Preschool Guide: Early Learning Center Preschool

Disclaimer: Early Learning Center Preschool has paid for a featured listing in the Ann Arbor with Kids Preschool Guide. All opinions are mine.

Early Learning Center Preschool offers preschool classes for children beginning at age 2.5. I have known several Early Learning Center families that have loved their preschool years.

Early Learning Center will be having an Open House on Saturday, February 1 from 10a-noon. During the Open House you will be able to meet staff, tour the facility, and learn more about their program. In addition, they are scheduling tours for families who cannot attend the Open House.

Early Learning Center offers two classes: The Caterpillar Class for children age 2.5-4 and The Butterfly Room for children 4 and older. Both rooms have the options of either a morning or afternoon class as well as the ability to enroll for the attendance days that you would like allowing you to customize your preschool experience to work best for your family. There is also a full-day option for the Butterfly (4 year old) class. If you add the early-bird drop-off program, there are plenty of options to meet your schedule needs.

In addition, to the flexible schedule they offer a Lunch Buddies add-on program where kids can stay and eat their lunch at school. I think this program is a great transition for kids who will be eating lunch at school as kindergarteners and had never had lunch at school before.

Early Learning Center is located at 3070 Redwood Dr, just south east of the intersection of Packard and Platt Rd.


They’ve asked me to share the following information:

Voted the best preschool in 2013 by Ann Arbor Family Press, the Early Learning Center was incorporated in 1975, for the purpose of providing a unique preschool program for children in Washtenaw County. The preschool is a non-profit program and is operated by a Board of Trustee consisting of parents of present and former students. We are licensed by the state of Michigan and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

We have two classrooms in our program, The Caterpillar Room (30 months – 48 months) and the Butterfly Room (4’s) and children must be toilet trained in order to attend. Using Creative Curriculum our program reflects the belieft that learning takes place primarily through exploratory activities. Offering both directed and non-directed activies that encourage children to plan and think about what they are doing. The Early Learning Center attemps 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.

The Early Learning Center showcases how children truly succeed both cognitively and socially when you combine highly trained and degreed staff, low child-teacher ratios, family involvement and play with a purpose and place them in a preschool setting.

The Early Learning Center is having their open house on Saturday February 1st from 10 am – 12 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the staff, tour the building and discover what ELC has to offer your family. If you are unable to attend the open house we are currently taking appointments for families to tour our program.

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