"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."
-- Benjamin Franklin
East Concord Cooperative Preschool (ECCP) is a small non-profit preschool that has been serving families in the Concord area for 55 years. The goal of ECCP has always been to help preschoolers ages 3-5 make a successful transition from home to school while developing social skills and a love for learning.
At ECCP, we believe parent involvement is KEY to a child's success in school. We are committed to serving families that understand the importance of being involved in their child's development. We have parents who volunteer their time & work vigorously throughout the year to help keep the school organized & structured to ensure a perfect learning environment.
As part of our preschool, we strive to create a partnership within the community by teaching about community helpers and going on fieldtrips in the local area. Ways that we have learned about our community and have given back to the community include:
"¢ Partnering with the Concord Recreation Senior Program to build multi-generational bonds through song, crafts, and visits
"¢ Visiting senior citizens at a local nursing home for Halloween and Valentine's Day
"¢ Visiting the soup kitchen and donating food to the food pantry
"¢ Collecting toys for Friends of Forgotten Children at Christmas
"¢ Visiting with the Fire and Police Department
"¢ Going to CAVES Animal Hospital
"¢ Going to grocery stores
"¢ Going to restaurants and learning to prepare food
We have also held a 5K in the spring at Merrill Park for the past three years which has attracted hundreds of runners and their families.
We count on fundraising throughout the year in order to make tuition affordable for our families.
This year, our goal is to raise $8,000 to ensure ECCP can continue to be an asset to the local community.
These funds will help purchase classroom supplies & assist with day-to-day operating expenses of the pre-school (rent, etc.). Studies have shown that children who participate in preschool have a higher rate of success later in life. We hope to give our local children this advantage.
To continue making positive changes in these children's lives, we need your help! Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to ECCP. We challenge local businesses to step up and assist a program that is a true asset to the Concord area. We hope you will join us in reaching our fundraising goal. Thanks for your support.
East Concord Cooperative Preschool (ECCP) is non-profit, 501(c)(3) NH licensed preschool. Tax ID # 02-0348527. For more information about our school and the cooperative model, please visit our website ( http://www.eastconcordcoop.org