ECPC Philosophy

The ECPC philosophy is based on two core beliefs: that early attachment for infants and toddlers is essential for healthy development, and that the patterns laid out in the first few years of life help determine what happens later on.

Research demonstrates that the physiological and psychological patterns of one’s life are firmly established during the first five years of life. Our 40 plus years of clinical experience demonstrate the value of facilitating healthy growth and development through parent/child groups. We know the importance of the early years, the significance of the parent-child attachment, and how its shapes the future of children.

At ECPC, Parents learn “how to be the best parent you can be” in a warm and nurturing environment. We promote emotional skills such as identifying, expressing and managing feelings, self-awareness, impulse control, delayed gratification and handling stress and anxiety. This foundation helps build habits of mind, habits of character and tools for self-expression. Because our programs are founded on solid developmental principles based on our clinical practice and research, we help parents and their children increase their capacity and skills to feel more self-assured, happier, more courageous, more compassionate and eager to learn.