Academics at the Early Learning Center

In partnership with families, the Early Learning Center promotes student development in learning the social and academic skills needed to prepare for kindergarten entry. Instruction is developmentally appropriate in an environment that values cultural diversity and nurtures a love of learning.

The Early Learning Center utilizes a 4K curriculum scope and sequence program that is broken down month by month for teachers to guide their teaching. In the special education classrooms, the teachers utilize student's individual education plans to guide their teaching.

4 Year Old Kindergarten (4K)

In the four-year-old Kindergarten program, each child is viewed as a unique person with an individual pattern of growth and development.

Dual Language 4K

In the four-year-old kindergarten dual language program, the regular 4K curriculum is taught in both English and Spanish. 

4K English Learners

The goal of this EL program is to become proficient in the English language, and the development of skills and concepts that will promote success in a global society.

Early Childhood Special Education

The early childhood special needs program provides services to children with disabilities, ages 3-5 years old.


The Early Learning Center offers students opportunities for early academic interventions based on best practices.

Phonology Special Education Group

The students in the phonology group have been identified with a severe phonological (speech sound) disorder and have a current Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

School Effectiveness Team (SET)

The School Effectiveness Team is a representative group of staff, parents, and community members.


Several special education specialists including occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech and language therapists work within many classrooms at the ELC to meet the individual education plan (IEP) goals of students receiving special education.

Wisconsin Pyramid Model

The Early Learning Center has adopted the Wisconsin Pyramid Model, which is a framework that offers different levels of support and strategies to parents and professionals to promote social and emotional development for all children and reduce challenging behavior.

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