SWL Early Learning Center


SWL Early Learning Center News

SWL Early Learning Center News

    • ELC Families,

      Greetings!  I hope all of you and your families are staying healthy and enjoying the opportunity to have more time as a family as well as being creative with us in our new way of learning.  I have had several parents reach out asking about how they can make a tuition payment with the ELC Office closed. All ELC tuition payments can be mailed to our office, 927 B South Street Pataskala Ohio 43062.  

      I know teachers and related service staff have been working very hard to make contact with all of our families to establish individualized plans for instruction to meet the needs of both our students and their families.  Teachers will continue to make contact with families and students via BLOOMZ as well as phone and email. We are missing some parent emails, please send an updated email to your child’s teacher at your earliest convenience so that we can continue communicating.  If you have not completed the technology availability survey, please complete it by the end of the day tomorrow (Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0449ACAB2AAAFF2-technology).  

      Additionally, I will be posting updates regarding available resources from our Related Service Staff on our ELC webpage.  Please visit our webpage (https://www.swl.k12.oh.us/kindergartencenter_home.aspx) for updates over the next several weeks.  Related Service staff will continue to be in contact with you regarding services and therapy.  Below in the provided attachment you will find some of the available links they have available at this time.  

      Finally, I have included some links and resources in the attachment provided to continue the fun of learning at home including 101 things to do with preschoolers.  These are optional opportunities in addition to the instruction and activities teachers continue to offer. We want to support and not overwhelm our students or you.  Pick and choose what works best to meet the needs of your child and the needs of your family. The most important thing you can do to support them each day is read to them and play!  

      We hope that everyone continues to stay well. We will continue to support our students and families the best way we can, and we know you will be there with us every step of the way. If you have any questions I encourage you to contact your child’s teacher or myself. Open communication will be essential as we all get through this together!


      Adrienne Carter, Principal

      ELC Resources & Activities (COVID-19):  https://filecabinet.eschoolview.com/398C4A6E-644A-4B44-9AE3-0C4754B29D59/ELCResourcesActivitiesCOVID_19.docx

CHOICE BOARDS-  click to print at home: https://filecabinet.eschoolview.com/398C4A6E-644A-4B44-9AE3-0C4754B29D59/ELCChoiceBoards.pdf 

Physical Therapy Activity Suggestions from Mrs. Gant & Mr. Jerry: 


Dates to Remember:

March 16, 2020-May 1, 2020: All SWL Schools Closed


2019-2020 ELC Calendar

 2019-2020 ELC Student Supply List

2019-2020 Peer Model Application Link 

***2020-2021 Peer Model Application Link*** 

An update on 2020-2021 Peer Model Enrollment: We are planning for our first round of Peer Model Screenings to be scheduled for mid March. We will be in contact with families in early March to schedule screening dates. Should you have any questions, please contact me at [email protected] or 740-927-5437.

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

Please click on the links below to learn more about the curriculum used at the ELC. 

- Highscope & Heggerty

- Calm Classroom

- PAX Good Behavior Games

- Zones of Regulation

ELC Office Staff

Adrienne Carter
Adrienne Carter
Angie Griffith
Angie Griffith

Upcoming Events


SWL Food Pick-Up

Tue Apr 14 2020

School Board Meeting

Thu Apr 16 2020

SWL Food Pick-Up

Tue Apr 21 2020

SWL Food Pick-Up

Tue Apr 28 2020

SWL Open Office Hours

Tue May 5 2020

Event Calendar

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