About The East Boston Early Education Center

The East Boston Early Education Center is a Boston Public School under the leadership of Principal Rhiannon Varmette.


The East Boston EEC has a very talented and passionate group of educators who work tirelessly on behalf of students and their families. We offer a surround care program – providing a balanced early literacy program for two hours every day, sixty minutes of math, and Writers’ Workshop. Children participate in whole and small group activities. Here’s an article that Prinicpal Frechon wrote about English Language Learners.
If you were to visit the East Boston EEC for a day, here is what you would find:
• Extended day program for all students from 7:30 am to 4:35 pm
• Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals
• Support for at-risk students through Reading Recovery, in-school tutoring, and computerized reading programs
• Classroom libraries with more than 500 books
• Literacy-based program integrating music and science into all subject areas
• Computers in every class, as well as in the library and staff rooms
• Media Center
• Math lending library with more than 200 games and books for families to take home
• Weekly take-home book program, Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) book distributions, and workshops to promote parent support at home
• Music and art rooms
• Playground and outdoor classroom

Special academic programs:

• Five Early Childhood (K0/K1) classrooms
• Inclusion programs for K2 and grade 1 where children with and without disabilities learn together with individual support

Our partners:

• Boston College Lynch School of Education, Embassy Suites Hotel, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Museum of Fine Arts, Tufts University Eliot-Pearson Dept. of Child Development

Before and after school programs in our building:

• Free surround care, 7:30 am to 4:35 pm. After school program continues the academic day with projects and monthly themes, arts and crafts, dramatic play, songs, and cooking.