Ecopia Day School Schedule
Hours of operation 7:15am-6:00pm M-F
Part time 8:45am-1:00pm
Full day 8:45am-2:45pm
Extended day 6:30am-6:00pm
A 3 day program is also available.
We follow the Hillsborough County public schools calendar for holidays and teacher planning days. Summer sessions also are offered at Ecopia Day School
Ecopia Day School VPK Schedule
Morning Class A
VPK Only Students
Monday through Thursday 8:45am-12:45pm
Children who attend Ecopia Day School are infants to age 5 PreK. They are grouped by age and/or development.
Infants: 12 weeks-12 months
Toddlers: 12 months to 2 years
Early Preschool: 2 to 3
Preschool: 3 to 4
Pre Kindergarten: 4 to 5
Our school is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach for teaching young children.
The natural development of children, as well as children interacting and building a relationship with the environment, is the foundation of the Reggio Emilia approach.
Children are given opportunities to develop their potential and are viewed as being active constructors of knowledge. The instruction at our school is in the form of projects where children can explore, observe, hypothesize, question, and discuss to build and refine their understanding. Children are viewed as social beings – opportunities to develop are made in relation to other children, the family, the teachers, and the community.
Our program combines The Creative Curriculum System by Teaching Strategies as well as research-based lessons created by our teachers. These lessons provide a child-based learning system that allows for innovative thought Creative Curriculum is a developmentally appropriate approach that supports active learning and promotes children’s progress in all developmental areas. There are five components that support teaching children effectively; the learning environment, how children develop and learn, what children learn,caring and teaching and partnering with families. Our teachers incorporate this content in their lesson plans in the following areas: literacy, math, science, social studies, the arts and technology.