Pella Early Learning Center

Pella, IA

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Welcome to Pella Early Learning Center

About Us

A warm welcome and fun learning experience await you and your child at Pella Early Learning Center (PELC). PELC provides your child with:Main Building

  • Safe environment
  • Qualified staff
  • Creative and challenging curriculum
  • Established objectives
  • Fenced in playground area
  • Benchmarks for each classroom



 Mission Statement: Pella Early Learning Center will provide quality childcare and maintain high standards for the child, parent/guardian, staff and community in a developmentally appropriate learning Environment.




Programs at the Center

Infant – 3 years

INFANTS: 6 weeks – 1 year

Children play and explore new things in a safe, nurturing environment, always open to parents.

TODDLERS: 1 - 2 years old

Each day, children participate in fun activities that encourage gross and fine motor skills, language development, thinking skills, crafts, music, exploration, and play.

TODDLERS: 2 – 3 years old

Directed activities include gross & fine motor skills and self-help skills. Stories, songs, calendar and dramatic play help develop language skills. Art & play sessions are integrated into daily activities.

Additionally, your 3 year old will experience the Handwriting Without Tears program, which teaches children letters in a playful way.

4 – 10 years

Preschool: 4 - 5 years old

This full-day program is dedicated to the child’s need for active and quiet play.

Houghton Mifflin is the primary educational resource for Rising Stars. Houghton Mifflin is a research-based “hands on, minds on” curriculum - engaging your child and getting them excited about learning. They are exposed to letter recognition, phonemic awareness, math principles and important social skills.

Twice a year, parent-teacher conferences are held to discuss developmental expectations and readiness to enter kindergarten.

School: 5 - 10 years old

Before and after-school activities, and a full time summer program, are offered for school-age children. Summer vacation & school breaks permit field trips, sports, crafts, and other group activities.