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The Early Learning Center of Woodland Church


5824 Berkley Drive
New Orleans, LA 70131
(504) 394-8781


The Early Learning Center of Woodland Presbyterian Church has operated for over 50 years in the Old Aurora neighborhood of Algiers and is well respected throughout the Greater New Orleans area. The ELC offers a part time, Christian Developmental Program from 9am-12pm for ages 1 – 4. Lunch Bunch is our extended day option from 12pm-2pm. Sunbuddies is our 4-week summer camp program during the month of July.

The curriculum at the ELC is based on sound principles regarding brain development, mastery orientation, emotional well-being, and spiritual growth. We adopt the educational philosophy that play, through age-appropriate activities in a child-paced environment, is the best method of learning in early childhood and forms the strongest foundation for later academic achievement.

Various topics are introduced during the year through reading, dramatic play, art, movement, music, and other creative methods. Classroom activities are supplemented with a weekly chapel service, a music class, and a variety of outside resources. The playground includes equipment specifically designed to foster gross motor skill development.