The Early Learning Center (ELC) has operated for over 50 years and is well respected throughout the Greater New Orleans area. The ELC offers a half day, pre-school, Christian Developmental Program for 1 - 4 year olds. It is offered during the school year, with a 4 week summer camp option, Sunbuddies.

 Upcoming Events

November 18

Thanksgiving Experience (3 & 4 year-olds)

November 19– 27

Thanksgiving Holiday

School resumes on Monday, November 28

November 30

 Christmas Pictures

December 16 – 11:00am

Christmas Music Program (all ages)

December 17 - January 1

Christmas Holiday

School resumes on Monday, Jan. 2

For more information on the ELC, to register, or to schedule a meeting/tour, contact Alice Orillion.

Call: (504) 394-8781

Email: alice@wcnola.org

ELC Office Hours:

Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 12:00pm

General Information

During the school year, classes are held from 9:00am – 12:00pm on weekdays.


Extended day options are available until 2:00pm on Monday through Thursday.


During the summer, the ELC offers a 4-week summer program called “Sunbuddies”.

This program is from 9:00am – 2:00pm

for 12 days. 

Our Philosophy of Teaching

The curriculum is based on sound principles regarding brain development, mastery orientation, emotional well-being and spiritual growth. The ELC adopts the educational philosophy that play, through age-appropriate activities in a child-paced environment, is the best method of learning in early childhood and forms the strongest foundation for later academic achievement.

Various topics are introduced during the year through reading, dramatic play, art, movement, music and other creative methods. Classroom activities are supplemented with a weekly chapel service, a music class and a variety of outside resources.The playground includes equipment specifically designed to foster motor skill development.

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