About Us

The Early Learning Center provides a safe and nurturing learning environment for preschool age children of all cultural backgrounds and abilities. We believe that learning takes place primarily through exploratory play. We offer a variety of both directed and non-directed activities to encourage children to develop a strong sense of curiosity, self-esteem, and independence.
Our Philosophy
What is the Early Learning Center?
The Early Learning Center was incorporated in January 1975, for the purpose of providing a unique preschool program for children in the Ann Arbor area. The corporation has a non-profit status and is operated by a Board of Trustees consisting of parents of present or former students. It is licensed by the State of Michigan and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Who may attend the Early Learning Center?
There are three basic requirements for enrollment. The child must:

1. have attained the age of two years and six months.
2. be toilet trained.
3. have the "clearance" of a licensed physician.

Special needs children are eligible for enrollment. See the director for details. No child will be refused admission on the basis of race, creed, sex, religion, or national origin.

Our Programs
Early Learning Center
3070 Redwood Drive
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108 Phone: (734) 973-7722