WELCOME!
OUR PURPOSE:
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OUR GOALS
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The Early Learning Community
At Pacific University
  Learners of All Ages:
  The College of EducationCollege_of_Ed.html
  Full Circle:
  History of the SchoolHistory_of_the_School.html
  Prospective Families:
  Enrollment & TuitionEnroll_%26_Tuition.html
  Current Families:
  Calendar, Forms, PoliciesCalendar-forms-policy.html
  Contact Us:
  Phone, Email, & DirectionsPhone-Email-Direct.html
  Parents As Educators:
  Early Childhood ResourcesResources.html
  Home
  We Play To Learn:
  Teaching ApproachesTeaching_Approaches.html
  A Day In Our Community:
  Program ElementsProgram_Elements.html
  Mind Nourishing Spaces:
  A Tour of the SchoolTour_of_the_School.html
  Teachers Who Love
  Learning:  Our StaffOur_Staff.html
  What Did You Do In School
  Today?  Classroom BlogsClassroom_Blogs.html
OUR PEDAGOGY:
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At the Early Learning Community, young children encounter a richly stimulating learning environment and nurturing, creative teachers who guide them in their exploration of the world.  The ELC offers active, authentic learning experiences, engaging materials, and beautiful spaces.  Our school culture values the contribution of each individual child to the community, while cultivating a sense of social awareness and belonging for all.   Housed in Berglund Hall at Pacific University, the school serves as an exemplary early childhood teaching and learning environment essential to the teacher preparation programs in the College of Education.  Here, children are immersed in a broad and diverse community of learners - students, faculty, families, and the surrounding community - who share the goal of supporting all aspects of children's development.
We are eager to share our school, and we invite you to explore the information, photos, and resources available on this website.
HALF-DAY PRESCHOOL OPENING FALL 2014! 

A new classroom will offer a half-day, morning preschool program for the 2014-2015 school year.  
We are currently enrolling children for this schedule, so submit your reservation soon!