EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CENTER (ECEC)
ECEC 2021/2022 School Year Information:
Thank you for your interest in the Murray Early Childhood Education Center. I hope that the information provided will help you to choose the preschool experience that is best for you and your child.
Our high-quality program is open to any child between the ages of 3 and 5. You need not be a Murray resident to participate. Transportation to and from school must be provided or arranged for by parents.
There are several options available for children who are 4 (turning 5 during the school year) and 5-year-olds missing the Kindergarten deadline- September 1, 2021. We offer morning classes that meet two days a week on Tuesday and Thursday, three days a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday (mornings only), or four days a week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. These classes meet from 9 – 11:30 a.m. Afternoon classes meet from 12:30 – 3:00 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. ALL classes for this age group focus on kindergarten readiness skills and provide a balance of teacher-directed and child-initiated activities.
Classes for 3-year-old children (most of whom will turn 4 during the school year) meet two days a week on Tuesday and Thursday, morning or afternoon, or on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. There is also a three-day option that meets in the mornings on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Morning classes meet from 9 – 11:30 a.m. and afternoon classes meet from 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. The emphasis for these children is socialization, self-help skills and hands-on learning.
Open registration for the 2021-2022 school year runs Monday, March 08 through Friday, May 28 2021, and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will re-open on August 16, 2021 as long as space is available.
A fee of $75 must be received for each child you are registering. This fee covers all incidental expenses during the year. You may drop it off at the ECEC. A drop box is located near the front doors. Tuition is due on a monthly basis. In order to process payments accurately, ALL payments must be placed inside a clearly labeled envelope. **PLEASE NOTE: We need a copy of your child’s original birth certificate for our files at the time of registration- please submit it with the registration form.
After submitting registration to Kaydee Fondaco, you will need to then register your child on the ASPIRE system at www.murrayschools.org. New ASPIRE users will be given step by step instructions at the time of registration. If you currently have older children attending school in Murray City School District you may log into your Aspire account and register a new student (your preschool-aged child) for ECEC 2021-2022. For help with this, or for any questions regarding Aspire, please call 801-264-7426 to speak with the Help Desk.
ECEC 2020/2021 Information:
ECEC RETURN TO SCHOOL GUIDELINES are now available:
- ECEC Guidelines for Safe Return to School (English)
- ECEC Guidelines for Safe Return to School (Spanish)
Every day your child will need to have the following items: a mask, backpack (with spare clothes in case of accident), & an empty reusable water bottle. If you do not have a water bottle the ECEC will provide ONE. Please label these items clearly (on the inside is ok for backpacks) with first & last name. Please remember that we have many students’ items to keep track of! Labels are important!
**CRITICALLY IMPORTANT **
*NEW DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP PROCEDURES*
Building access restrictions prevent us from allowing parents/guardians from entering our building. We have outlined a new drop off and pick up procedure and will ask that you exercise patience as we escort each child into their classroom safely. Please follow the instructions for our new procedure to enter the “Loading Zone”. You may view them here: Drop off Pick up Procedures for ECEC During COVID-19
If you have concerns with your child’s development and would like to schedule a developmental screening, please call or email the ECEC office (801-264-7404).
If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to call or send an email.
Kaydee Fondaco, Preschool Coordinator Murray Early Childhood Education Center
Kfondaco@murrayschools.org | 801-264-7404
- 2020-21 Calendar
- 2021-22 ECEC School Brochure
- Basic Information
- High Scope Curriculum
- Illness Policy
- Nut Free Facility Rule
- Payment Policy
- Vision & Mission Statement
PARENTS: If you have concerns about your child’s development, please call us to find out if your child is eligible for FREE screening. Children must be 3–5 years of age and live within the Murray School District boundaries. Safe and Orderly School Policy: No person shall, on the basis of sex, race, national origin, age, and/or disability be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in employment or any of the programs or activities. Murray Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) programs comply with the Murray School District Safe and Orderly Schools Policy (PS 416). Copies of this policy are available in the ECEC and Murray School District offices.