Early Learning Foundations Pre School, LLC is a small preschools centrally located in the Lincoln Park area. Being so near to the many cultural resources nearby, especially the Farm and the Zoo; walking field trips are a regular treat for your young preschoolers. ELF is a warm and friendly school for which every staff member knows each child and gives them the individual attention they deserve. Our open door policy encourages parents to visit their child and to participate in school activities.
• Children Ages 2 - 6
• Full Day Operation (7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
• Full Day, Half Day and After School Programs
• Nutritious Snacks and Hot Lunches
• Constructive Play
• Indoor & Outdoor Activities
• Arts Enrichment
• Daily Story Time
• Water & Rice Tables
• Spanish Language Skills
• Computer Skills
• Music and Drama
• Dance and Creative Movement
• Parent Presentations
• Walking Trips to Lincoln Park Zoo
• Chicago Academy of Science
• Chicago Historical Society
• Lake Michigan Beach & Park
• Local Shops, Community Centers, etc.
• Play in Sandburg Play Lot, Mall and Park
• Special field trips with a school bus are also programmed
Our teachers have extensive child care experience, education, and state certification. Equally important for us is that they are warm caring people. With her psychology background, our director Manira Weathers is well qualified to help parents, children and staff. Our monthly newsletter helps keep you informed about upcoming field trips, special events and other activities.
ELF Preschool is dedicated to a multi-cultural environment, rich in diversity both in the student groups and teaching staff.
ELF is located in the 1455 North Clark Street, in the Bryant Building of Carl Sandburg Village and is convenient to residents and non-residents alike. Only a short distance from Lake Shore Drive, ELF is convenient for you to stop by on your way from any direction. Temporary parking is available for drop-off and pick-up. You will appreciate the shelter offered by the covered walkway from the driveway drop off point.
Preschools | Child Care
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