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Early Learning Center

2501 South 1st Street
Springfield, IL 62704
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Our Instructional Focus

"Hand in Hand, We Learn New Words Together."

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ELC Birthday Treats!

Parents may now order treats through our school cafeteria for delivery to the classroom!

Early Learning Center Community Partners

The ELC staff, students,and families say "Thank you" to the following businesses for their continued support:

*Ace Sign Company
*Charles Thomas Publishing
*Knights of Columbus
*PNC Bank
*Sonic (West Iles)
*Town & Country Bank (Wabash Avenue Branch)

WOYC Finale!

Photos 5 days ago It has been a fantastic week of celebration for the students at the Early Learning Center! The week was brought to a close today with an "I am Special" Parade. Students were able to dance

WOYC Day 3: Wacky Wednesday!

Photos 6 days ago It was a Wacky Wednesday at the ELC on the third day of Week of the Young Child. Students (and teachers) wore mismatched shoes, socks, and funky clothes. Crazy hair styles and colors were the fashi

WOYC Day 2: Jim Gill Music Day!

Photos Apr 17 The ELC was delighted to welcome Jim Gill to our school. Jim Gill is an extraordinary entertainer and delighted the students with great music and dancing. The teachers were able to learn about

Red, White, and Blue Day!

Photos Apr 16 The students of the ELC were greeted by Mayor Langfelder, the Springfield Fire Department, the Springfield Police Department, the City Works Department, and other community workers as they ent

Spring Fling!

Photos Apr 16 It was a beautiful evening at the ELC on Thursday, April 12. Students and their families were able to enjoy bouncy houses, a hot dog meal, and fun times with their friends. Thank you to all who att

Thank you, Farmer Larry!

Photos Mar 29 ELC students had the opportunity to visit with Farmer Larry and his rooster. Students were able to observe eggs from the farm over the last month. The eggs developed and hatched in the classro

Miles of Smiles

Photos Mar 28 Miles of Smiles, Ltd. and IDHFS have arranged for dental services for eligible children at the ELC. These services include an exam, cleaning, and fluoride treatment. Licensed dentists, hygienists,

Every Minute Counts!

Photos Mar 27 ELC Families, We need your help! Many of our students are being picked up from the classrooms prior to dismissal. Did you realize that just 10 minutes less time in the classroom results i

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