"Connecting
People to
God &
Each Other"

About the Early Learning Center

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Mission...

Dedicated to providing children with quality childcare since 1989, your child’s education and well-being are our priorities at RABC ELC. Our mission is to provide children with a Christian environment of growth and learning. Our children and families find the ELC a place of warmth, acceptance, love and learning.


Curriculum...

We use the High Scope Curriculum (http://www.highscope.org) The curriculum is based on the belief that children learn best through “active learning,” -  hands-on interaction with people, objects, events, and ideas. Throughout the day, your child will experience activities that foster developmentally important skills and abilities. Your child will enjoy getting his hands dirty with play-doh, paint and shaving crème. He will enjoy weekly events such as library, chapel and our in-house music program.  Daily experiences include activities that help children learn about the world while growing in self-confidence, independence and a love for God and fellow man.



Christian Values...

Christian values are instilled through Bible stories and verses, songs, and most importantly, loving Christian role models.  Our pre-kindergarten class visits the nursing home every month for singing, crafts and fellowship. Our 4-year olds visit a day program for mentally challenged individuals on a monthly basis. During the Christmas season, each class makes cards and gifts for those who are in the hospital or nursing home to share the love of Jesus as we celebrate His birthday. Every day, we encourage our children to speak kindly to their friends, use manners and to help their friends when they are sad.

Philosophy...

Our goal is to provide a developmentally appropriate environment set in an atmosphere of consistent and affectionate care for each child. We endeavor to promote growth in all aspects of each child’s spiritual, emotional, intellectual, social and physical development. We offer support for parents through family education and always value and encourage communication between parents and staff.

State License/Star Rating...

Our center is licensed by the State of Virginia Department of Social Services. We abide by all regulations for the safety and well-being of our children. We also received a 4-star rating by the Virginia Star Quality Initiative, the highest rating received in 2009.