Early Learning Center ST. JOSEPH CENTER
Early Learning Center (ELC) is now open and accepting enrollments for the current school year.
Submit an interest form to schedule a tour, or submit your application now.
Venice || Santa Monica – Daycare
The Early Learning Center provides provide quality care to children in a physically safe, socially enriched, emotionally nurturing, and intellectually stimulating environment. We believe in a developmental learning philosophy in which learning is encouraged through play. Child initiated and teacher supported play is an essential component of our program.
We support the diversity of the early childhood classroom to help children develop positive attitudes toward others who are different from themselves and enable children with diverse needs to better achieve their full potential. Our dual immersion classrooms provide both native English and Spanish-speaking children with the chance to become bilingual early in life through play, art, music, and performance.
We serve children ranging in ages of 18 months to 5 years-old. We maintain low staff-child ratios of 1:6 for toddlers and 1:12 for preschoolers so that each child can receive individualized and attentive care. Our staff qualifications exceed the state licensing requirements. Teachers are well educated in Early Childhood Education and Child Development and hold Child Development Permits from the State of California.
All staff hold a current child CPR and First Aid certificate. Our center utilizes the developmentally appropriate Creative Curriculum® which encourages children’s self-exploration and discovery through play, interactions with peers, adults and materials in the environment. As a comprehensive, research-based curriculum, it features exploration and discovery as a way of learning. Their resources and best practices help our ELC teachers promote positive child outcomes through engaging, meaningful, and individualized experiences.
Monday to Friday 7:30am – 4:30pm
**Full & part time schedules available
Telephone: (310) 396-6468 EXT. 358
Location: 204 Hampton Drive,
Venice, CA 90291