We partner with trained volunteers and community groups to offer a variety of free and enriching programs to strengthen families. Children and parents enjoy programs such as reading groups, nutrition classes, nature clubs, parenting workshops and more. Through the power of play, parents and children have fun developing the skills they’ll use for the rest of their lives.

With a focus on the benefits of nature in children’s healthy development, the ELCs offer activities and special events that support your child’s social-emotional development and school-readiness through literacy, art, science, music, gardening, health and wellness activities that can be accomplished with parents, caregivers, siblings and new friends.

Check out our calendar for more information.

Monthly Programs

Explore and Discover:
This ten-week sensory program invites children ages 0-6 years of age to explore their environment by engaging in activities that invoke the senses and encourage them to make discoveries.

Let’s Get Moving!
This is a 7- week program is designed for children ages 0-6 that focuses on teaching and strengthening various gross motor skills including: throwing, balancing, flexibility, jumping, kicking and much more.

Tranquil Tuesdays:
This 30-minute, 6–8-week program is designed for caregivers and children ages 0-6 that focuses on mindfulness and wellbeing. The program offers calming sensory activities, music, affirmations, meditation and yoga in the Children’s Garden.

Just Be Yourself:
The activities and discussions in this 6-week program help to promote the overall development of children ages 0-6, while encouraging them to embrace their uniqueness and differences. Hands-on discoveries will foster an environment of self-acceptance, self-worth and self-expression.

Learning Lunches:
Learning Lunches are hosted the first Wednesday of every month by local professionals who present information on different topics of interest. “Picky Eaters” and “Promoting Positive Behaviors” are some of the most popular topics.

Seasonal Programs

Come enjoy our various Seasonal Programs, which are focused on parents and children growing and learning together in a safe, fun environment with other families.

Baby Steps
Food is Fun!
Fun in the Sun
Garden Club
Germ Busters
Greater Creators
Groovy Movers
Healthy & Fit Together
Mighty Motor Skills
Read, Sing Discover
Toddler Fun!
Tranquil Tuesdays
And many, many more

Seasonal Community Events:
Spring Equinox
Summer Solstice
Fall Equinox
Winter Solstice
Back to School Health and Safety Fairdrum circle

My daughter LOVES the Healthy and Fit Class and she thinks story time is wonderful. We have enjoyed Yoga and Sensory classes. Really, she loves ALL the programs. The volunteers here are wonderful! When you ask anything, they help and they are so kind. Everything we learn at the ELC is such great reinforcement for what I am teaching her at home. This important education from ELC helps support me as a mom. It is great to have free play and many activities and toys to choose from. We know how good this is for our kids. My daughter asks me to go there every day because she loves it so much.

– Sonia Basel
ELC Mom of Layla