Early Childhood Center-West

Welcome to The Early Childhood Center–West (ECC-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 2019-2020.

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 –August 29th @ 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  2. Cheer for Pre-K Day – September 9th
  3. DAD Take Your Child To School Day-September 17th @ 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
  4. Back To School Night/Open House-September 18th @ 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  5. Parent Meetings-September 26th & October 25th @ 9:00 a.m.
  6. Implementing Second Step
  7. Week of Respect-September 30th-October 4th 
  8. Parent Committee Election-October 4th (contact Parent Advocates)
  9. School Violence Awareness Week-October 14th-October 18th
  10. DAD Network Meeting-October 22nd @9:00 a.m.
  11. Parent Workshop on Social/Emotional Health-October 23rd @4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  12. Family Math Night-November 7th @4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
  13. Parent/Teacher Conferences-November 15, 2019 & February 13, 2020 @1:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m
  14. Picture Day – December 3rd
  15. Winter Wonderland Dance-December 14th 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
  16. Holiday Concert-December 20th @ 2:00 pm
  17. Fundraising
  18. 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.
  19. Attend Family Night at the Museum – June, 2020    This activity is designed to provide information on a wide range of parent-student interactive literacy, math, and science activities to do at home.
  20. If you have some ideas – please let us know!


Cheryl Hayes-Damon, Vice Principal

See Announcement Page for More Dates 

Contact Info
Cheryl Hayes-Damon, Vice Principal
Early Childhood Center – West
26 Speedway Avenue, Newark, NJ 07106
Phone:   973-351-2040|973-351-2118
Fax: 973-351-2346