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About Our Center

Early Education Center - Interim Director, Lanice White
Administrative Assistant, Karen Acuesta
Contact us at: 310-320-9923 or EEC@flchurch.org
 
Welcome to the Early Education Center web pages!    First Lutheran Early Education Center provides families with an excellent morning preschool program as well as full day child care for children age 6 weeks to 5 years. Our  center, located on the campus of First Lutheran Church and School, offers 7 classrooms and 4 play yards for children, ranging in age from 6 weeks to 5 years old.  
Following current protocols, we are temporarily open from 7:30-5:00pm, Monday through Friday, during the pandemic.
 
See the link to the right for EEC Video Tours.
 
Our Infant/Toddler program offers a safe, loving environment in which your little one can thrive. Our Preschool classes provide a nurturing  and creative environment for three, four and five year-olds, where they can explore, discover, and blossom.  Our teachers plan creative activities each day both inside and outside, that help the children explore, think for themselves, and develop their minds and bodies. Low teacher/child ratios and experienced and educated teachers make First Lutheran Early Education Center a wonderful place for children to grow.  Our programs have been  recognized as truly excellent settings for education, caring and growth for  kids!   
 
The EEC is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association, In the spring of 2013, the center completed an in-depth self-study, and was certified as an ELCA Center of Wellness through the ELEA.   We strive to provide a place of wellness for the children and  parents we serve, as well as the employees on our staff in the  following  areas -  Emotional, Social, Physical, Financial, Spiritual, Vocational, and Intellectual. 
 
STAFF
Our 23 staff members focus on provide a safe, loving place for your child. Each staff member meets and exceeds the state education requirements for teachers. Our teachers must have completed a minimum of 24 units of Early Childhood Education, and our Assistant Teachers must have completed at least 12 units. Most of our teachers have completed an Associate or Bachelors degree in Child Development. Because the field is rapidly changing with all the recent research, each staff member is strongly recommended to and rewarded for completing at least one Early Childhood class a year, or completing 20 continuing education hours.

Each staff person completes CPR and First Aid training yearly. All staff members are fingerprinted, and we carefully check the state and FBI data bases to make sure the record of everyone on our campuses is clear. When hiring teachers, we spend a great deal of time interviewing, and select teachers that embody our philosophy, that are gentle and caring with the children, and that are enthusiastic and truly enjoy small children.

"You are simply the best! I have toured many daycare/preschool centers and chose FLEEC because of the care and development that they provide to my child. Your newsletters are fantastic and give me great ideas, and the special events like mud day, yearbooks, etc are also very welcome. Thank you so much for the wonderful job you are doing to help raise my child into an independent and caring child."

...a Leap Frogs Class parent