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  • The Virginia Purple Star Designation is awarded to military-friendly schools that have demonstrated a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military. Schools that earn the award will receive a special Purple Star recognition to display onsite.

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  • Please download the flyer for more details. Storm the Bay 5K on October 12

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  • At Willoughby, we teach the heart and the mind.

    OUR MISSION STATEMENT

    Willoughby Early Childhood Center is committed to providing a challenging learning environment that fosters every child's social, emotional and intellectual growth and promotes lifelong learning.

    INSTRUCTIONAL FOCUS

    WECC primary focus is developing the whole child emotionally and socially by teaching and modeling research based strategies and reinforcing positive interactions between the adult/child and peer/peer in every classroom, every day, for every student – no exception.

    STUDENT FRIENDLY INSTRUCTIONAL FOCUS

    At Willoughby, we teach the heart and the mind.

    SMARTe Goal 

    By the end of the 2019-2020 school year, 100% of WECC students will show growth with expressing wants, needs and recognizing and expressing emotions. Student growth will be measured quarterly by Milestone of Child Development Assessment (Prek 3), Teaching Strategies: Gold Assessment (Prek 4) and AEPsi (Special Education). Growth will be differentiated based on the individual student’s progression throughout the 2019-2020 school year.

Contact Information

  • Laundrell D. Gates, Principal
    Phone: (757) 531-3126
    Fax:
    (757) 531-3125
    Email: ldgates@nps.k12.va.us

    Mrs. Debra Brown
    Office Manager

    Phone: (757) 531-3126
    Fax: (757) 531-3125

    Office Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    Student Hours: 9:30am - 3:55pm
    Monday-Friday

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