Welcome to the Up County Early Childhood Center at Emory Grove

News & Announcements

Friday, April 30, 2021

Hello UCECC Families!

Please click on the link to our May UCECC Newsletter.

A couple of important items to make note of:

  1. No School: Thursday, May 13th  and Monday, May 31st (Observation of Memorial Day)
  2. Tuesday, May 4th at 3:15 pm, we will have our monthly Parent Zoom Meeting.  The topic will cover Summer Learning, Summer Activities, and a review of Kindergarten Registration
  3. Meeting Information: LINK
    Meeting ID: 932 1277 6723
    Passcode:ucecc
    Call from your Phone: 301-715-8592
  4. Covid Pool Testing:  We had our first students participate in the Covid Pool Testing at the Center.  It was a great, quick, and easy experience for all of the students and staff that had consented to the test.  We will receive the results by next Monday.  If you are interested in having your student participate in the Covid Pool Testing, please complete a consent form (LINK TO CONSENT FORMS).  We do testing every Thursday (except for 5/13). 

Please take care and have a lovely weekend.

Thank you,

Erika L. McCrea

Coordinator, Up County Early Childhood Center

At Emory Grove

18100 Washington Grove Lane

Gaithersburg, MD 20877

240-740-5960

Friday, March 26, 2021

Hello UCECC Families!

Please click on the link to our April UCECC Newsletter.

A couple of important items to make note of:

  1. Spring Break will start on Monday 3/29 through Monday 4/5.  We will start virtual learning for all students on 4/6 and 4/7On Thursday, 4/8, UCECC will start the first day of in-person learning for families that have selected it. 
  2. Tuesday, April 6th at 3:15 pm, we will have our monthly Parent Zoom Meeting.  The topic will cover Kindergarten Registration for your child next year. Zoom
  3. Meeting Information: LINK
    Meeting ID: 932 1277 6723
    Passcode:ucecc
    Call from your Phone: 301-715-8592
  4. Finally, For students attending school in-person.  You will receive specific bus route information via Class Dojo, phone call from the center (today), and an email next week.  If you do not receive this information and your child will be attending in-person learning, please email me (Erika_l_mccrea@mcpsmd.org)

I want to wish everyone a safe and healthy Spring Break.  Please take care and we look forward to seeing you online on Tuesday 4/6 and in-person on Thursday 4/8.

Thank you,

Erika L. McCrea

Coordinator, Up County Early Childhood Center

At Emory Grove

18100 Washington Grove Lane

Gaithersburg, MD 20877

240-740-5960

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Friday, March 5, 2021

Hello UCECC Families,

On Tuesday, March 2nd at 3:15 pm, we hosted a "Parent Return to In-person Learning" Zoom meeting.  During this meeting, we were able to share the process and safety protocols for in-person learning at UCECC.  We are excited to have students return to in-person learning at the center starting Tuesday, April 6th and we continue to have great learning experiences for our students remaining virtual as well!  

If you were not able to attend the meeting on Tuesday, March 2nd.  Please click on the link below to watch a recording of the meeting (approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes).  Also, the second link is a copy of Tuesday's presentation.

LINK TO PARENT MEETING RECORDING (password: UCECC202!)

LINK TO PRESENTATION

Take care,

Ms. McCrea

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Hello UCECC Families,

Please mark your calendars for the following item during the month of February:

(1) Parent Information Zoom Meeting: Early Childhood Social-Emotional Skills

Please join us to discuss and learn about ways to support your student's social-emotional growth and development.

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://mcpsmd.zoom.us/j/93212776723?pwd=WFVSMGVDZ1IrNzl0M0hJdW9oZzBvdz09

Meeting ID: 932 1277 6723

Passcode: ucecc

 

Happy New Year UCECC Families!

Welcome back, families.  I hope you had time to relax and welcome in the new year.  We will resume virtual classes on Monday, January 4th and we are looking forward to connecting with our students!

A couple of things to make note of:

(1) Tuesday, 1/5/21, Parent Zoom meeting is canceled.  The next parent Zoom meeting will be on Tuesday, February 2nd at 3:15 pm.  We will discuss child behavior and strategies at home. 

(2) We will have another student material distribution for families that have not picked up their student envelopes.  The distribution will be on Friday 1/8/21 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm and on Saturday, 1/9/21 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.  

(3) January Center Newsletter: Please review dates that school is closed and information for the next parent zoom meeting.  (LINK TO NEWSLETTER).

Please take care and email me if you have any questions.

Erika McCrea

Coordinator of the Up County Early Childhood Center

erika_l_mccrea@mcpsmd.org

 

Pre-K Classes Start on Tuesday 9/8 and Wednesday 9/9. 

Your child's teacher will be contacting you this week.  

 

If you have questions or need support:

You can talk to someone live on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.  Please call: 240-740-5960.

Voicemails are checked daily at 240-740-5960.  Please leave a message and someone will return your call within 24 hours.

For immediate assistance, please email erika_l_mccrea@mcpsmd.org.  Please provide, your child's name, teacher's name, and the best way to contact you (phone number or email).  Also, let us know the language you prefer to communicate in.  

Technology Issues: For any issues with your student's MCPS Chromebook or login information, please contact the MCPS community helpdesk at the information below:

communitysupport@mcpsmd.org or 240-740-7020