Augustana Early Learning Center is an outreach ministry of Augustana Lutheran Church committed to quality care and development for each child. We welcome children of different races, genders, cultures, religions, national or ethnic origins, and handicaps. We offer reasonable tuition rates and a grant program in order to serve families from a variety of income levels.

Augustana Early Learning Center 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.

Program Philosophy

Our philosophy involves offering a quality program within a developmentally appropriate framework. We believe that play is the primary vehicle through which young children learn. We offer a rich array of experiences and activities that are designed to foster self-discovery, autonomy, and freedom to learn and create within a secure environment. Activities are open-ended and non-competitive so that all children may experience success. We see the child as a whole, with needs in all developmental areas: physical, cognitive, social and emotional. We value the diversity that different children lend to our program and promote curriculum and activities that affirm children of any race, religion or culture.

Our Program Offers

  • Small class sizes
  • Qualified, professional teachers
  • Curriculum for total child development
  • An extended arts program
  • Nutritious foods
  • Well-equipped indoor and outdoor facilities

Contact the Augustana Early Learning Center at 303-388-7012 or by e-mail.