Welcome to the Augustana Early Learning Center
Augustana Early Learning Center (AELC) is a community outreach ministry of Augustana Lutheran Church with a vision to love children and inspire them to become engaged, emotionally-intelligent, and curious learners. Our center has provided nurturing childcare on Augustana Lutheran Church’s campus since 1971, and we are proud to continue to build on this legacy of excellence.
Our mission is to serve children and their families through high-quality, affordable care and education. We welcome children from diverse cultures, faith traditions, socioeconomic backgrounds, and national origins. We provide learning experiences that foster developmentally-appropriate growth and teach children to love themselves and others.
AELC is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC is the largest and most widely recognized accreditation system for early childhood schools and child care centers in the United States. Accredited schools and centers maintain consistent high quality in all areas of service.