“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.
One of our favorite annual Summer Camp events …. Bike Day! We hope that you get out to bike or enjoy the outdoors with your family this week!
You are warmly invited to attend a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for our newest Early Steps Learning Center in Wickliffe! Friday, August 1st at noon ESLC management, staff and families will be joined by Wickliffe public officials to officially welcome our Center to the community. Following the brief ceremony, all our welcome to join us at…Details
Early Steps Learning Center is now enrolling all ages – 6 weeks through 12 years – at our newest location in Wickliffe! Starting today and running through August 31, 2014, we are excited to offer a tremendous savings opportunity! Schedule your tour today and mention this coupon to receive 1 Free Week of Childcare!
Early Steps Learning Center will be closed for the 4th of July. We hope you enjoy your holiday! We thought that while you and your children are at home or with family, you might want to try some of these fun holiday activities. Please view these links below for some cool family fun ideas. Flag…Details
Congratulation, PreK Graduates! We couldn’t be more proud of you! You are ready for Kindergarten and we can’t wait to hear about all the wonderful things you will learn and do! Please keep in touch and visit us soon! Have a great summer! – ESLC Staff and Family “You’re off to Great Places! Today is…Details
Early Steps Learning Center Wickliffe at 1601 Drenik Drive is officially OPEN! We are proud to offer child care and educational programs for children from 6 weeks through 12 years old. We are currently enrolling for all programs. Our Management Team and Staff have poured our hearts, energy and passion into our third child care…Details
Our team is finishing up renovations at our newest location at 1601 Drenik Drive in Wickliffe. Enrollment is open for all programs and we invite you to visit the ESLC Drenik Drive page and schedule your tour. From now until May 30, you can take advantage of our Special Offer – 1 Week Free Tuition.…Details
With the opening of our newest child care center just weeks away, we have now begun the careful process of finding passionate, dedicated, and experienced staff. We are seeking the following positions: Director Infant Teacher Toddler Teacher Preschool Teacher Montessori Teacher Pre-Kindergarten Teacher School-Age Teacher Please visit our Careers page for more information on Early…Details
Our Team has been hard at work preparing our newest Center. With great excitement we invite you to tour at our Open House on Saturday, April 26 from noon to 2pm at 1601 Drenik Drive. We look forward to meeting new parents and children and welcoming them to the Early Steps family! If you have…Details
Our Summer Camp staff has had such a great time planning our theme this year! Take a look at all the FUN they have packed into this Summer! Contact us today to secure your child’s spot in our Summer Camp. Around the World in 60 days! Week 1: June 16th – June 20th Welcome to…Details
Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, Summer! Our countdown has begun! Only 12 weeks until Camp Explore, Learn & Grow begins! Weekly themes, high-activity curriculum, field trips, arts and science experiments, indoor and outdoor games…. Summer Camp at Early Steps Learning Center is always a blast! Registration is now open for Summer Camp at our 3 locations. Spaces are limited…Details
During our “Community Helpers: Doctors” week, we were blessed to have a parent who is a nurse visit the Preschoolers and provide everyone with masks, gloves and gauze! The children enjoyed seeing and learning about a “real-life” nurse, and we are always excited when parents are able to participate!
Children in all of the classes were able to invite one special adult to join them for tea, cookies and crafts! The turn out was great and both big people and little people had a wonderful time! Happy Valentine’s Day!
Thanks to Lieutenant John Boos and Fireman David Grice of the Richmond Heights Fire Department for spending time with our Preschoolers! During the second week of our “Community Helpers” unit, they came in and spoke to the Preschoolers about fire safety, showed them the special equipment that they use and even showed them what a…Details
These adorable pics are of our littlest learners from our Harvest Party on October 30th. The children enjoyed dressing up and eating lots of tasty (SWEET) treats!!!
Our preschoolers took a fun field trip to Patterson Fruit Farm on Monday, October 28th. We held many fundraisers this fall to help fund the trip, and the children were extra excited to be able to ride on a big, yellow school bus for the first time! During our trip we enjoyed playing in the hay, digging in…Details
What a summer! We had a great time with all of our Summer Campers! It is hard to sum up how much fun we had in words…so instead we thought we would share a few of our favorite photos. Good-bye Summer 2013!
New families are eligible for our Back to School Fall Special! Receive free registration and $100 credit toward tuition! Restrictions apply. New families only enrolling full-time children. This offer is valid until September 30, 2013.
Our preschool children brought their bikes to summer camp today and rode around playground all morning. What a great time!
July marks Early Steps Learning Center’s 10th anniversary! Our owners started our child care center 10 years ago today with the commitment to provide excellent care and education to young children in the East Cleveland area. At the start of their journey, our Philosophy of Care was born: Our managers and staff follow this Philosophy…Details
Summer Camp – Day 1
Summer Camp kicked off today with an exciting field trip for our pre-kindergarten class – a COW FARM!
Congratulations to our Pre-K Class! Today 28 children celebrated their Preschool Graduation at a wonderful ceremony attended by their families. The children did a touching sign language tribute to their parents. What a tremendous day! Thank you parents, caregivers and families for all of your love and support. Preschoolers, you will do fantastically…Details
Montessori Leaps & Bounds at Early Steps Learning Center We are thrilled to announce that we are extending our Montessori Program offering to include Kindergarten! Now children can attend our Montessori program from preschool through kindergarten. Join us at our OPEN HOUSE to learn more! When: Tuesday, April 16th at 6:30pm Where: 468…Details