We believe that children learn best through play; that is why our program is developed around theme-based curriculum, lesson plans and activities that teach fundamental concepts. For example, each week will follow a letter of the alphabet and will be used as a springboard for science, art, movement, math and language activities. This encourages children to express themselves in areas of social, intellectual, emotional and physical growth. The Early Education Center focuses on hands-on learning activities, inside and outside the classroom, that provide each child with the opportunity to learn at his/ her level through their own tactile experience.
During 2017, EEC will be closed on the following dates:
July 4, 2017 – Independence Day
August 14, 2017 – Teacher in-service day
September 4, 2017 – Labor Day
November 10 – Veteran’s Day
November 22, 2017 – EEC CLOSES at 4:30pm
November 23 & 24, 2017 – Thanksgiving Holiday
December 22, 2017 – EEC CLOSES at 4:30pm
December 25 & 26, 2017 – Christmas Holiday
Students are greeted at Highlands Elementary School by HRD staff. Students eat lunch at the School lunch court under the supervision of HRD staff and are then escorted on foot to the Rec Center. On very rainy days, transportation is provided. All Highlands Elementary School minimum days and teacher professional development days are included. Last day of ASP care for the 2017-2018 school year will be June 20, 2018. See Seasonal Camps below for care options during school holiday breaks.
The Rec can also assist with registrations for a variety of offsite camps offered during winter, spring and summer breaks. In these camps, kids in grades K-8 can enjoy a week or more focusing on one activity, such as horseback riding, rock climbing, cooking, science, and more. These camps are not associated with or run by Highlands Rec. Please call the Rec at (650) 341-4251 or Register Online for our current classes being offered.