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Early Learning Center

2501 South 1st Street
Springfield, IL 62704
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The 5Essentials Parent, Teacher and Student Surveys are now open.  All surveys are open until February 14, 2020. 

Our Instructional Focus

"Hand in Hand, We Learn New Words Together."

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)

BBSS Snowball Fight!

Photos 2 days ago Students at the ELC have been working on the social goal "I can do my job the first time asked" since their return from winter break. Students were given a cotton ball by the teacher each

PTO/F.A.C.E. Sponsor Parent Attendance Perks

Photos Dec 27 The ELC PTO/F.A.C.E Team recognizes families of students who maintain 92% or higher attendance each marking period. Families who had students with at least 92% attendance were placed in a draw

Thank You Horace Mann!

Photos Dec 18 Mrs. Gwaltney’s class now has a puppet theater thanks to the generosity of Horace Mann⁩ employees who funded her ⁦Donor's Choose project as part of their holiday giving! They visited

Family Fun Friday-2

Photos Dec 9 The ELC welcomed families and special adults to school on Friday, December 6 to join us in a special celebration! ELC students have been learning about kindness in their classrooms for the last two

Black and Red Day

Photos Nov 25 The ELC staff wore black and red in support of fellow educators and students in Vandalia in light of their recent loss. We wish you well!

PNC Planetarium at the ELC

Photos Nov 25 Thank you to our community partner, PNC Bank, for providing the planetarium experience to out ELC students. The annual event features a tour of the planets and stars with the characters of Sesame S

Parent University: Social Emotional Learning

Photos Nov 18 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 strategie

PNC Growing Up Great

Photos Nov 18 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 reso

Mission: Readiness Visit to the ELC

Photos Oct 15 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 pro

Family Fun Friday

Photos Oct 9 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. Grown ups wer

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