About ECLC

Our Center:

We are a state licensed center structured with classrooms according to age. Each classroom is run by teachers who create tailored lesson plans based on Kansas Early Learning Standards, classroom schedules and developmentally appropriate environments. Children in our care are offered structured learning activities based on the Kansas Early Learning Standards that allow us to track, scaffold, and nurture continued growth and development in these vital periods of brain growth. This brain growth is maximized by supporting cognitive, social and emotional development through our quality learning experience. In every classroom we continuously work to build a strong foundation for the children's future learning experiences in school, and strive to create well-rounded individuals that are geared for success. Each day children are provided with a nap/rest time, outside play time, and well-balanced meals including breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon snack.

Our Curriculum:

We believe in the development of the whole child. Our curriculum is designed to focus on the creative, emotional, intellectual, physical and social growth of each  individual.  The purpose of our approach is to foster competency in the young child.  While the emphasis is on children, family involvement is encouraged and supported.
We have several goals for children:
  • To be competent and confident in their abilities
  • To be self-directed in a constructive and creative manner
  • To be successful in future educational experiences
  • To develop a love for learning and the ability to know how to learn
  • To develop self-control and a sense of right and wrong
  • To feel good about whom they are
  • To learn cooperation with other children as well as adults
  • To reach their full potential in emotional, intellectual, physical and social development

Each classroom is run by teachers that create tailored lesson plans, schedules, and environments that are developmentally appropriate for their age group. Children in our care are offered structured learning activities based on the Kansas Early Learning Standards that allow us track, scaffold, and nurture continued growth and development in these vital periods of brain growth.

A great deal of research has concluded that play-based learning is genuinely and positively impactful on student learning and development.  

Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Play is important to healthy brain development.

Social and emotional development is just as important to children's learning as their academic development.  At ECLC, our teaching staff focus on social emotional well-being of all children, and continue to attend continuing educational opportunities to stay informed of the latest educational research. We provide a foundation into continued learning into the future.

Ellsworth Childcare & Learning Center

404 Kunkle Dr.

Ellsworth, KS 67439

(785) 472-4088

Website courtesy of Stacie Schmidt

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