBA will work with Dedham to determine the district’s financial and community readiness to enter the capital …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The snowman reading program is a fun way for the children at ECEC to learn to love reading.
Mrs. Lally’s class at the Early Childhood Education Center in Dedham is reading to build a snowman. After a child reads a book at home or a parent reads with a child, they write the title of the book on one side of a snowball. In the morning, each child hangs his / her snowballs on the snowman hanging outside the classroom door. The object is for the children to fill out enough snowballs to fill in the gigantic snowman. This is a wonderful way to encourage reading and literacy concepts at home. The students are very excited to see their snowman grow.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Early Childhood Education Center held an assembly for the school to show the importance of recycling.
Today is America Recycles Day and the students at the Early Childhood Education Center were ready to learn and pledge to do their part. During the assembly students were able to learn how to recycle bottles, cans and paper. They were also taught that by throwing out their empty bottles in a recycling bin, that's one easy way to help keep the earth clean. Principal Jessica Hammond read the book, "Our Class is Going Green" to the students to teach them how to recycle. The assembly concluded with the students reciting a pledge to recycle and a song about keeping the earth clean.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Kids at Oakdale and the ECEC took time this week to celebrate reading.
Dedham students took time this week to commemorate Read Across America in different ways. Oakdale Elementary students invited local Dedham celebrities to read books to them, and children at the Early Childhood Education Center had a chance to meet Wally the Green Monster from the Boston Red Sox. Local celebs like Dedham Police Chief Michael d'Entremont, state Rep. Paul McMurtry and Town Administrator William Keegan read books to Oakdale kids on Thursday - and answered a slew of questions from the inquisitive student body. Oakdale principal Holli Armstrong invited roughly 20 townfolk for a fifth year. Other participants included Riverdale Elementary School principal Doris Claypool, Greenlodge Elementary School principal Katherine Kiewlicz…
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Plans are to move the Early Childhood Education Center to the Dexter School.
The Dedham School Committee took another needed step toward relocating the Early Childhood Education Center from the Capen School on Sprague Street to the Dexter School on Rte. 109. The committee unanimously approved a recommendation for Town Meeting to give back about 2 acres of land back to the Dedham School Department four years after the department gave that land to the town for a senior center that never materialized. The department has petitioned the Massachusetts School Building Authority for monetary help with renovating the Dexter School, and the department is still waiting to hear how much the MSBA would contribute. Michael LaFrancesca, who heads the department's business affairs, siad the school would need some interior work …