About Nelson County Early Learning Center

Welcome to the Nelson County Early Learning Center

In August 2011, all preschool students were moved from the elementary schools to our central location at 1200 Cardinal Drive.  We have seven classrooms, a large multipurpose room, a cafeteria and a playground. Construction is underway to accommodate three more preschool classes and the district’s before- and after-school child care programs

Coming Up

  • Picture day is Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.
  • Our first family event of the school year is Thursday, Sept.  29, 2016, from 5:30-7 p.m. . . . Fall into School.



Drop Off/Pick Up Information

The AM session runs 8:20-11:20. Students may be dropped off by parents beginning at 7:45. Parents must walk their child to the front door where staff will meet them and receive the child. At 8:00 staff members will be available to assist children from the cars and bus.

Bus and car pick up begins at 11:20. Bus riders will be picked up by their bus monitor in the building. Once buses are load and dismissed, car riders will be escorted to cars by staff members. Parents are given a car number that must be displayed in the window. Staff will not buckle children in car seats as this is the responsibility of the parent to ensure proper restraint and safety.

The PM session runs 12:00-3:00. Bus riders are escorted to the building by their bus monitor where school staff will receive them. Parents are allowed to drop their child with staff at the front door, or they may walk them to their classroom.

Mission Statement

We are a safe student-focused school for children to receive early learning interventions for kindergarten readiness and lifelong skills.

Vision Statement

To achieve our mission, we will be a student-focused, results-oriented team that takes ownership of each child and shares knowledge and resources.

Dress Code

The Early Learning Center does not have a dress code. We ask that children wear appropriate clothing for the weather. Tennis shoes should be worn in order to fully participate in gross motor activities.