“Weaving Japanese cultural celebrations and experiences into our teaching curriculum provides many rich and unforgettable experiences throughout our year. I love performing Kamishibai (illustrated storytelling) for the children.”
At the ELC, we shape a community of inquisitive learners and independent thinkers through intentionality, love, and respect.
The early years are a magical time of growth and at the ELC we recognize just how special this phase of life is for each child and family. Learning is everywhere in our nursery, pre-K and kindergarten community. We embrace the concepts of holistic development and child-focused, early learning philosophies. Our teaching is anchored in current research and guided by developmental objectives and discrete academic standards. Each day we focus on nurturing and encouraging each child as together, we embark on this lifelong journey of learning, discovery and growth.
At the ELC, we shape a community of inquisitive learners and independent thinkers through intentionality, love, and respect. Our approach is inspired by our image of the child as a curious, capable, and confident learner seeking to make meaning of and contribute to their world. Children enjoy a strong sense of agency and self direction and we support their journey through intentional planning and design of our environments and learning opportunities.
Meaningful opportunities for children to develop are designed in ways that are flexible and inspiring.
We believe that learning comes to life through purposeful play and emergent curriculum. Learning is active and joyful, authentic and meaningful, creative, messy, social, collaborative and fun. We appreciate that play is the essential work of our children and we embrace it as a powerful learning strategy. Play offers unbounded opportunities for development and has long been recognized as central to how children learn. Joyful, meaningful, iterative, actively engaging and socially interactive, play offers the ideal mindset for growth and learning. Our professional team celebrates its potential and authenticity; our children consider it natural and fun.
Meaningful opportunities for children to develop are designed in ways that are flexible and inspiring. We nurture the potential that lies in every moment and in every experience. Learning at the ELC is personal, authentic and meaningful—and most importantly full of joy.
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