Effingham Community Schools Unit District Number 40 Seal

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Contact Information

3224 S. Banker
Effingham, IL 62401

PH: 217/540-1460
Fax: 217/540-1484

Early Learning Center



Welcome to the Early Learning Center where 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!


Kindergarten Preview for Incoming 2018-2019 Kindergarteners & Parents:
The Early Learning Center will host a Preview and Preliminary Registration for 2018-2019 incoming students on Monday, March 12, 5:30 to 7:00pm at ELC. Parents will complete preliminary registration information. Children and parents will also tour the building, participate in activities together and have an opportunity to visit the book fair. For more information about this important event, call Deb at ELC (217-540-1460).


Unit #40 Preschool/Kindergarten Screening:
Effingham Unit #40 Preschool/Kindergarten Screenings will be held March 19, 20, 21 & 22 8:00am to Noon & 3:00 to 6:00pm and on March 23 8:00am to Noon. Screenings will be held at First Presbyterian Church at 600 West Temple Avenue in Effingham. To schedule an appointment, call Sharon Chesnut at Central School (217-540-1400) in February. Screenings are highly recommended for all Unit 40 children eligible to attend preschool or kindergarten in Fall 2018. To schedule an appointment, call Sharon Chesnut at 217-540-1400 in February.