The ELC provides on-campus, licensed childcare in an environment that is safe, nurturing and designed to meet the developmental needs of children who are 1 to 5 years old. The staff at the Early Learning Center believes that children learn best in a respectful, supportive and nurturing environment where they are encouraged by caring adults who observe and learn beside them. We believe that children should be given time and appropriate materials to engage in hands-on exploration, problem-solving, and experimenting. Knowing each child is unique, teachers create custom lesson plans and classroom environments to nurture the child's creativity. With our small group sizes and low child-to-teacher ratios, children experience the joy of learning in an environment that fosters self-esteem and individuality. Our teachers are advocates for children who support and encourage them to develop academically and socially. As they listen to and learn with each child, they assess and guide the learning process and empower children to make sense of their world.