After many years spread throughout various elementary schools, we are thrilled to be 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:
- Full day program
- Morning or afternoon programs (determined by age)
- Five-day program
- Three-day program (Special Education only: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
- Two-day program (Special Education only: Thursday, Friday)
We are proud to offer 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. 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). I am blessed to be starting my 33rd year in Avon Schools. My teaching career started right here at White Oak many years ago and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to build and grow Avon's very first Early Learning Center.
For the 2022-2023 school year, we will have three full day classes, eight half-day sections of community preschool, and twelve sections of developmental preschool. We offer our children a a large indoor gross motor area, a large age-appropriate playground adjacent to an enclosed community garden, and easy access to the Avon Outdoor Learning Center. Each renovated preschool classroom has 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. Most importantly, it is going to be a school where your child will develop a lifelong love of learning and exploration.
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. We are also temporarily housing another ACSC program, titled OASIS. This area, also attached to the WOELC, is separated by secure sets of locked doors. (We use the analogy of a duplex.... one building, multiple families, with locked doors in-between.) When OASIS relocates at the end of the 2022-2023 school year, we will once again begin renovating classrooms to expand our Early Learning Center to better meet the needs of our Avon Community.
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
p (317) 544-6700
f (317) 544-6701
Thank you for enrolling your child at the Early Learning Center. We are excited for a brand new school year!