DeSoto Early Childhood Center, which
opened its doors in October 1989, now houses the early learning programs for
three,four, and five year old children, which includes the voluntary pre
kindergarten program. The infants and toddlers program as mandated by the State
The curriculum used at Desoto Early
Childhood Center is developmentally appropriate. The Administration, Faculty,
and Staff are highly trained early childhood specialists who all have a sincere
love for young children and a desire to see them grow, learn, and achieve.
Florida's Voluntary Pre Kindergarten
Standards are incorporate into the curriculum. The center is accredited by the
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and was one of the first Early
Childhood Centers in the state of Florida to obtain the Governor's "Gold Seal"
rating in 1995. The center encourages parental involvement and has received the
Commissioner of Education "Golden School Award" since 1990 for excellent
volunteerism in the school which involves parent and local business partners.
Breakfast, lunch, and snack are served
everyday, Monday through Friday. The hours of operation are 7:00am-5:00pm on
Monday through Friday
DeSoto Early Childhood Center has a
School Advisory Council and a School Improvement Plan approved by the
Superintendent and School Board
recently had a special visitor here at ECC. Our Superintendent Mr. Adrian
Cline paid us a visit :)\
DeSoto Early Childhood Center also houses the Voluntary Pre Kindergarten
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