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)

Bus Driver/Monitor Recognition Breakfast

Photos May 22 The annual Bus Driver/Monitor Recognition breakfast was held at the ELC on Wednesday May 17. While we honor and appreciate all of the ELC bussing staff, the staff of buses 177 and 203 were recogniz

Big Truck Day!

Photos May 22 ELC students and their families participated in Big Truck Day on Friday, May 19. This annual event allows students to explore equipment from various organizations in the Springfield community. Stud

Fun Day in May 2

Photos May 15 The students at the ELC enjoyed a fabulous day of play on Friday, May 12. Students had the opportunity to explore, experiment, and exercise while visiting each of the three ELC playgrounds. 

Trackless Train and Petting Zoo

Photos May 5 Today was the first of three fun days in May celebrations at the ELC! Our friends from the Miller Petting Zoo and train of Geneseo, IL provided the children with a chance to interact with animals a

Changing a Life....one pair of shoes at a time!

Photos May 5 100 children at the ELC were recipients of a pair of brand new shoes and socks! Tonya Voepel from Share the Spirit Foundation and Hope Cherry from Shoes that fit (SIU School of Medicine)

ELC CEC Nominations

Photos May 4 Two very special members of the ELC community were honored at the Council for Exceptional Children's Annual award ceremony and dinner on May 2, 2017. Rachael Schafer was recognized in the Excep

WOYC Grand Finale!

Photos May 4 It has been a week full of celebration at the ELC, topped off with a school-wide celebration parade! The rain may have stopped us from sharing our excitement with the neighborhood, smiles and enthu

WOYC Day 3

Photos May 4 Day 3 of Week of the Young Child was crazy hat day! The students and staff at the ELC showed off their spirit with fancy headgear! Thank you to our friendly neighbors, Ace Sign Company for promotin


News Apr 27 Due to concerns for the weather, the ELC Spring Fling event has been cancelled for this evening. The event will not be rescheduled. 

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