ECEC Building
ECEC Building

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CENTER (ECEC)

73 West 6100 South, Murray, UT Contact – Kaydee Fondaco, ECEC Coordinator, 801-264-7404 Supervisor, MCSD Director –
Kelli Kercher, 801-264-7400

MURRAY EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CENTER preschool programs are designed to promote the development of the whole child and to offer a wide variety of experiences in the areas of social, emotional, academic and creative growth.   
 
2021-2022 School Year Information: 

Welcome to another school year! We are looking forward to having our students and their “Big People” back at the ECEC. 

We are hosting a Walk-Through Open House for all registered students and their Big People on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. You can drop by the morning session anytime between 9:00 and 10:30 A.M. or between 6:00 and 7:30 P.M. that evening. Please plan on attending with your child. You will be able to tour the facility, meet your child’s teachers and spend a short time in the classroom.   Parking is located in the southwest parking lot (across from the baseball fields). Use the crosswalks to access our front doors, where you will be directed to your child’s classroom.  Parking is not allowed along the front or side of the building. The back lot is reserved for staff and those with designated plates or hang tags.

If you have not provided your child’s Birth Certificate or Immunization Record, please bring these items with you to the Open House. They are required in order to process your preschool registration. Children MUST have all forms on file in order to start preschool.

In order to finalize the registration process, you must register your student on the MCSD ASPIRE system. This MUST be completed prior to Sept. 3rd, 2021. This includes returning students. Please send Kaydee an email requesting instructions if you are unable to complete this process.  For other questions regarding ASPIRE please call the MCSD HELPDESK  at 801-264-7471.

School begins Tuesday Sept. 7th or Wednesday Sept. 8th depending on your class choice.

If you have any questions please call 801-264-7404 or send an email (kfondaco@murrayschools.org).

We look forward to all of the fun and learning to be had this year at the Murray Early Childhood Education Center!
 
2021 – 2022 Registration Information:
*Please note: limited openings remain*
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.

Registration is first-come, first-served, and will remain open 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

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. 

Developmental concerns:

If you have concerns regarding your child’s development and would like to schedule a free screening, call or email Preschool Coordinator Kaydee Fondaco. Your child must reside within Murray City School District boundaries to be eligible for the screening. 

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 

Head Start in Murray Information:

The Murray Early Childhood Education Center is a partner site with SLCAP Head Start. For questions or concerns regarding the Head Start program located within the ECEC or Head Start classroom located at Grant Elementary school, call 801-972-2337. 

 
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CENTER (ECEC) INFORMATION:

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.