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Why So Early?

Research has repeatedly shown that the best time to invest in a child's education in the earliest years. We believe a child's first school experience should not only be educational, but exciting and nurturing as well – which is why our teachers create programs to spark students' imagination and extend their classrooms into the world beyond.

Our curriculum bridges the important transition between home and school, and emphasizes strong cognitive skills as well as social, emotional, and physical development. We ensure that students meet the academic standards and benchmarks appropriate to their age, while simultaneously providing meaningful context and real-life applications. It is through these connections that a child's life-long love of learning is cultivated.

ECC Schedule Options

Half Day 
Multi-Age: Pre-Kindergarten and Junior Kindergarten

Full Day
Junior Kindergarten
Senior Kindergarten
The Vlasic Early Childhood Center, or “ECC,” is a dedicated facility designed specifically for the education and development of Cranbrook’s youngest students.

Before and After School

Because we know your family schedule varies, we provide before-school supervision at no charge.

After school care for Pre-Kindergarten and Junior Kindergarten students is separate from senior kindergarten through fifth grade, and there are a variety of pick-up times available to meet the demands of your schedule.

A Day-in-the-Life of an ECC Student