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Early Learning Center

2501 South 1st Street
Springfield, IL 62704

ELC Staff Connect on "Zoom"

4 days ago It was great to virtually meet with staff on today! Everyone is doing well and we are all missing our students and the teaching jobs that we do each day.
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Teddy Bear Health Fair

Mar 12, 2020 The ELC along with community partners St. John's School of Nursing hosted a Teddy Bear Health Fair on Wednesday night. Students were encouraged to bring a special stuffed friend with them to learn about health topics presented by the SJSN students. 
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ELC Hosts Special Guests

Mar 6, 2020 U.S. Director of the Office of Special Education Programs Laurie VanderPloeg made a visit to the Early Learning Center. During her visit she toured the building and learned about the inclusive classrooms.  
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Rotary Readers

Mar 6, 2020 Readers from the Springfield Rotary Club have visited the ELC to read to our students and provide a book for them to take home to enjoy. The program will continue monthly for January through April in 5 ELC classrooms. Thank you to the Rotary Club for their generosity in time and books!
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Attendance Recognition Celebrations

Mar 6, 2020 The ELC PTO has sponsored prizes for the families of students with 92% attendance or better through the second tri-mester of school. Families are able to select a gift card or classroom pizza or cookie party for their student. Thank you to families that support great school attendance! 
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February: A Month for Kindness

Feb 27, 2020 The students of the ELC have been learning about kindness throughout the month of February. Individual classrooms have celebrated their learning through a variety of special events. 
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Wearing Red at the ELC

Feb 3, 2020 The ELC staff is wearing red today in honor of the Barnard family. We wish to extend our sympathy and support for our fellow District 186 teacher, Angela. 
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ELC Indoor Parade

Jan 21, 2020 Students marched through the halls of the school with instruments, banners, and scarves on Friday in celebration of learning the skill: I can do my job the first time asked. 
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