SWL Early Learning Center

ELC Peer Model Applications

We are still taking applications for the 2018-2019 school year! 

Click on the registration button to the left.


Our ELC Curriculum Night is next week on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.  Please click on the link below to sign up for this parent focused, kid free event.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0449ACAB2AAAFF2-curriculum

Picture day is coming up on Friday, September 28.  Information will be coming home with your student today.

Just a friendly reminder to please sign up for ELC Screening Day scheduled on Monday, September 24, 2018.  Please click on the link below to sign up. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0449acab2aaaff2-elcscreening

Please call the ELC office at 740-927-5437 or email me at acarter@laca.org with any questions.

Adrienne Carter, Principal

“From tiny seeds, grow mighty trees.”



The Red Zone is used to describe extremely heightened states of alertness and intense emotions.  A person may be elated or experiencing anger, rage, explosive behavior, devastation, or terror when in the Red Zone. 

The Yellow Zone is also used to describe a heightened state of alertness and elevated emotions, however one has more control when they are in the Yellow Zone.  A person may be experiencing stress, frustration, anxiety, excitement, silliness, the wiggles, or nervousness when in the Yellow Zone.  

The Green Zone is used to describe a calm state of alertness. A person may be described as happy, focused, content, or ready to learn when in the Green Zone.  This is the zone where optimal learning occurs.  

The Blue Zone is used to describe low states of alertness and down feelings such as when one feels sad, tired, sick, or bored.  

The Zones can be compared to traffic signs.  When given a green light or in the Green Zone, one is “good to go”.  A yellow sign means be aware or take caution, which applies to the Yellow Zone.  A red light or stop sign means stop, and when one is the Red Zone this often is the case.  The Blue Zone can be compared to the rest area signs where one goes to rest or re-energize.  All of the zones are natural to experience, but the framework focuses on teaching students how to recognize and manage their Zone based on the environment and its demands and the people around them.  For example, when playing on the playground or in an active/competitive game, students are often experiencing a heightened internal state such as silliness or excitement and are in the Yellow Zone, but it may not need to be managed.  However, if the environment is changed to the library where there are different expectations  than the playground, students may still be in the Yellow Zone but have to manage it differently so their behavior meets the expectations of the library setting.


ELC Supply List

2018-2019 ELC Supply List

1 – EXPO low odor dry erase markers (chisel or fine tip)

1 – package of Crayola markers

1 – Crayola watercolor paints

1 – 4 package PLAYDOH

1 – pair scissors

1 – box of tissues

1 – can shaving cream

1 – box of gallon size baggies

1 – box of sandwich size baggies

1 – package SMALL glue sticks

1 – large container of Clorox wipes

1 – package baby wipes (refills are fine)

1 – full size book bag approximately 15” tall and 12” wide (no rolling bags please)

2 – package of stickers

1 – set of extra clothes (including underwear and socks) with child’s name on it (seasonal)

*No names on supplies please.*

Early Learning Center News

Summary Resource Directory

From State Support Team 11 More +

Kindergarten Round-Up

April 26 at 6pm More +

The YMCA is Partnering with the SWL Early Learning Center!

Starting August 1st all current and waitlisted students can call to enroll in the YMCA program.  On August 8th the program will be opened up to everyone else. More +
SWL Early Learning Center
927-B South Street
Pataskala, Ohio 43062
Adrienne Carter, Principal
AM Session: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
PM Session: 12:40 pm - 3:10 pm

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No School: Thanksgiving Break

Wed Nov 21 2018
to Fri Nov 23 2018

End of Second Quarter

Thu Dec 20 2018

School Board Meeting

Thu Dec 20 2018

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Mon Dec 24 2018
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No School: Thanksgiving Break

Wed Nov 21 2018
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