The Early Enrichment Center
The Early Enrichment Center at Idlewild is located in the
heart of midtown Memphis and offers early enrichment for
children 6 weeks through age 4, an after-school program, a
summer camp program, and myriad opportunities for parent
First and foremost, we love children. We believe in the life-
shaping impact of earliest brain development and want to
provide a model for our city that involves children growing in
diversity from infancy. Believing that vital to early childhood
development is “talk, touch, read, play,” EEC will offer
children a loving, creative, safe, and stimulating care
Recent studies prove that by age three babies brains are 80%
developed, so those first years are vital to rearing healthy,
resilient, and creative children. The EEC will be based in
cutting-edge research on brain development to engender
social-emotional growth, self-regulation, and creativity.
EEC is a center where young children of all backgrounds will
develop healthy relationships. Babies come into the world
with no judgment, bias, or fear of the world. The EEC is
committed to encouraging a community, based on childhood
wonder, innocence, and grace. We are excited to welcome
children of every race, family configuration, socio-economic
background, and religion. We know that beginning with
a diverse community in the earliest stages will strengthen, not
just children but also families and the larger community in which we live.
$275/week for 6 weeks through 2 years
$250/week for 3 year olds from 7:00am to 3:00pm
$275/ week for 3 year olds from 7:00am to 6:00pm
1. Submit the $50 payment through our website.
2. You will receive an application to fill out and return via email to email@example.com.
3. You will be notified by email of acceptance or placement on the wait list.
3. If you receive an acceptance email, you will have 48 hours to notify EEC if you would like to move forward with enrollment. If you choose to accept and enroll your child, you will have one week to pay your deposit (one week's tuition) via the website/app Brightwheel, our childcare management software program. This will officially reserve your child's place and will be applied to your final week's tuition and fees. If your deposit is not received within two weeks, the spot will be reassigned to another child.
Families may opt to “hold” an opening for their child if an opening becomes available prior to their need for care. In order to do so, families are required to pay tuition and fees for each week for a maximum of two weeks. If families opt not to pay to hold the opening, the child will be put back on the end of the wait list.
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
We are dedicated to serving your child and your family in a warm, nurturing environment. Our community is a place for your child to grow and learn surrounded by love.
Our curriculum focuses on the following pillars:
Resilience - a social-emotional development
Active learning is at the center of the High Scope Curriculum. It is built on the foundation that young children gain knowledge through their natural play and interactions with the environment, events, and other people.
In a High Scope program, teachers focus on developing supportive, trusting relationships with the children in their care. We create rich environments that encourage very young children to explore and discover the world around them, helping them to engage in experiences designed to support their optimal development in all areas: social-emotional, cognitive and physical.
Grounded in current child development theory and research, the High Scope Curriculum is evidence-based. Its framework for understanding and supporting young children’s learning is based on key developmental indicators that align with TN Early Learning Developmental Standards (TN-ELDs).
The Early Enrichment Center looks forward to the opportunity to serve your child and your family. If you are ready to enroll or want to learn more about enrollment, please follow this link. For additional questions, feel free to contact us with the form below.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.