The Early Learning Center (ELC): A Unique and Caring Child Care Experience
At First Presbyterian Learning Centers, our Early Learning Center offers a unique and caring child care experience, providing a rich and stimulating environment for little ones (infants and toddlers 12-36 months) and their families.
The Early Learning Center, also known as ELC, is a county licensed, APPLE accredited daycare program that has been providing quality child care and early childhood education in Hollywood FL for more than 10 years. We do this by offering three different programs: full time daycare, part-time child care, and year-round early childhood education. The curriculum areas are similar in each program; our three different child care programs vary mainly in the amount of time each child spends at daycare.
We fill each academic year with educational activities, as well as festivals, presentations, and holiday celebrations. Our curriculum is designed to help your child grow in multiple areas of development, including academic, social, and motor skills.
If you’d like to learn more about the Early Learning Center, please contact us with any questions you might have. We’d also love to give you a personal tour of our school so that you can see our child care team and children in action.
A Daycare with a Family-like Atmosphere
At Early Learning Center, we provide more than daycare: we provide a strong foundation for children to grow, develop a love of learning, and become confident individuals. We focus on providing a caring and safe environment that builds meaningful long-term relationships among the children, their families and the teachers.
We believe each child is unique and special in their own way. For that reason, we have been able to create a family-like atmosphere where each child can grow emotionally, academically, and physically. Our daycare center strongly values the power of family, love, patience, education, and kindness, which makes us stand out from other child care services. The early childhood education we provide in all of our Learning Centers programs in Hollywood Florida goes beyond just daycare or supervision of children; we make sure to make everyone feel welcome, unique and most importantly loved. We believe in nurturing the whole child and supporting families.
A Highly Qualified Daycare Team & an Innovative Early Learning Curriculum
Our staff is composed of experienced teachers, many who hold degrees in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, as well as CDA certifications (Child Development Associate). We also encourage staff members to further their education by supporting them with courses and ongoing training. Our Director, Ms. Jacqueline Carbonell, has a Masters Degree in Special Needs Education and more than 20 years of experience with children of all ages.
First Presbyterian Early Learning Center is part of a revolution in early childhood education with a new approach to teaching and learning. Our Creative Curriculum is a research-based teaching strategy aimed at helping teachers facilitate open-ended age appropriate activities. Continuous learning occurs in Building Blocks, Dramatic Play, Art, Science, Math, Writing, and Snack Centers. Through intentional room arrangements and placement of teaching tools, the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth of students is enhanced. Parents may obtain a booklet about Creative Curriculum at ELC’s front desk, or visit our Creative Curriculum web page.