Excel 7 : Raising a Reader

November 30, 2017
Excel #7 has received the Raise A Reader Grant from Smart Start! Through the grant the children will get to take "book bags" home weekly to share with their families. The center will he holding teaching sessions with the parents to share ways to encourage children to learn to love to read! At the end of the year they will be able to visit the New Bern City Library and each child well receive books to keep as their own. We are very excited to be a part of this grant and to share with our Pre-K class and NCPK ... Continue Reading

Hurricane Harvey Relief

September 20, 2017
Hurricane Harvey made a detrimental impact on Texas last month.  Excel Learning Center partnered with local church Encounter 61 and the Town of Emerald Isle to raise support, supplies, and awareness for the current relief efforts.  Fantastic participation parents, staff and residents of the Crystal Coast and Eastern North Carolina!  We are so thankful for those who took the time and donated resources to such a great cause.   [gallery link="none" size="large" columns="2" ids="2273,2274,2275,2276,2277,2278,2279,2280"] Continue Reading

Excel 7: Mad Hatter’s Day

October 11, 2016
October 6th was National Mad Hatters Day!! The staff and children wore our favorite hats to school and had a great time creating hats!! Continue Reading

Excel 12: Water Fun!

June 29, 2016
The Pre-K children had a blast the other day making bubble snakes! Simply take a cup, cut off the end and wrap a piece of fabric (tights, wash cloth, etc.) on that end with a rubber band and watch the bubbles form a long snake like creation! Continue Reading

Excel 12–STEM Camp

June 19, 2016
Excel 12 decided to do STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) for our Summer Camp Weekly Project last week! The first STEM project of the summer was the Straw Globe. The children worked together in groups to Build a Globe Out of Straws. Continue Reading

Excel 12 – Summer Fun Camp

Ms. Vicki and Miss Megan simply had to share a few pictures with us of their adorable 4 and 5 year old students! They are all so excited to fill their last summer before Kindergarten up with as much fun, as possible. Here’s a little secret, they are having so much fun, they totally forget they are learning EACH DAY! Here are a few pictures below… hop over to our Facebook page to view the full album! Bubble Dough Recipe 1 cup of cornflour/cornstarch 1/2 cup of washing up liquid/dish soap 2 tsp olive/cooking oil. Add the ingredients ... Continue Reading

Excel 6: Spirit Week

May 4, 2016
Havelock was all a buzz with the MCAS Air Show in town last week, so they decided to celebrate each day with a fun theme! Monday- Hat Day Tuesday- Class Color Day Wednesday- Wacky Tacky Day Thursday- Superhero Day Friday- Purple for the Military Child Thank you to everyone that participated in Spirit Days with their well-planned outfits and super smiles! Continue Reading

Relay for Life 2016 Recap

Although a few weather-related issues kept some of the crowd away at this year’s Relay for Life event in New Bern, the rainy weather didn’t dampen Excel’s enthusiasm! Staff members from Craven and Carteret county locations, spent the day at Grover C. Fields Middle School, leading children in arts & crafts activities to help “Paint the World Purple”, while walking laps around the track in support of Cancer victims and survivors. Excel families also took some time out to have a little fun participating in dance contests and a Zumbathon, as well as eating yummy food and meeting some ... Continue Reading

Excel 4: Wonderful Weather

March 15, 2016
If we’ve said it once, we’ll say it again (and again and again for that matter) we truly believe Excel’s Pre-K program is one of the best out there! We were so excited to see this email come in from Morehead City’s Ms. Tiffany regarding their learning unit about weather! Take it away, Ms. Tiffany! Continue Reading

Excel 13: Dental Health Week

March 1, 2016
Dr. Smith came to visit Ms. Nikita’s class this past week. It’s very important to brush your teeth. They are useful tools that we use everyday! We even learned this cool rhyme, “ brush at least two minutes a day to help stop tooth decay!” Thank you Dr. Smith! We really enjoyed meeting you! Continue Reading

Excel 7: Windy Day Activity

What do you do during a surprise day out of school? Why build birthday hats for a friend in the classroom with star links… of course! With a little encouragement from Ms. Angela, Calvin, Matthew, and Jaleeah worked hard to build and create a celebratory hat for fun on an unexpected day off of elementary school! Continue Reading

Excel 4: Space Week

February 23, 2016
Last week, Ms. Tiffany’s class had a great example of learning through play and hands on experiences that they wanted to share with everyone!”" “We have been able to use may different types of technology to support the children's learning. We used a view master that uses software to give the children a virtual 3D view of space. We also had a projector that allowed us to view planets. Our smart board and iPad came in handy to view educational space station videos geared for preschool children. Below are some pictures of us using some of these items and a small ... Continue Reading

Excel 4: Gymnastics Field Trip

As a culmination of their study of the Human Body, Ms. Lexi and Ms. Regina’s class enjoyed a fantastic field trip to Crystal Coast Gymnastics! What a great way to see exactly how our bodies work! Continue Reading

Excel 13: We’ve got Spirit!

February 7, 2016
Ms. Debbie’s Morning Preschool had a blast with “Sports Spirit Week” in preparation for Sunday’s Super Bowl!  Looking good kiddos! Continue Reading

Excel 13: Healthy, Hearty Meal

Ms. Nikita’s class became chef’s for a day! Each student brought in a different ingredient to help create super yummy vegetable soup.  They all participated in the cooking process by measuring, mixing and enjoying the fruits of their labor together!   Continue Reading

Excel 4: Arctic Animals

Arctic animal unit was awesome at Morehead City’s Excel 4.  Ms. Tiffany’s class drew a life size polar bear, then measured each other against it. This helped the students visualize how large the bears really were! This topic lead into learning about endangered animals and extinct animals and their habitats. The students enjoyed learning about this chilly topic! Continue Reading

Excel 4: Save our Planet

Ms. Tiffany’s class had a great time learning about how important it is to take care of the Earth. This discussion started after the study of endangered animals. The children were concerned and wanted to know what was happening to the animals. This lead to a discussion about how our planet is polluted and how we were destroying the animal’s habitats. The class watched a video on the Great Pacific Garbage patch and then another feature about the “Sea Bin”, a new invention that helps clean the water.  We were proud of the kids excitement to make our planet a better ... Continue Reading

Relay for Life 2016: Cash Raffle

January 29, 2016
EXCLUSIVE FUNDRAISER FOR CRAVEN AND CARTERET COUNTY RELAY! Tickets can be purchased at Excel 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. Continue Reading

Relay for Life 2016

Excel Learning Center is happy to announce that we will be participating in two area relay events!  There will be a team of representatives in Craven County as well as Onslow County at their respective events.  Craven and Carteret will be partnering together!  Please be sure to watch for our updates so you can see how you can participate and help fight Cancer! The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement symbolizes hope and our shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people we love. If cancer has touched your life, participating in a Relay ... Continue Reading

Excel 4: Integrating Diversity

A picture is worth 1,000 words.  In this case, a picture brings to light that we are all beautiful, no matter our differences!  Instilling theses core values in our kids today, will create a lifetime of acceptance for people of all race, creed, and social status. Continue Reading

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