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Early Learning Center

2501 South 1st Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Parent University: Social Emotional Learning

9 hours ago The ELC recently hosted the first of three Parent University workshops for families. Parents in attendance were able to learn about social emotional development in the preschool years and strategies to support such learning at home.
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PNC Growing Up Great

9 hours ago The ELC recently received a generous donation of 5 iPads from PNC Bank. The Growing Up Great program is dedicated to providing young children and their families with high-quality education and resources. Thank you to our community partner, PNC!
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Mission: Readiness Visit to the ELC

Oct 15, 2019 Representatives from Mission: Readiness, Council for a Strong America held a press conference at the ELC to release their report Unhealthy and Unprepared in Illinois which outlines the need for promoting healthy lifestyles from an early age to strengthen national security.
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Family Fun Friday

Oct 9, 2019 The ELC hosted our first Family Fun Friday of the year on October 4. Students were invited to bring a grow up to school for the day to see a typical day in the life of an ELC student.
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ELC Fall Festival

Sep 20, 2019 The ELC hosted its first family event of the school year on Thursday, September 19, the Fall Festival Superhero Night. Entertainment for the evening included a performance by the Springfield Southeast High School Cheerleaders, a letter scavenger hunt, and lots of playground fun.
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Messy Play Day!

May 30, 2019 The students at the ELC had a fabulous day of outdoor learning on Thursday, May 30. Students enjoyed being outside on each playground and getting messy with various materials in sensory tables. The day also included a student run car wash, dance party on the courtyard, and face painting.
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Congratulations Grace and Zander!

May 30, 2019 Horace Mann representative Tyler Mulhall awarded two ELC students for their outstanding attendance in the 18-19 school year. Grace and Zander were given light up scooters to take home and enjoy! 
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Horace Mann Award Winners

May 20, 2019 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.
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