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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)

ELC Parade Day!

Photos 6 days ago On Friday the students at the ELC paraded in front of the building as a grand finale to Week of the Young Child. Students played musical instruments, waved flags, and marched along to music. It was

WOTYC: Wacky Wednesday

Photos 6 days ago Students at the ELC celebrated Week of the Young child with wacky clothes and wacky hair. Students wore mismatched, backwards, and funky colors on Wednesday. Many showed their spirit with crazy hai

WOTYC: Zumba and Purple Day!

Photos Apr 9 The ELC was bright with purple apparel on Tuesday! Students enjoyed a Zumba dance class led by instructor Florence Holmes. Thank you to Mrs. Holmes for sharing her high energy talent with the

Week of the Young Child: High Five Monday!

Photos Apr 9 The ELC kicked off a week long celebration with High Five Monday! Students were greeted by the Lincoln Land Baseball team with high fives and friendly greetings. Students were encouraged to wear th

Miles of Smiles

Photos Mar 20 We are fortunate to have the Miles of Smiles dental program return to the ELC this year. Miles of Smiles provides a free dental exam to all ELC students that have permission from their family to pa

Rising Star Finalist!

Photos Mar 15 Join the ELC in congratulating Mrs. Janette Smith on being a finalist for the 2019 Horace Mann Rising Star Award. The Rising Star Recipient will be named in May.

Rock and Reading Family Night

Photos Mar 15 On Wednesday, March 13, the ELC opened its doors to our students and their families for a special musical evening. Students had opportunities to make an instrument, dance along with the Lincoln Mag

ELC Shining Star Award!

Photos Mar 7 The ELC is proud to announce the recent recognition of Teams 135/138 as Shining Star Award recipients. At the board meeting on March 5 Susan Loken, Jules Lucasey, Denise Williams, Latasha Dickerson

Learning on the Go

Photos Feb 21 ELC families had the opportunity to browse through learning activities for math and literacy during our recent parent-teacher conference days. They could select an activity to take home to use with

Parent University 2

Photos Feb 14 On the evening of February 6 the ELC hosted the second of three Parent University sessions. Parents in attendance were able to learn about appropriate technology apps to use with their children to

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