SWL Early Learning Center

SWL Early Learning Center News



Starting January 6, 2020 as we return from Winter Break we will be changing our drop off and pick up procedures. Parents will continue to park in the ELC East Parking lot (the parking lot beside our playground). We will start using the the East Parking Lot/Classroom Hallway doors for drop off and pick up. The East Parking Lot doors will be unlocked and open for drop off 5 minutes before the session begins (9:00 and 12:50). Adults dropping off students should walk them to their classroom’s wall and have a seat on the classroom wall under their name card. ELC staff members will be in the hallway to monitor students until the session starts. As staff is available to monitor we will ask that adults dropping off give their highfives, handshakes and hugs goodbye and leave to minimize congestion in the hallway. For Pick up we will also utilize the East Parking Lot/Classroom Hallway doors and will still need to show their pick up pass or provide a photo id. We will continue to dismiss at our regular dismissal times (11:35 and 3:25), however we ask that you park and line up as we will dismiss students to you exiting the doors instead of having adults enter into the building to pick up their student. We hope that this will minimize the congestion in the hallway and support a smooth, fast dismissal. We ask for you patience and support as we work through this change.

Dates to Remember:

January 16, 2020- ELC Carnival Night 6:00-7:00 p.m.

January 17, 2020- No School: Waiver Day

January 20, 2020- No School: MLK Day

February 3, 2020- ELC 2020-2021 Peer Model Applications Posted (Please return to our Website to submit your Application.) 

 2019-2020 ELC Calendar

 2019-2020 ELC Student Supply List

2019-2020 Peer Model Application Link 

The SWL Early Learning Center Recognized as a 5 STAR
Quality Learning and Development Program

In recognition of a commitment to quality and an ongoing dedication to the learning and development of children, the SWL Early Learning Center has received a Five-Star Step Up To Quality Award from the state of Ohio.  

Step Up To Quality is Ohio’s rating system for learning and development programs. Participating programs can earn a one to five star rating. In addition to meeting all standards of a four-star rating, programs with five stars may also:

  • Have lower staff/child ratios.
  • Use child assessment results to plan activities that best support learning and development goals for each child.
  • Share assessment results and create goals for children.
  • Develop plans to support children as they transition to a new classroom or educational setting.
  • Work with other organizations or businesses within the community to support children and their families.
  • Have an active and organized parent volunteer group.
  • Use input from families and community partners’ to inform the program’s continuous improvement process.
  • Have accreditation by an approved organization. 

The SWL Early Learning Center is proud to be a five-star program. We know that children have approximately 1,892 days from birth until school starts, and every day matters. It is important to us that children develop their self-confidence, social and emotional skills, and a love of learning.

Research confirms that the first five years of a child’s life has a direct impact on how children develop emotional well-being, in addition to, learning and social skills. For these reasons, the SWL Early Learning Center is committed to improving early childhood opportunities for all children. 

To learn more, visit www.earlychildhoodohio.org or contact me with any questions.

Adrienne Carter, Principal
“From tiny seeds, grow mighty trees.”

ELC Curriculum Information

Changes for the 2019-2020 School Year

2019-2020 ELC Curriculum Information 

- Highscope & Heggerty

- Calm Classroom

- PAX Good Behavior Games

- Zones of Regulation  

Early Learning Center News

SWL Early Learning Center
927-B South Street
Pataskala, Ohio 43062
Adrienne Carter, Principal
AM Session: 9:05 am - 11:35 am
PM Session: 12:55 pm - 3:25 pm

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