The preschool program at the Early Learning Center is one that reflects the belief that learning takes place primarily through exploratory play activities. The activities vary considerably in the amount of adult guidance which accompanies them, and it is our belief that a good preschool program offers both directed and non-directed activities which encourage children to plan and think about what they are doing. Group activities include story time, show-and-tell, music and movement, games, cooking projects, and a variety of special teacher-planned activities, which frequently involve the entire class at once. Individual and small group play activities are numerous, and what is offered varies from week to week. These activities are selected by the children and include opportunities for block building, housekeeping play, climbing and large muscle play (both indoors and outdoors), dramatic play (including puppets and dress-up), easel painting, crafts, numerous art activities, sand and water play, puzzles, and a variety of conceptual activities which involve preschool math and science, as well as language arts. The Early Learning Center attempts to provide a balanced program with a variety of developmentally appropriate activities to stimulate the children’s interest and to promote social-emotional, intellectual, physical and creative growth. Families will also benefit from our early education program.
ELC teachers use the Creative Curriculum in both classrooms. The Creative Curriculum aligns with the Michigan Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Kindergarten. Learn more
about the Creative Curriculum by reading the document below.
ELC is the place for me! How do I enroll?
We would love to meet your family. Schedule a classroom visit with Mrs. Smith.
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