A warm welcome & fun learning experience await you and your child at Pella Early Learning Center (PELC). 

PELC provides your child with:

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

We know your child’s activities are important to you every day.  At the end of each day, a report is sent home with  each child – documenting their significant activities and experiences.

Pella Early Learning Center 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.


Our nonprofit Center was organized in 1974 as a service to the community of Pella and the surrounding areas.  Our staff consists of a Director, qualified teachers, cooks and volunteers.  They are trained in child growth and development in order to give your child the best care and to provide a developmentally appropriate learning environment.

PELC is a tax-exempt, non-profit, childcare Center.  The Center is committed to:

  • Provide a safe, secure environment where each staff member assumes the responsibility to encourage your child’s social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development based on the developmental levels and interests of your child.
  • Provide a daily schedule that includes routines, yet is flexible enough to encourage spontaneity.
  • Provide a nurturing environment for all children ages 6 weeks through 10 years, regardless of sex, race, disability, color, national origin, or religious creed.