Early Childhood School-West

Welcome to The Early Childhood School–West (ECS-West)


Dear Parents and Guardians:

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you. The staff and I look forward to working with you and your children for the school year 2017-2018.

The Newark Public Schools, Office of Early Childhood uses a framework for participation based on Joyce Epstein’s work that includes six types of family-school-community partnerships to create a student-centered learning environment: Parenting, Communicating, Volunteering, Learning at home, Decision-making and Collaborating with the community.

We invite you to participate in our program as much as possible and spend quality-learning time in our Parent Center located in Room 206. These are some ways you can help:

  1. Attend Back to School Night/Open House –October 18th @ 4:30 PM
  2. Attend Parent Conferences – November 28, 2017 & February 15, 2018
  3. Attend workshops and scheduled meetings
  4. Volunteer in the classroom
  5. Join the Parent Committee
  6. Fundraising
  7. If you are gifted with a talent or have a special interest, such as music, art, creative dramatics, etc., please consider sharing those experiences with your child’s class and/or other parents.
  8. Attend Family Night at the Museum – June 8, 2018    This activity is designed to provide information on a wide range of parent-student interactive literacy, math, and science activities to do at home.
  9. Picture Day – December 4, 2017
  10. If you have some ideas – please let us know!


Marshel Perkins, Vice Principal


See Announcement Page for More Dates 

Contact Info
Marshel Perkins, Vice Principal
Early Childhood School – West
26 Speedway Avenue, Newark, NJ 07106
Phone:   973-351-2040|973-351-2118
Fax: 973-351-2346