We run a play-based program where we feel that children learn best when the program is flexible, stimulating, fun, and based on the interests of each child. The ELC strives to meet the needs of the children both as individuals and as a group. The various facets of the program address the intellectual and cognitive development, and the emotional, social, and physical needs of the children. Throughout the day children have an opportunity for structured group activities such as circle time, music, art, as well as free time in which they may choose from a variety of play centers including: blocks, manipulatives, dramatic play, table activities and sensory play. Children will have an opportunity for physical activity each day, either outside or in the gym, dependent on the weather.