Early Learning Center


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Early Learning Center

About Early Learning Center

3070 Redwood Ave, Ann Arbor

The Early Learning Center has been providing a unique preschool program for children in the Ann Arbor Area since 1975. They offer a traditional half-day preschool program for children 2 1/2 to 5 years of age. The Caterpillar class is for children 2 1/2 to 3 years of age. The Butterfly class is for children ages 4 to 5.

ELC is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), a distinction that highlights the school’s commitment to providing high-quality early childhood education.

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Early Learning Center’s Philosophy 

The Early Learning Center’s mission is to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment for preschool-aged children of all cultural backgrounds and abilities. They believe that learning takes place primarily through exploratory play. They offer a variety of both directed and non-directed activities. Early Learning Center encourages children to develop a strong sense of curiosity, self-esteem, and independence. Because the staff also believes that children are happiest and most productive when given order and limits, but with the freedom for individual expression, the daily schedule alternates structured group activities with periods when the children are encouraged to select their own activities and playmates. 

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Early Learning Center believes that a good preschool program offers both teacher and child-directed activities. Teacher-directed activities allow teachers to interact, direct and engage with the students. Child-directed activities encourage each child to plan and think about what they are doing.

Early Learning Center Class Schedule

Early Learning Center offers classes either on Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday from 8:45-11:45a. ELC offers both early bird (starting at 8:15 am) and lunch extensions daily (11:45-12:30 pm). There is an option to extend the day until 3:15p on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through a variety of interesting and interactive enrichment extensions: Around The World, Pizza Play Shop, and Story Theatre.

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