Since 1969, St. John Lutheran Early Learning Center (ELC) has been providing quality Christ-centered early childhood education in Darien. Many parents choose the school because of a personal recommendation from another family whose children have attended it. Alumni of the school enroll their own children because they want them to experience the same caring, nurturing, and supportive environment they did as a preschooler. Here are some comments from parents whose children have attended the ELC:


"The loving family environment means a lot to me and my husband."

"Such a wonderful place with a loving staff!  My daughter loves school and is learning so much!"


"Excellent, academic, loving and godly environment that offers many extra services and extra curricular activities.  Great community and family feel. I sent three kids here for preschool and do not regret it."

"[We] appreciate your dedication to not only developing our child intellectually and emotionally, but to also making sure she is safe and healthy as well."

"I really appreciate your concern and attention to [our son] and all of the children in your class! They are very blessed to have you!!"

"Hearing him talk about you and about what he is learning in school warms my heart, and I'm so thankful you are a part of shaping him into the person he will become."
"My daughter had attended a different area preschool and we had planned for our son to attend the same, but after his experience at St. John ELC, we chose to have him stay for all of his preschool years. In conversations with friends and neighbors, I have never met a person who has not commented that St. John ELC has always had one of the best preschool programs around. It is a unique program because it is a stand alone, faith-based preschool, so it has the advantage of doing preschool only and doing it well."

"St. John Lutheran Early Learning Center is a safe, nurturing, enjoyable preschool for children. My child LOVES school and is confident and comfortable there. Hearing my child talk about the teachers and about what he is learning in school warms my heart. I feel my child has grown academically, spiritually, and socially. The staff is sincerely interested in each child's family. I like that I can get immediate feedback if I have a question or concern about my child's development. The on-site enrichment classes are convenient because I do not have to drive my child somewhere else to benefit from them. I'm so thankful that St. John ELC is part of shaping my child into the person he will become."




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