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 2018-2019.

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. Parent Orientation –September 6th @ 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  2. DAD Take Your Child To School Day-September 18th @ 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
  3. Back To School Night/Open House-September 25th @ 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  4. Parent Meetings-September 26th & October 25th @ 9:00 a.m.
  5. Parent Committee Election-October 11th (contact Parent Advocates)
  6. Parent Workshop on Social/Emotional Health-October 23rd @4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  7. Family Math Night-November 7th @4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
  8. Parent/Teacher Conferences-November 15, 2018 & February 13, 2019 @1:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
  9. F.A.S.T Event-November 29th
  10. Picture Day – December 3rd
  11. Winter Wonderland Dance-December 14th 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
  12. Holiday Concert-December 20th @ 2:00 pm
  13. Fundraising
  14. 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.
  15. Attend Family Night at the Museum – June, 2019    This activity is designed to provide information on a wide range of parent-student interactive literacy, math, and science activities to do at home.
  16. 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