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2501 South 1st Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Parent University

6 days ago 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 principals! Thank you to all of the families that were in attendance and especially our experts that...
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Trackless Train and Petting Zoo

6 days ago 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 crowd favorites! After a trip through the mini-barn students enjoyed a ride on Mr.
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2019 Horace Mann Rising Star Recipient

May 7, 2019 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.
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ELC Volunteer Luncheon

May 2, 2019 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.
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ELC Parade Day!

Apr 15, 2019 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 a chilly but beautifully sunny day. Thank you to all of the families that were able to attend! 
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WOTYC: Wacky Wednesday

Apr 15, 2019 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 hairstyles and colors. Some friends made a wacky face to share!
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WOTYC: Zumba and Purple Day!

Apr 9, 2019 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 ELC students!
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Week of the Young Child: High Five Monday!

Apr 9, 2019 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 their college gear. 
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