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3224 S. Banker
Effingham, IL 62401

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


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 

December 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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E.L.C. Celebrated the 50th Day of School

The students and staff at the Early Learning Center celebrated the 50th day od School with a 50's Party.  The boys and girls came to school dressed in poodle skirts and rolled-up jeans as part of their attire for the day.  Everyone looked great!

Some of the great highlights of the day were root beer floats and popcorn.

50s 2 

The students enjoyed creating with Play-Doh.

50s 5 

The boys and girls did Hula Hops.

50s 6 

The students chewed bubble gum and blew bubbles.

50s 7 

They played board games.

50s 1 

50s 3 

The boys and girls concluded the day with a Sock-Hop and limbo to 50s music.

 50s 4

Winter is Coming!
The weather is turning colder.  Please remember to dress your child in a warm coat, hat and mittens.  We go outside for recess if the temperature and wind chill factor are above 20 degrees.
Red Ribbon Week!

'Our Future is Too Bright to use Drugs' at the Early Learning Center!

No to Drugs 1 

'Team Up Against Drugs'.

No to Drugs 2 

October High Five Reward Party at ELC

The students at the Early Learning Center with 'High Five Behavior' the month of October were rewarded with Fall Fun Games.

Oct 1 (1) 

The boys and girls played Pumpkin Sweep.

 Oct 2 (1) 

 They had Spoon Relays.

Oct 3 (1) 

The students had Monster Relays.

Oct 4 (1) 

Our great staff assisted the students in Pumpkin Bowling.

Oct 5 

Oct 6 

Keep up the fanastic High Five Behavior ELC! 


A Visit from the Effingham Fire Department

The Effingham Fire Department made a visit to the Early Learning Center.  The Fire Fighters taught the students fire safety.

Fire 1 (1) 

They students were really listening to all the information from the Fire Fighters.

Fire 2 (1) 

Fire 3 (1) 

They discussed the importance of workig fire detectors.

Fire 4 (1) 

Fire 5 (1) 

The boys and girls learned about the safety gear a fire fighters wears in a fire.

Fire 6 (1) 

Fire 7 (1) 

Fire 8 (1) 

The students learned about the various equipment on a fire engine.

Fire 9 (2) 

Thank You for coming to our school! 


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