Principal's Welcome

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year at the NAEYC Accredited, Early Learning Center at Park Hills. I am very excited about working with each of you as we embark upon our new journey together.
If you are new to the school, I look forward to getting to know you and your child. Therefore, I would love for you to stop by and introduce yourselves. I’ll be delighted to tell you all the wonderful things we have in store for you and your child this school year.
Wanda Owens-Jackson
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Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer
The dog days of summer are alive and well on Monday morning as students build their reading skills while bonding with adoptable dogs that are always willing to lend an ear. The program is in partnership with the Spartanburg Humane Society and is part of the State Department’s Read To Succeed initiative, which has a goal of all students becoming proficient readers by the end of third grade.
Jennifer Dowis, the Summer Reading Camp Coordinator, notes the program is proving to be a huge success. Before camp started two weeks ago, many of the young readers didn’t feel good about reading aloud, according to Dowis. Now they feel more confident in their reading skills and also feel safe when reading to a dog. Though the children believe they are teaching the dogs to read, in fact, with the dog as the attentive audience (and an occasional assist from the volunteer partner), they are actually teaching themselves. According to the children, however, reading is about the dog, not about them. No embarrassment. No pressure.
The premise is that good dogs are good medicine and that the dogs will continue to help children become better readers for many years to come.
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Please look under QuickLinks for the Registration Form.
You may contact us during the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 594-4465.

Friendly Reminders

Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Breakfast ends at 8:15 for car riders.
Always send a note explaining your child’s absences from school.
Early Dismissal ends at 12:00 P.M. Written excuses may be required.
All car riders must be picked up by 2:30. Be on-time to receive your child from the school bus.
Students should always be walked to the school bus.
Students should always be picked up from the bus stop.
Do not park across the street for drop-off or pick-up.
Remember The ELC dress code when entering the building.
Shades should not be worn in the building by men or women for safety reasons.
Men should remove their hats upon entering the building.
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Mission and Vision

Our mission is to prepare children for kindergarten.
Our vision, at the ELC, is to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment utilizing best practices that lay the foundation for school readiness.

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