The University of the District of Columbia, Early Childhood Lab School (ECLS)

Washington, DC |
Joined in September 2015

About Us

The  purpose  of  the  Early Childhood Lab School (ECLS)  is  to  provide  each  3-5  year  old  child  with  the  knowledge,  skills, and  dispositions  needed  to  thrive  and  succeed  in  school  and  in  life.  Inspired  by  the  preschools  in  Reggio-Emilia  Italy,  the  ECLS  focuses  on  the  following  Reggio-inspired  program  elements,  the  environment  as  the  third  teacher;  children  using  multiple  symbols  to  represent  knowledge,  documentation  as  a  tool  for  assessment  and  advocacy;  curriculum  development  through  the  project  approach;  and  the  teacher  as  a  researcher.  The  ECLS  also  serves  as  a  model  early  childhood  site  and  practicum  experience  for  students  studying  Early  Childhood  Education,  human  development,  and  other  related  fields.
The  purpose  of  the  Early Childhood Lab School (ECLS)  is  to  provide  each  3-5  year  old  child  with  the  knowledge,  skills, and  dispositions  needed  to  thrive  and  succeed  in  school  and  in  life.  Inspired  by  the  preschools  in  Reggio-Emilia  Italy,  the…

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  • 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008, United States

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