ywca greater cleveland

Early Learning Center

About the ELC | Location & Hours | Staff & Curriculum | Step Up to Quality

One of the hallmarks of the Early Learning Center is our strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We have created a wonderful environment where diversity is celebrated – and this is greatly valued by the parents and families of the children enrolled here. In teaching children to respect each other, we are establishing a cultural and social foundation that will be with them for life.

Take a quick glance into any of the classrooms at the Early Learning Center, and you will see that the children in this unique program are a true reflection of the local community. The Center welcomes children and families of all races, ethnicities, religions, socio-economic status and other dimensions of difference.

In addition to the Creative Curriculum model of learning, the center has an emphasis on science and math education. The Early Learning Center provides engaging activities and a project-based learning approach, which allow infants, toddlers and pre-school aged children to develop at their own pace.

Students from the Early Learning Center pre-kindergarten class have graduated on to Cleveland’s most prestigious schools including: Cleveland School of the Arts, Campus International School, Intergenerational School, E-PREP, Cleveland Heights School District, Shaker Heights School District and Urban Community School.

Times & Locations

The Early Learning Center is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and is currently enrolling children 6 weeks to 5 years of age. It is conveniently located at 4019 Prospect Avenue in Midtown Cleveland – minutes from downtown and University Circle.

How to Enroll

Listen to our recent mentions on WCPN! 15-second Spot #1, 15-second spot #2, 30-second spot

For more information

Contact Teresa Sanders
216.881.6878 x 242

Tour the ELC How to Enroll


Teresa Sanders
Vice President of Programs and Operations,


“It’s easier to go back to work when you feel good about the care that your child is receiving.”
- ELC parent


We provide transformative services in three focus areas. Get involved!