Early Learning Center
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Emory Valley Early Learning Center (EVELC) offers comprehensive and family-centered preschool programs for children from six weeks of age to kindergarten in an inclusive, high quality early learning environment. Inclusiveness, expert knowledge, and a care and concern for ALL children makes EVELC distinctive in East Tennessee.
Please watch the video below from the United Way of Anderson County to see how one family’s experience with our Early Learning Center has made a difference in their lives!
“As a parent of a child enrolled at the Emory Valley Early Learning Center I cannot express enough how grateful I am for the care and education provided to him by the wonderful teachers and assistants at the center. The well rounded education he is receiving and effort the staff puts into teaching manners and respect is evident in my son. The curriculum is age appropriate and includes art, math, science, social skills, language and physical activity and it skillfully includes all learning levels and abilities. I especially appreciate the open communication between the staff and me as a parent, to work together to do what is best for my son as he grows and learns. In short, the staff and Center director go above and beyond expectations to ensure the children are loved and I always feel at ease leaving my son in their care.” — Sara J.
OUR DISTINCTIONS: Holding to excellence in early education, the teaching staff at EVELC, hold (at a minimum) a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a related field. The center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and licensed by the Tennessee Department of Human Services. Following standards outlined by the NAEYC, our staff provide child led and interactive learning activities each day addressing the following areas of development:
• Fine and gross motor
• Cognitive skills
• Adaptive/self help
• Language skills
Our classroom environments are set up to be developmentally appropriate for all children. This is made possible by our center’s distinctions, including:
• Active parental involvement
• A low student-to-teacher ratio
• Highly educated and dedicated staff
• Excellence in early education
• Comprehensive assessments of each child’s development provided annually
“We love that our daughters are not only being provided excellent care while we’re not with them but that they are truly learning new things each day. The director and staff have been amazing to our family. We really enjoy the family events that EVELC hosts, like the fall festival, family water play day, winter program, etc. that provide families an opportunity to spend more time with their kids at the center.” — Lynn G.
The Emory Valley Early Learning Center is funded, in part, under a contract with the Tennessee Department of Education.
The Emory Valley Early Learning Center is the recipient of a grant provided by the CNS Y-12 Community Investment Fund of East Tennessee Foundation (ETF). Please click this link to find out more about East Tennessee Foundation, http://www.easttennesseefoundation.org/
Sample Lesson Plans
For more information contact:
Early Learning Center Director, Terry Peek 865-813-0565