Early Learning Center

At SCS, we know that a child's first school experiences set the stage for his or her entire academic career. Our Early Learning Center program is designed to give students a joyful welcome to the world of formalized learning! Each classroom is staffed by a degreed and certified early childhood educator and instructional assistants, who understand the nature of young learners and are able to provide much more than simply a daycare experience. We believe that students should be exposed to a strong academic foundation, while maintaining a developmentally appropriate emphasis on learning through play.
Our Early Learning Center functions as an extension of the SCS main campus, following the same annual school calendar.  The ELC school day runs from 8:00am - 3:30pm each day, with limited after-school options for PreK-2 and older.
Hi, I’m glad you’re here!  The SCS Early Learning Center is a safe and fun place to learn and play!  I love the constant activity and smiles throughout each day.  Our excellent teachers and staff keep our students engaged in age-appropriate activities and tailor those activities to match individual developmental needs that include everyone in the process of growing and learning.

Our ELC is fully licensed through the Maryland State Department of Education Office of Child Care and offers classes for 6 months of age to PreK-4.  Chapel is one of the highlights of the week where Infants through PreK-4 children gather to sing and worship Jesus, pray, hear an age-appropriate message, recite Bible verses, and receive awards for super work and being caught looking “Just like Jesus.”  PreK-3 and PreK-4 students also have the opportunity to weekly enjoy P.E., Library, Music, and Art. 

Your child will experience the love of Jesus in a fun, safe, and caring environment.  We’d love for your child to learn and grow with us!

Mrs. Jancy Glisson, Assistant Principal for Early Learning
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  • Academically Excellent

    • Degreed, certified early childhood educators in every classroom
    • Both whole group and personalized small group instruction
    • Educational scope and sequence that builds toward kindergarten readiness
    • Meaningful and age-appropriate technology integration in each classroom
    • Introduction to S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) education to build critical thinking skills
    • Experientially Diverse

      • An experience beyond daycare, with connections to the comprehensive programming offered at SCS
      • Developmentally appropriate emphasis on both indoor and outdoor play
      • Encore subjects beginning in PreKindergarten - Art, Music, P.E., Library
      • Participation in school programming - field trips, holiday programs, and more
    • Distinctively Christian

      • Joyful, nurturing, and Christ-centered atmosphere
      • Daily Bible lessons
      • Biblical integration in all subjects and classrooms
      • Weekly Chapel for all age levels

    Age Eligibility

    Age is a factor used to determine admission for students entering our Early Learning Center programs in order to maintain compliance with the State of Maryland Office of Child Care and Maryland State Department of Education for kindergarten readiness. Our experience has shown that children in these age groups are generally more successful academically and socially when these guidelines are followed. Additionally, students enrolling in a PreKindergarten class are expected to be toilet trained.

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    • Infants:

      6 - 17 months*

      * Please note that a valid birth certificate is required for application. Applications are not accepted for children who have not yet been born. In the meantime, we welcome you to call the Admissions Office to schedule a tour.
    • Toddlers:

      18 - 23 months
    • PreK-2:

      Age 2 by September 1 of current school year
    • PreK-3:

      Age 3 by September 1 of current school year
    • PreK-4:

      Age 4 by September 1 of current school year

    Early Learning Center at a Glance

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    • Infants, Toddlers, & PreK-2

      • 5 full-day enrollment
      • Student-to-adult ratio:
        3:1 - Infants & Toddlers
        6:1 - PreK-2
    • PreKindergarten 3 & 4

      • 5 full-day or 3 full-day (Monday - Wednesday) enrollment options
      • Maximum student-to-adult ratio of 10:1
      After-school option for PreK-2 and older -- limited availability

    About SCS

    Our vision is to engage, excite, and equip students to become resilient learners, passionate world changers, and steadfast followers of Jesus Christ!
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