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Early Years Learning Center of Gainesville Inc

3146 Northwest 13th Street
Gainesville, FL 32609

(352) 373-7183

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

At EYLC during our morning schedule the children have a group time of teacher instruction such as flag, days of the week, ABC sounds & recognition through play, recall of yesterday's events and Second Step curriculum which provides the children with problem solving skills. This helps the children to develop empathy and how to use their words when a problem arises with a friend. We do not believe that children should hit, kick or just show rudeness to friends or teachers. One on one interaction is provided to children who may be not up to developmental standards during center time.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our philosophy is to provide developmentally appropriate activities to allow your child to grow to their potential socially, emotionally, physically and independently develop into the child that was intended upon their birth.

A Typical Day

playground time upon drop-off, snacks, lots of teacher interaction with our developmentally appropropriate activites, painting, art, center time with our friends, lunch, nap outside time and afternoon snacks. BEST time for the children is Friday PIZZA!!! Included in fee

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We have an orientation at the beginning of school as well as Open house. We provide a fall program and a graduation program. We have conferences with parents and rate the children upon them entering our class and again in the spring. These reports go home and parents can call for a conference with the teacher to discuss any concerns they may have.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

We ask the parent to pick the child up early the first few days but to make sure they do not miss a day. We feel it is best if the parent doesn't stay at first but once the child adjust they can stop by or arrange to have lunch. We also hold the child and reassure them that mommy or daddy will come back to get them.