The Early Learning Center uses a hands-on approach to learning. We adhere to the philosophy that children learn best by doing. Therefore, our students experience a variety of activities in which they are active participants. We believe it is important to provide an environment that will nurture the development of the whole child. Implicit in this philosophy is the awareness of a child's need to be taught of God's love, as expressed by the Christian faith.  

Our philosophy

our mission

The Early Learning Center (ELC) is a non-profit ministry of the First United Methodist Church of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  It is dedicated to providing quality care and education to young children within a Christian environment.  

Upcoming Events


1: Toddler 1 (9:30), Toddler 2 (10:00), Toddler 3 (10:30)

2: Closed for Good Friday

5: Closed for Staff Development

10-16: Week of the Young Child

20-21: School Pictures


3: Teacher Appreciation Week

21: PreK Promotion Ceremony

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930 North Blvd 
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
225-383-4045 - fax