Kindergarten and Weekday Preschool

Early Learning Center

About the ELC

The Early Learning Center is a day school program for children ages eight-months-old through kindergarten. We offer classes from 9 am-1pm, Monday-Friday. Children are challenged to learn through educational hands-on experiences combined with intentional weekly Bible lessons. We also offer extracurricular classes each week in music, computer and missions/world language. Our staff is dedicated and excited to provide each child with his or her own loving and nurturing atmosphere, where all individuals can grow and thrive within a Christian environment. 

Registration for 2022-2023

Registration for the 2022-2023 school year is now open.  The ELC requires an

Alabama Department of Health Certificate of Immunization from your pediatrician.  A religious exemption does not fulfill this requirement.

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BABIES (8 months-17 months by Sept. 1)

  • Two days a week (Tuesday and Thursday)

TODDLERS (18 months-23 months by Sept. 1) 

  • Three days a week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)

2-year-olds by September 1 

  • Two days a week (Tuesday and Thursday)
  • Three days a week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
  • Five days a week

3-year-olds by September 1 (Must be potty trained)

  • Three days a week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
  • Five days a week

4-year-olds by September 1

  • Three days a week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
  • Four days a week (Monday-Thursday)
  • Five days a week

Kindergarten (5-years-old by September 1)

  • Five days a week

General Information

Our school days run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for children ages eight months through Kindergarten. We believe in fostering a fun, loving, Christ-like environment. Our teachers are trained and resourced for educational, hands-on learning with our students through our daily curriculum and program extracurriculars. We'll provide a snack each day but ask that you bring an individually packaged lunch.

Weekly Extracurricular Activities

We have weekly extracurricular activities for our students in an effort to make their education and time at the ELC and holistic as possible. These include weekly Chapel, music classes, computer lab, and Wiggles.

We chose the ELC as a transitional kindergarten year. The teacher was amazing, the class size very unintimidating, and the day just long enough. This allowed for an easy transition to public school with longer days and bigger class size. Because my son had a heads-up on the academic portion from his transitional year, he has easily adjusted and been able to focus on making friends and other social things that could have been overwhelming had we not had the transitional year. We loved kindergarten at the ELC!