J.R. McIlvaine Early Childhood Center

Where Educational Excellence Is A Tradition

  • Kindergarten Registration for the 2021-2022 school year is open. Follow the link for more information: Kindergarten Registration

District-Wide Announcement

McIlvaine Announcements

  • McIlvaine ECC will be holding school-wide color days to support instruction related to colors and readiness skills. During this celebration students & staff celebrate one color each day by wearing as much of the color as possible in their clothing! You can dress in the color from head to toe or just some pops of color here and there! We hope you all will join us in celebrating our colors!






    8/30 Red Day

    8/31 Orange Day

    9/1 Yellow Day

    9/2 Green Day

    9/3 NO SCHOOL

    9/6 NO SCHOOL

    Labor Day

    9/7 Blue Day

    9/8 Purple Day

    9/9 Brown Day

    9/10 Black Day

    9/13 NO SCHOOL

    Teacher In-Service

    9/14 White Day

    9/15 Pink Day

    9/16 Gray Day

    9/17 Rainbow Day

    Rainbow Day (September 17th)

    This is a chance for your child to be creative and wear as many colors as possible to school.  This special day caps off our school-wide month of colors. We can’t wait to see the array of colors displayed at school on this day!

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  • Welcome

    Welcome to McIlvaine Early Childhood Center, Home of the Littlest Riders! Our staff can’t wait for you and your child to enter the doors of our learning community. Your kindergartener is embarking on the start of an exciting educational journey, and we’re glad that you’ve chosen McIlvaine ECC as the place to begin the learning process.

    Education is a partnership that involves you, your children, and our staff. We will provide outstanding teachers, a caring and supportive staff, and a safe and fun learning environment for your child. As our partners, we need you to instill in your children the value of education. Some of the best ways to do this are making sure your child is well-rested, arrives each day on time and ready to learn, helping them with homework, and talking with them about ideas and topics that they're studying in school. I also strongly encourage you to read to and with your child everyday. This is one of the best ways to instill their love of reading while building and reinforcing important literacy skills. Twenty minutes of daily reading -- to and with your child -- equals one hundred and twenty two hours of reading skills practiced in one year!

    McIlvaine ECC is your school. We want you to feel that you are a welcome and integral part of the learning community. Everyone at our school including teachers, students, families, office staff, paraprofessionals, custodians, and food service workers is continually learning, growing, and working together to enrich the learning environment. Learning together and sharing with each other are two of the most powerful ways to learn. Acting in this way also builds relationships and a sense of community in our school.

    Get involved! Time invested with your child(ren) at home and at school pays off in huge dividends. The more you participate, the more you and your child will benefit from school. I strongly encourage you to attend school functions and to volunteer in the classroom or library, share your talents, and chaperone field trips. Please contact your classroom teacher or call the school for more information on ways that you can get involved.

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