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  • Early Learning Center

    The Old Stone Church Early Learning Center is a non-profit, non-sectarian school celebrating over 50 years of service to the East Haven and surrounding communities. It is located in the educational wing of the church and is operated by the Old Stone Church Board of Finance, Buildings and Grounds. The school is licensed by the State of Connecticut Office of Early Childhood Education. The E.L.C. consists of Pre-K programs for three, four and five year olds. There are various extended hour programs available listed below. We believe that the Early Learning Center should be a happy and positive experience which will give the child a good social and educational foundation in their early years. Our goal is to help each child develop in his or her own special way by building self-confidence and helping them to discover their own interests and abilities. Each child is different and we strive to recognize these differences. The Connecticut State Department of Education is our guide.
    (Picture to the right: Families collected canned vegetables for the East Haven Food Pantry this winter.)
    Additional summer programs available – full or part-time.

    Please call for a tour and any further information.

    The Early Learning Center is approved by the Fire Marshall, the East Shore Health Dept., and is licensed by the State of CT, State Dept. of Health.

    The Early Learning Center is sponsored by the Old Stone Church Board of Finance, Buildings and Grounds. It is non-sectarian and not organized for profit. (Come visit and see our student projects displayed in the hallways.)

    REGISTRATION—SEPT TO JUNE The non-refundable registration fee is $50.00. MUST be on file before the child can enter school, and must be updated annually to keep current with the State of Connecticut State Dept. of Health Regulations. We accept Care4Kids.

  • TUITION PAYMENT SCHEDULE

  • The regular school year runs from September to June. Tuition payments can be paid in full at the beginning of the year or and 10 installments giving August 15 with the last payment due May 15. Checks may be made payable to the old Stone Church ELC. There will be a $25 dollar charge for any returned checks. No refunds can be made for absences.

  • PROGRAMS AND TUITION

  • For Three and Four Year Olds ~ 8:45 to 11:45 a.m.
    Three Day Classes—$300 @ month
    Five Day Classes—$350 @ month

    For Five Year Old Pre-K Program
    8:45 to 11:45 a.m.
    Five Day Class—$350 @ month

    Additional Programs Offered

    Early Bird Arrival Program ~ 7:30 to 8:45 a.m.

    Children will be brought to their regular class at 8:45 a.m. This program is an additional $10 dollars a day.

    Extended class time program ~ 8:45 to 1:00 PM

    Three day classes – $430 a month
    Five day classes – $480 a month

    All Day Program ~ 7:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

    Three day classes – $675 a month
    Five day classes – $750 a month

    We can schedule programs to meet parents needs.

  • At the Early Learning Center, children learn to use colors and shapes and their printed name, among other things. But the most important things they learn are to get along with other children, share toys, take their turn, listen to the teachers and follow directions. The five-year-old program is a little more structured and builds on the above.

  • A Typical Morning at School

    8:45 – 9:00 Arrival time, greeting parents and children, hang up coats and hats.
    9:00 – 9:30 Opening Circle Time with stories and individual conversations with teachers and classmates.
    9:30 – 10:15 Free play, block building, Play-Doh, easel painting, puzzles, housekeeping corner, manipulatives, dress-up, outdoor play.
    10:15 – 10:30 Clean up, washing hands,
    snack time, quiet talk.
    10:30 – 11:00 Project for the day finger painting, using scissors, working with glue, crayons, and other mediums.
    11:00 – 11:30 musical games, songs, finger play, rhythm band, exercise fun.
    11:30 – 11:45 closing circle time, story time, sharing experiences and getting ready for dismissal.

    Our schedule is flexible and on a beautiful, sunny day we may forget all our planned activities and go for parents’ needs.

  • SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

  • The Early Learning Center Summer Programs consists of two separate four-week sessions , and run five mornings a week from 8:45 – 11:45 a.m. There is a non-refundable registration fee of $20.00.

    The flexible summer program allows the parent/guardian to choose three or five mornings a week. Our all-day program and extended day programs are also available for the summer sessions for an additional fee.

    For further information about our programs or to schedule a tour please call the school at 203-467-0661.

  • OUR PHILOSOPHY

  • We believe that the Early Learning Center should be a happy and positive experience which will give the child a good social and educational foundation in these early years.

    How are goal is to help each child developed in his own special way by building self-confidence in helping him or her to discover his or her own interests and abilities. Each child is different and we strive to recognize these differences.

    The Connecticut State department of early learning and development standards is our guide.

  • THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

    • Parent Workshops
    • Fire Safety Programs
    • Library Days
    • Math & Art Learning Fun
    • Literacy Projects
    • Dental Health Programs
    • Pre-School Vision Screening
    • Field Trips
    • Early Science Discoveries
    • Exercise Fun