GAELC Now Enrolling
Angel Early Learning Center (GAELC) opened its doors to adventure last September and has enjoyed a journey in life, love, and learning in the months since. Children from six-weeks to five-years old attend GAELC on a daily basis, engaging in lessons appropriate to each age level. With two child care rooms and three academic classrooms, there is certain to be a fit for every early learner.
Our Baby Angel room welcomes infants and young toddlers for child care. Teachers work with families to provide a nurturing environment similar to each child’s home routine. From tummy-time to jumper-time, babies participate in activities that strengthen their large- and small-motor muscles, engage their senses, and stimulate their curiosity.
Our Toddler Angel room is for older toddlers, those who are mobile and starting to become verbal. Children ages 18-36 months sing and dance, color and paint, play and imagine, all while learning the social skills of being in a classroom.
Our Academic Program engages 3- and 4-year olds in learning skills that are the foundation for future academic success. As a ministry, and extension of Ss. Robert and William Elementary School, our teachers have the unique opportunity to collaborate with elementary school teachers. They are quite versed in what is expected of the kindergarten child. Lessons, though age-appropriate for the early learner, are focused on the knowledge needed for the next level of education.
Through the months of the “stay-at-home” order, teachers have continued to deliver lessons to their students. Parents have the opportunity to visit a private website where lessons can be found. Teachers have video-taped themselves leading circle-time, reading stories, conducting science experiments, teaching math lessons, and telling stories of our Catholic faith. Take-home packets of worksheets have been provided to our families, as well as music “kits” consisting of egg shakers, scarves, and rhythm sticks. It is very important to us to ensure that learning continues, even at a distance.
As this year winds down, we are proud that, despite the pandemic, we have been able to continue to live our mission: To encourage curiosity, Guardian Angels Early Learning Center provides a nurturing environment, focusing on faith, knowledge, skills, and behaviors that are the foundations for future academic success.
We are hopeful that we will be able to carry-out our plans for summer day care and summer camps. For information on these as well as the limited number of spaces available for the fall, contact Director Molly Lorek, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ss. Robert & William Catholic School and Parish