Happy New Years Eve! Thank you to our Teachers, Staff, Directors, Families and Partners for another wonderful year at Early Steps Learning Center. We continue to be blessed by working with children everyday. As we head into 2018 and our 15th year serving the community, we reflect on a year full of growth, exciting events…Details
On Friday, December 8, Early Steps Learning Center was pleased to receive a visit from State Rep Kent Smith.
On Tuesday, November 21, Early Steps Learning Center was pleased to host Ohio Senator Kenny Yuko at our location at 27027 Chardon Road in Richmond Heights. Business Director Sharon Jackson shares, “this was an opportunity to speak with our local legislator about early childhood issues and for Senator Yuko to see first-hand the quality that…Details
The excitement of the holidays often brings out a message of “me me me” with our kids. Instead of focusing on ourselves, we think that the holiday season is the perfect time to reinforce the message of giving. Over the next several week, Early Steps will provide lists of activities to encourage your family to…Details
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While looking back on our fun-tastic summer camp, our Team chose their top 2 Camp Explorer moments from the summer. It wasn’t an easy task – picking just 2 favorites from a summer filled with great memories! Thanks to our kids and parents for a great summer! #2 Dance Session with Chuck E Cheese Impossible…Details
Our last day of Summer Camp. A huge Thank You to the kids, families, staff and everyone that helped make the our Camp amazing.
Camp Summer Quest picked out a few of their favorite photos and memories to share. Have a fantastic school year, we will miss you!!
What can be more fun than a Color Run on a beautiful Friday afternoon at Summer Camp? Check out the BEFORE, ACTION SHOTS, and AFTER photos!
Exciting changes are happening with our Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten programs! As part of an ongoing commitment to meet the needs of today’s children and families, our Management and Preschool Staff are redesigning our Preschool program. During the month of May you’ll see changes rolling out. The first change announcement….. Preschool Academy Location Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten…Details
Early Steps Learning Center is now hiring! As our 3 Child Care Centers continue to grow, we are looking for teachers for all of our programs – Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and Before and After School Care. Please visit our Careers page for more information about positions open, job requirements and benefits, and to submit…Details
When: Saturday October 1, 2016 from 11am-1pm
Where: All 3 Early Steps Locations
Who: All Early Steps Families
What: Get to know our teachers and staff, view your child’s artwork and projects, and enjoy ice cream and fellowship with ESLC families.
We can’t wait to see you there!
We would love to see you at Early Steps Learning Center’s Rummage Sale to benefit The Snowflake Drive* When: Saturday October 8th 2016 from 9:30am-1:00pm with early set up. Rain date will be October 15th. Where: Early Steps Learning Center, 27027 Chardon Road, in our Parking Lot. What: The public is invited to shop for…Details
Our teachers, staff, and volunteers are looking forward to taking our preschoolers on the annual Preschool Pedestrian Safety Walk tomorrow! You can practice with your little ones using the Pedestrian Safety Tips below, provided by USA Safe Kids Worldwide. Pedestrian Safety: Do’s and Don’ts Do not cross the street alone if you’re younger than 10…Details
We invite you to attend the Early Steps Learning Center Child Care Center Career Fair on April 16 from 11am-1pm! We are looking for energetic Summer Camp Staff, Full Time Teachers and Teacher Assistants, and a Director. Please pass the word along to your friends and family! For more information and to submit your questions,…Details
Due to popular request, ESLC is changing it up this summer and will offer 2 Summer Camp Programs! Summer Camp…the perfect blend of gorgeous weather, wacky activities, ongoing learning and a boat load of FUN! Summer Camp is not just a few weeks strung together but rather an experience to look forward to and memories…Details
Literacy Month at Early Steps Learning Center was packed with fun stories and activities. We hope that the children have been sharing the stories and excitement for reading at home! We wrapped up the month with a very adorable addition to the ESLC Family…introducing Prince Charles, our Pre-Kindergarten Class Bunny! Prince Charles loves being spoiled…Details
Early Steps Learning Center is seeking all positions for our 3 growing Child Care Center teams in Richmond Heights and Wickliffe. We invite you to attend our Career Fair on February 6 to learn about our Child Care Centers, tour one of our facilities, learn about our benefits, and meet our Executive Director. For more…Details
We hope that you enjoyed a blessed holiday with family and friends. We are thankful to our ESLC family and staff for generously giving to the Cleveland community this holiday season. We are proud to share that our three Centers donated over 50 gifts to Gilmour Academy, who distributed the gifts to families in need…Details
Early Steps Learning Center is proud to be recognized as a 4 star rated center under Ohio’s Step Up To Quality program. ESLC takes pride in practicing standards that are higher than state requirements. Step Up To Quality is Ohio’s voluntary quality rating system for Ohio-licensed child care programs which recognizes early care and education…Details
Our Fall Harvest Celebration was great fun for our children and staff of all ages! We were impressed by so many creative costumes and wanted to share a few adorable photos from the day. We thank you for sharing your blessings with us!
Early Steps administration, staff, Center families and friends walked in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Sunday October 11. What a beautiful day celebrating survivors and supporting the American Cancer Society’s mission! “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is a powerful and inspiring opportunity to…Details
It is with great pride and excitement that we introduce to you, “Going Green!”– The Tyla Woodson Recycling Program. “Going Green!” is the thoughtful idea of one of our former School-Age students, Tyla Woodson. Today in our world, we use many materials that can be reused but instead we choose to throw them away.…Details
“As a center director and a mom of a brand new kindergartner, this article provided helpful information and lots of encouragement about this very special year and new adventure called “Elementary School.” Whatever grade your “little person” or “little people” are in, I think you will find this article both helpful and entertaining, as you manage this school year and many school…Details
“Summer camp was a wonderful experience this year! Summer camp is not just a few weeks strung together, but rather an experience to look forward to and memories to treasure after school starts again! With over 20 planned field trips and special in-house activities, students have learned academic and social skills that they can take…Details
Does your family have routines – such as for bedtime or getting ready for daycare or school? We frequently stress the importance of routines to parents and hear many questions as to why. One of our Directors, Janet, found a very helpful article from a favorite resource of ours, AhaParenting.com. One of the most important…Details
During the month of August, new families to all 3 Early Steps Learning Center locations can receive free registration! (A $25 value.) Just mention this web site special offer to save! But hurry, this offer expires August 31, 2015. We invite you to schedule a tour by completing the form below. We look forward to…Details
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At Early Steps Learning Center we take great pride in our staff. Our dedicated, passionate and fun staff are what makes our Center a “home away from home” for our children. It is our priority to treat our staff with the respect, care and compensation they deserve. We offer a great benefits package including: Medical…Details
Nothing brings out squeals like Beach Day! We’re not sure who had more fun, the children or staff!
Summer is here and our Summer Campers are busy making friendships and exploring the many many activities that we have planned!
Our fantastic Early Steps Learning Center managers and lead teachers attended the 2015 Ohio AEYC Early Childhood Conference and enjoyed exceptional professional development sessions and making connections with other professionals in April. This 1 minutes video is a fun recap of the conference!Details
Our very own Sharon Jackson was recognized recently by two honorable organizations. YWCA Women of Professional Excellence Award Sharon was nominated and honored as one of the recipients of the YWCA Greater Cleveland 2015 Women of Professional Excellence Awards. “YWCA Greater Cleveland provides organizations throughout Northeast Ohio with the unique opportunity to recognize the contributions of exceptional…Details
Each of the classrooms at ESLC Richmond Road created a mural in honor of Earth Day today. And at the end of the day, parents had the honor of voting for their favorite mural! The classroom with the winning mural will receive a Pizza Party! Which one is your favorite?
Our countdown has started – only 6 more weeks until summer break! Early Steps Learning Center has planned another fun-filled summer at our Centers and we would love for your child to join us! We had such a great time planning this year’s theme – Making Memories to Last a Lifetime. Dates: June 8 –…Details
During the month of March, all classrooms are excitedly exploring the theme “Favorite Children’s Authors.” These authors include: Eric Carle, Bill Martin, Jr., Dr. Seuss, Mercer Mayer and Denise Flemming. The Kindergarten Enrichment class had a lot of fun during the Eric Carle week making a “spider web” after reading The Very Busy Spider. Who knows what we’ll spin up…Details
In our preschool programs we recently explored the occupations of different “Community Helpers.” During this week we had a visit from a local dentist office as well as one of our grandparents who is a postal worker. The children enjoyed learning about these two helpers, and enjoyed the goodies they were able to take home!…Details
Our School-Age Program from Richmond Road Location joined us at our Chardon Road Location on Valentine’s Day for one fantastic Valentines Day Dance Party! The children (and staff!) enjoyed the Free Dance, Dance Contest, and of course, our Valentines Day Feast! Thank you Richmond Road School-Agers for joining us!
Caroling and art activities with the residence of our local Assisted Living Center
Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park
Making a Gingerbread Village
The Greater Cleveland Food Bank packs special food boxes every day for families who have young children in the home. The Food Boxes are referred to as Super 8 Boxes. The items listed below are what they consider to be Super 8 foods, which are high in protein and good carbohydrates. 1 in 5 children…Details
Thanks to all of our families that attended our Trunk or Treat last week! And a huge thank you to our fantastic staff, who put such effort into making it such a fun event for all!
Trunk or Treat Party!
Early Steps Learning Center families from all three of our locations are invited to attend our Trunk or Treat Party!
When: Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Where: Early Steps Learning Center, 27027 Chardon Road, Richmond Heights OH
Questions?: Call us at 440-944-2223
It’s not too late to enroll your child(ren) at one of our 3 child care centers! We are now enrolling from ages 6 weeks through 12 years and would love to have your family join our family! Please contact us ASAP for a tour and to reserve your child’s spot, as we cannot guarantee…Details
Left to right: Pastor Kevin James (New Community Bible Fellowship), Amanda Harper (Asst Director), Lauren Gaffney (Director), Sharon Jackson (CFO), Mayor William Margalis of Wickliffe, Angela Barringer (Executive Director), Veronica Waller (Asst Director), Karen Tercek (President of the Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce) . This morning we are taking a moment to reflect…Details
During Mad Science week at Summer Camp, Campers participated in cool science experiments through nature and chemistry. A big hit with our campers was the Mentos and Coke Explosion! If you scroll down to our last photo, you’ll see the result. We included a YouTube video by MythBusters of the Discovery Channel that explains…Details
To our new Wickliffe parents and children – welcome to the ESLC Family! We are blessed that you have joined us. As you can see, the teachers, staff and children are having great fun playing and learning together.