Welcome to E.C.E. Academy!
Our Mission is to educate and empower young boys and girls by providing them with a vigorous curriculum that challenges them to excel in all aspects of their lives. Our program prepares them for the physical, mental, and psychological aspects of child development.
Our Vision is to create an atmosphere where youth understand that they matter through teaching a curriculum that reinforces self love, belonging, and creativity.
I am very pleased to write this letter of recommendation for Ms. Portia. I have worked with so many child cares for three years, and Ms. Portia stands out among them. I have felt joy and security leaving my kids in her arms.
For so many years I have struggled to find trusted care givers. My kids love her so much and they were not happy going back to school. The first day of school was very difficult for them because they missed summer camp so much.
Throughout the summer my kids have learned so much about responsibilities, sharing, nature and so many things that I wasn’t able to teach them. She put in time and effort above what was expected, being a head of time during drop time and on time at pick up time. She makes sure to update us with pictures that they took during that day along with activities
She runs a wonderful program and I recommend that all children experience E.C.E. Academy.
by Beiza Y. 08/24/2017
She was very professional, kind and dependable with taking care my child this summer for camp. I will love for her to continued for 2017. Keep up the great work!!!!!
by Kelly B. 09/03/2016
Portia has been helping transport my daughter to and from camp and has been great to work with. She has been very reliable and my daughter likes her.
by Elenor H. 08/13/2016
I have worked with Portia for a few years. She is a great person to work with. Portia is caring, energetic & positive. She takes the time to learn her position and finds unique ways to make it better. She is an A+ worker.
by Joseph W. 04/04/2017
Ms. Portia is a warm, firm, and fun caregiver. She assisted our family following the birth of our fifth child. Primarily she took care of our three-year-old son, taking him on outings to playgrounds, the library, and other interesting places.
On rainy, indoor days she would turn on music and encourage a "dance party" to use up his energy so he would still willingly take a nap. In addition, she sat in on his weekly speech therapy sessions, and so she was able to reinforce his verbal communication skills.
She also took care of my older children on no-school days, and she was just as capable dealing with a crowd of children as with one.
Ms. Portia's warm, friendly manner melted any skepticism; her firm attitude quickly received respect; and her fun, creative, and encouraging outlook had my children ready for adventure, even when an outing might initially seem tame. All of us looked forward to seeing her!
She is a lovely mix of capable and caring, and I highly recommend Ms. Portia Yohannes as a child care giver.
by Maria S. 09/16/2017
I first want to thank Portia for helping out when my husband and I are traveling from Boston to DC to attend a conference. Portia took care of my son( 5 year old) and another boy from our friend's family (6 year old) out when we attend the conference.
She had booster seat and car seat and she took the kids out to the museum and playgrounds and they both had a good time. She sent photos during the day to keep us updated. She was on time and sent us estimated arrival time to keep us updated. Very good communication. Highly recommend her!
by Mengmeng D.
Why Choose E.C.E. Academy?
E.C.E. ACADEMY Is...
A child care program that provides a warm, safe, and inviting atmosphere for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Our highly trained staff teaches a different curriculum tailored towards each age group.
Our program provides individualized care for each child's developmental ability. We encourage hands on exploration to assist children with understanding their world through all five senses. We provide deliberate opportunities promote positive interactions which builds our youth's social skills and understanding of self.
Our preschoolers curriculum geared towards supporting youth that are enthusiastic about exploring the creative arts industry. Scholars will learn etiquette, acting lessons, emotional stability, life skills, clothing design, choreography, physical activities, and much more. Scholars not only learn through classroom instruction but they will have guest speakers come on site.
WHO CAN JOIN E.C.E. ACADEMY?
We are currently accepting boys and girls ages 3 months to 10 years old. Child care will be provided year round beginning on October 2, 2017 from 6:30 am - 7:00 pm. The cost for programming will be $250 per week. VOUCHERS NOW ACCEPTED!
Discounts are available for siblings and referrals. No additional payments will be required. Payments are due two weeks in advance and can be made online via credit card, or in person. Spots fill fast register today.
WHAT DOES E.C.E. ACADEMY OFFER
We offer parents comfort in knowing that their child is in a safe, loving, and secure atmosphere that is staffed by professionals that have the children's education, social development, and self awareness at the top of their priorities.
We also offer weekly field trips and outings to expose the children to different learning environments. We go to museums, water parks, petting zoos, farms, wetlands, and more.