For the first time, we are able to assemble our entire developmental preschool and community preschool programs under one roof. In addition to offering a greater variety of preschool and pre-kindergarten programming to our community, White Oak ELC allows us to offer inclusionary settings for special education students.
Community preschool options include:
- Morning or afternoon programs (determined by age)
- Five-day program
- Three-day program (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
- Two-day program (Tuesday, Thursday)
District leaders have assembled curriculum that is custom tailored to the academic and developmental needs of preschool and pre-kindergarten students. White Oak ELC educators will teach foundational academic curriculum and they will provide multiple social-emotional learning opportunities for students. All this effort is designed to prepare our youngest learners not only for kindergarten but for a lifelong love of learning.
It is with great excitement that I welcome you to the new White Oak Early Learning Center (WOELC).
Renovations are underway and will continue through December, 2021. When renovations are complete, WOELC will have a large cafeteria/activity area, which includes plenty of space for gross-motor development, a designated sensory area, a large age-appropriate playground adjacent to an enclosed community garden, and easy access to the Avon Outdoor Learning Center. Each preschool classroom will have a large bathroom, individual coat and backpack cubbies, a variety of flexible seating and table-space, and lots of natural sunlight. Our color scheme includes natural earthy tones, with highlights of orange, green, yellow, and blue. It's going to be beautiful. More importantly, it's going to be a school to which your children are going to develop a lifelong love of learning!
In addition to the Early Learning Center space, Avon Community School Corporation (ACSC) will also have a large state-of-the-art Professional Development Center. This center, which is attached to the WOELC and separated by a secure set of locked doors, will be home to not only ACSC-hosted professional development, but will also be available for use by members of the community.
Bringing our preschool program (once in three separate Avon schools) into one building, as well as working on an ongoing renovation project projected to be completed in December, is very exciting. But it also brings challenges. We will continue to work through these challenges as the school year progresses. Your patience and understanding is very much appreciated.
Together, we will be sowing seeds and growing greatness. It is going to be an exciting year!
7221 East U.S. Highway 36
Avon, IN 46123
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As you can imagine, we have faced MANY challenges this summer. We are transitioning a preschool, once housed at three elementary buildings, to ONE Early Learning Center. We are in an extensive AND EXCITING renovation project that has phased completion dates of late July, late October, and late December. We are welcoming MANY new staff members, students, and families. We kindly ask for your patience and understanding this school year as we move through each phase of our opening. TOGETHER, we are going to accomplish great things this year and we can’t wait to get started.