Early Learning Center

The Early Learning Center (ELC) is a State of Louisiana licensed Type One day care facility conveniently located in the Lakeview area of New Orleans. This modern facility provides day care for children ages six weeks to 4 years of age. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM.  Our program utilizes the WEE Learn curriculum developed by LifeWay Early Education Resources.  This curriculum is age-graded and includes developmentally appropriate learning activities for each group.

Our ELC provides exceptional childcare for both infant day care as well as day care for older children. Our Lakeview location is just off the interstate on Canal Blvd for easy pick-up and drop-off. 

The Christian teachers at our Early Learning Center are dedicated to giving your child unconditional love in a Christ-centered environment.  They are dedicated to providing a rich and enjoyable day care atmosphere in which children may flourish socially, emotionally, developmentally, and spiritually.

Since God’s love extends equally to all people, our day care center welcomes and encourages any of His children, regardless of race, color, or nationality to apply for enrollment in any program it offers. The Early Learning Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, handicapping condition, or nationality.

Enrollment is on-going and granted based upon availability and payment of the non-refundable $200 registration fee.  The registration fee must be paid and registration packet must be completed before a class assignment can be made. Please email  for additional information.  

Admission to the ELC

Enrollment is an on-going process and granted based upon availability.  We do offer a waiting list for children we are unable to accommodate at the time of inquiry. Families are welcome to be placed on our Waiting List for a refundable fee of $100 per child. This fee will go towards their registration fee, if a spot becomes available. We currently accept cash, checks or money orders for all tuition fees. When a space become available, the family will need to fill out the forms in the registration packet, pay the remaining non-refundable $200 registration fee, and provide a current set of immunization records.  The registration fee is only accepted once a spot has been secured for your child(ren)'s attendance. For more information please see the links below.

Please feel free to contact the ELC to set up a tour. We are able to give tours most weekdays from 9:30am to 3:30pm. Appointments are not required but appreciated. 

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Explore the ELC

The Early Learning Center (ELC) is a State of Louisiana licensed Type One preschool and provides care for children ages six weeks to five years of age.  Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM.  Our program utilizes the WEE Learn curriculum developed by LifeWay Early Education Resources. This curriculum is age-graded and includes developmentally appropriate learning activities for each group. Additional enrichment programs that we offer include Spanish, Chapel and Music.

What We Provide:

We provide each child with wipes, snacks, and drinks. Each lunch includes a meat, a vegetable, a starch, and a fruit along with milk to drink.  Snacks are offered to the children three times a day and include but are not limited to fresh fruits, cheese, yogurt, cheerios, cheese crackers, and animal crackers. We do our best to accommodate most food allergies but we do ask that the family helps to supplement their diet with additional snacks and/or milk depending on their need. 

What You Provide:

Depending on your child's age, we ask that you provide the following:

  • all infant food-breast milk is encouraged
  • baby food and cereal, depending on development
  • all bottles
  • pacifiers
  • diapers or pull-ups
  • a couple of changes of clothing, including socks and shoes
  • a drinking cup with a lid
  • a nap mat
  • anything personal that you would like for your child like a comfort item
  • additional food to supplement what is provided if there is a dietary allergy or preference. 

Contact Us:

504.378.9000  

  Haley Barton

  Director

  Email Haley

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