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3224 S. Banker
Effingham, IL 62401

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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 

September 2013 Newsletter
October 2013 Newsletter
November 2013 Newsletter
December 2013 Newsletter  
January 2014 Newsletter  
February 2014 Newsletter  
April 2014 Newsletter
May 2014 Newsletter

 

Unit #40 PRESCHOOL/KINDERGARTEN SCREENING
for Preschool & Future Kindergarten Children

Unit #40 Preschool/Kindergarten Screenings will be held April 7th, 8th, 9th & 10th, 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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Santa Makes a Special Trip to E.L.C.

Santa 8 (1)

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Santa 2 (2) 

All I wants is...

Santa 5 (2)

HO! HO! HO!

Santa 7 (2) 

Merry Christmas to all!

Santa 6 (2) 

See everyone soon! 

 

The Polar Express at E.L.C.

One of the most beloved children's books of all time, The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg was introduced to the students at the Early Learning Center. The boys and girls took an imaginary journey on the Polar Express to the North Pole.  On their journey, they wore pajamas, drank hot cocoa and ate delicious cookies.  This was a memorable experience for all the students and staff. 

Polar 1 

Polar 3 

Polar 4 

Polar 5 

Polar 2 

As it is written on the last page of the Polar Express....."At one time most of my friends could hear the bell, but as year passed, it fell silent for all of them.  Even Sarah found one Christmas that she could no longer her its sweet sound.  though I've grown old, the bell still rings for me as it does for all who truly believe." 

The December High Five Party

The students at the Early Learning who showed High Five Behavior the month of December were reward with a Frozen party.

 The boys and girls viewed the Frozen movie.

Frozen 1 

As a frozen treat the students had ice cream sundaes.

Frozen 2 

Keep up the great behavior and hard work! 

Ag in the Classroom

Rachel Meinhart from Ag in the Classroom came to the Early Learning Center to discuss Christmas trees.

Ag Tree 1 

It takes seven years to grow a mature Christmas tree.

Ag Tree 2

The boys and girls decorated their own Christmas Tree.

 

Ag Tree 4

Christmas Performance

The students from the Dieterich Jr. High School Band and Chorus performed a Christmas Concert for us.  Everyone had a wonderful time and it put us in the Christmas mood!

DJHS 1

Amazing! 

DJHS 2 

DJHS 3 

WOW!

DJHS 4 

DJHS 5 

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

DJHS 6 

DJHS 7 

Music to our ears.

DJHS 8 

DJHS 9 

We appreciate the great concert! 

 

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