Children are born with an innate drive to learn, and we set out to provide an environment that promotes this philosophy through play, that values process over product, and that provides adults with whom they develop trusting, caring relationships.
The Early Learning Center engages, nurtures, and supports young children in their pursuit of knowledge and meaning through inquiry, social-emotional development, child-centered curriculum, and creative expression. This is where our students begin their journey toward becoming competent, compassionate, collaborative, and creative global citizens.
The Maumee Valley ELC places children based on their development, and not strictly by age, allowing for classroom groupings that best meet each child's needs. Our teams of expert educators have a deep understanding of child development, and they use this knowledge to focus on the “whole child.” We ensure that each student’s cognitive, social-emotional, and physical needs are being met, while paying careful attention to the many unique communication and learning styles of young children. Our 8:1 student-teacher ratio in the ELC allows teachers to provide the individualized attention our students deserve.