About Us

The Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) at Hockanum School is home to the district’s early education programming for 3- and 4- year-olds. The ECLC provides state and federally funded programs including Head Start, School Readiness and Smart Start, while also providing early childhood special education to district preschoolers. There are 19 classrooms at the ECLC. Thirteen currently provide full day classes. There are 2 half day special education classrooms, offering both morning and afternoon sessions. Two additional rooms offer the opportunity for special education students to learn alongside same age peers in an integrated classroom setting. The early learning experience in East Hartford supports all students as they develop their academic skills with a focus on social and emotional development through hands on, play based experiences.

School Hours
Full Day classes: 8:00AM - 2:30PM
Half Day classes: AM session 8:00 - 10:45 / PM session 12:00 - 2:45