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3224 S. Banker
Effingham, IL 62401

PH: 217/540-1460
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Early Learning Center

“We strive to provide a strong, nurturing academic foundation and a positive first experience for ALL students attending the ELC.”      Learn more...

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!

ELC Newsletters 

February 2015


for Preschool & Future Kindergarten Children

Unit #40 Preschool/Kindergarten Screenings will be held March 23, 24, 25, and 26, 8:00am to Noon and 3:00 to 6:00pm.  Screenings will be held at Cornerstone Christian Church on South Banker Street in Effingham.  To schedule an appointment, parents can call Sharon Chesnut at Central School540-1400.

Preschool/kindergarten screenings are highly recommended for all Unit 40 children who are eligible to attend preschool or kindergarten in Fall 2014.  However, screening does not guarantee Early Childhood Special Education placement.

Screening Form



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Fun Creations!

In P.E. the boys and girls were working together to make cup and noodle creations.

PE 1 (2) 

PE 2 (2) 

PE 3 (2) 

PE 4 (2) 

Great team work!

PE 5 (1) 

PE 6 (1) 

PE 7 

PE 8 

Learning together is Great Fun! 

911 Presentation

The Effingham City Police 911 Dispatchers came to the Early Learning to discuss who and when to use 911.  The boys and girls learned so much!

911 Presentation 

Spring Fun!

Spring has sprung at the Early Learning Center!

Egg Hunt 1 

Egg Hunt 2 

Egg Hunt 3 

Enjoy Spring! 

March High Five Reward Party at ELC

The students at the Early Learning Center with "High Five Behavior" for the month of March were rewarded with Spring Fun!

March High Five 1 

The boys and girls enjoyed blowing bubbles outside.

March High Five 2 

The students also had a blast playing basketball.

March High Five 3 

March High Five 4 

Mrs. Nelson and the students learned about baby chicks.  Everyone was able to pet the chicks. 

March High Five 5 

Rachel Meinhart read a book about baby chicks and chickens.

March High Five 7 

It was fun learning about different kinds of rabbits and being able to pet the rabbits.

March High Five 6 

The boys and girls had such a great time playing in the nice Spring weather!

Keep up the fantastic "High Five Behavior" ELC! 

Shrek Comes to ELC

The EHS Drama Club presented Shrek for the students at the Early Learning Center.

Shrek 1 

Shrek 3 

The boys and girls were presented a wonderful performance.

Shrek 4 

Shrek 5 


Shrek 2 

Everyone enjoyed the preview show of Shrek.

Shrek 6 


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