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2501 South 1st Street
Springfield, IL 62704
217/525-3163
 
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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
*Hy-Vee
*Knights of Columbus
*PNC Bank
*Sonic (West Iles)
*Town & Country Bank (Wabash Avenue Branch)

Horace Mann Award Winners

Photos 3 days ago Horace Mann recognized two outstanding ELC staff members at a recent faculty meeting. Betsy Fuhrmann was given the Chrystal Apple Award and Deb Pierson was given the Mugs and Kisses Award. In Betsy

BIG TRUCK DAY!

Photos 3 days ago Big Truck Day is an annual family celebration at the ELC. Students and their families are invited to view, tour, and test out the horns on trucks from the Springfield community. Community workers e

Parent University

Photos May 13 The last  ELC Parent University was held on Thursday, May 9. Families were able to have their questions about moving on the kindergarten answered by the experts: kindergarten teachers and prin

Trackless Train and Petting Zoo

Photos May 13 The students of the ELC had a very special day on Friday, May 10. Miller's petting zoo from Geneseo, IL brought animals for our students to explore. The extra large rabbit and baby pigs were cr

2019 Horace Mann Rising Star Recipient

Photos May 7 Congratulations to Mrs. Janette Smith! She was recognized and honored as a Rising Star recipient at the 2019 Horace Mann Educator of the Year luncheon.

ELC Volunteer Luncheon

Photos May 2 On Tuesday, April 30 the ELC held the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. Volunteers provide countless hours of support to the children and staff of the ELC each year. They contribute significa

ELC Parade Day!

Photos Apr 15 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 Apr 15 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

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