Early Learning Center
Busy Hands. Growing Minds.
The 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.
OUR DISTINCTIONS: Holding to excellence in early education, the teaching staff at EVELC, hold (at a minimum) a degree in early childhood education (or a related field) or are working toward one. The center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and has received the highest 3 Star rating from the Tennessee Department of Human Services in all seven assessment areas. 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 skills
• 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
“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.
Sample Lesson Plans