Welcome to Early Learning Center!

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Welcome to the Early Learning Center
Our focus is to build a strong foundation of learning in kindergarten! Our innovative teaching team implements a dynamic, challenging curriculum and seeks to provide creative learning opportunities and differentiated instruction to allow each student to grow to his or her unique potential. Throughout the year, we strive to build a partnership between home and school and to foster a lifetime love of learning for our students.

It is our mission to provide a strong, nurturing academic foundation and a positive first experience for all students attending ELC. We are blessed to have an incredible team of teachers, parents, volunteers, and community members all uniting to form a powerful partnership for learning and to help us achieve our mission.

Visitors are Welcome!

You are always welcome at the school; however, visitors to school are required by state law to report to the office whenever they enter a school building. Please make sure you stop at the office to sign in and sign out when entering and leaving the building and wear a badge for the safety of the students. Thank you!

What's New?


Parents can call the Early Learning Center to start Preliminary Registration @ 217.540.1460.

It is highly recommended that future students be kindergarten-screened on March 17-18 and April 21-22, 2021 at the First Presbyterian Church, 600 W. Temple, Effingham, IL. To schedule a screening appointment, call 217.540.1460.

Prior to starting school in August, students will need an updated shot record, an up-to-date physical, a lead screening, an eye examination, and a dental examination. the school will also need a copy of your child's birth certificate. 


Preschool Round Up


Free Developmental Screenings

For Three to Five Year Olds

Effingham CUSD #40 is teaming up with the Department of Early Childhood to offer parents the opportunity to discover how their child is developing in the areas of speech, language, concepts, and motor skills.

Vision and hearing screenings are also provided, free of charge!

WHEN:       October 21, 2020                            February 17, 2021

                   November 18, 2020                       March 17 & 18, 2021

                   December 16, 2020                        April 21 & 22, 2021

WHERE:     Effingham CUSD #40 Board Of Education Office

                   2803 S Banker Street   Effingham, IL



For an appointment,

please contact the Board Office at 217-540-1522.

 *If your child is already in the Unit 40 ECSE Preschool, Blended Preschool, or Kindergarten program, he/she will not need to go through this screening.


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