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Early Learning Ctr Inc

1315 S Sherman Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46203

(317) 352-0134

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
Other subjects taught

From the Director:

Early Learning Centers believes that children learn best through play. We use Creative Curriculum and the Indiana Foundations for Children Birth to 5 as the core components of our curriculum.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Each teacher creates their own lesson plans for their classroom based on the individual needs of each child, the classroom, and the curriculum.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Early Learning Centers, Inc. is proud to be accredited through NECPA (National Early Childhood Program Accreditation). In addition, we are currently a Level 4 Paths to Quality provider.

A Typical Day

6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Children's arrival, free play
9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 Group time, outside time and center time activities
12:00 p.m - 1:00 p.m. Lunch and quiet activities
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Quiet time
3:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Children's departure, free choice activities

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Teachers do daily observations of children. Twice per year parent conferences are held to inform parents as well as ask parents to help decide educational goals for their child as they progress. Informal conferences can be requested at any time by either parent or the teacher.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school

Handling Separation: From the Director

Parents are encouraged to bring their child before starting to see the room and meet the teachers. Parents are provided with resources about separation issues and the teachers provide support to the family and the child during the transition period.