Programs

Infant

6 Weeks – 12 Months
Village Early Learning Center Infant Program

Infants are rapidly growing, learning, and changing. Between the cooing and cuddling, our teachers delight in your baby’s every advancement and provide endless opportunities for development and discovery.
From rocking and thoughtful interaction, to story time and nap time, to singing and talking, Village Early Learning Center teachers provide just what your baby needs, all in a safe, clean, healthy environment. Our program is the best in the area. Come see for yourself. Contact Us.

 

Toddler

12 – 23 Months
Village Early Learning Center 18-24 Months ProgramToddlers are little busybodies. At Village Early Learning Center, that’s okay. We balance individual attention with group activities and ensure that your toddler is using all that energy in productive ways. From trying all the playground equipment to experimenting with art, we give toddlers plenty of opportunities to investigate, explore and play in a safe, secure, yet stimulating environment.
Our unique blend of education and care meets emotional needs while promoting good social skills and learning. And in accordance with our Village Early Learning Center curriculum new concepts are introduced when your child is ready, not on a set timeline.

 

Twos

24 – 30/36 Months
Village Early Learning Center Twos ProgramThere’s nothing terrible about two’s – they’re just beginning to test their independence, influence and control. At this age, children are making huge strides, and our specially designed program provides lots of guidance along with the independence they crave.
And the exclusive Village Early Learning Center curriculum is designed to nurture all the different ways that children can be smart – from building an architectural masterpiece to creating an interpretive dance.

 

Young Threes

30 – 36 Months
Village Early Learning Center Threes ProgramAs a Young Three your child is transitioning from a toddler to a preschool student. Chatting with friends increases verbal and social skills. Solving shape puzzles strengthens problem-solving skills, while drawing and painting nurture creativity. Young Three teachers work to foster self-esteem during one-on-one journal time and in group activities. As preparation for moving into our exclusive Village Early Learning Center preschool curriculum, we introduce one concept at a time, so your child feels proud, not frustrated.
Because this curriculum recognizes that there are many different ways to be smart, your child will learn to love learning. And that means your Young Three will really be prepared.

 

Preschool

3 – 4 Years
Village Early Learning Center Preschool ProgramNow is the time to truly start discovering the world. What better place to start than at The Village Early Learning Center? Our exclusive Village Early Learning Center curriculum was designed to encourage exploration and embrace all the different ways that children excel. Aligned with standards set forth by national accrediting associations, this curriculum helps children expand on their own unique gifts or “smarts.” And it works: a recent kindergarten readiness study showed that in just six months, children in our program made educational gains usually expected after a full year.

 

Pre-Kindergarten | Brandon’s Premier VPK Program

4 -5 Years
Village Early Learning Center VPK Voluntary Pre-Kindergarden ProgramThe Village Early Learning Center has been a leader in Florida’s Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten initiative since the program was implemented in 2002. At The Village ELC, PreK students acquire a strong foundation of skills on which they build their future academic success. Beyond the basics, students are consistently presented with new opportunities and challenges that encourage social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development and ensure that they are well-equipped for success when they enter kindergarten.
Village PreK students learn from credentialed teachers in a spacious and engaging environment. Beyond the classroom, students expand their creativity and hone their problem-solving skills as they enjoy generous outdoor play areas, an art studio, and two unique Outdoor Classrooms.
For more information about eligibility and to learn how to obtain the required VPK certificate, visit www.elchc.org.

Summer VPK | Brandon’s Premier VPK Program

4 -5 Years
The Village Early Learning Center is proud to offer Summer VPK. Designed for students who will be entering kindergarten in the Fall and who have not yet attended the Florida VPK Program, Summer VPK at The Village offers an excellent opportunity for children to enter kindergarten with the knowledge and skills that will help them have a successful kindergarten experience.
The 2017 Summer VPK program begins on June 1, 2017 and ends on July 27, 2017. Classes are held Monday Through Friday from 8:00am to 3:30pm, and a nutritious lunch and two healthy snacks are included at no additional cost. Tuition is covered by the VPK program, and early drop off and extended learning hours are available for an additional fee.
Registration must be made in person at The Village Early Learning Center. The teacher-to-student ratio is 1:11, and teachers have a bachelor degree or higher. Enrollment for Summer VPK begins in January 2017 and closes when the class reaches capacity. Contact Tami Howell at 813-651-0779 for more information.

For more information about eligibility and to learn how to obtain the required VPK certificate, visit www.elchc.org.

 

S.T.E.A.M. Adventure Club

The Village Early Learning Center offers an exceptional after-school program that combines guidance and security with independent exploration to give school age children the freedom and structure they need. Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) are woven into the curriculum to create a fun, engaging, learning experience. Your child can choose from a wide variety of activities:
~Arts and crafts, dramatic play
~Science, technology, and engineering exploration
~Field trips, games, community projects
~Social interaction and teamwork activities
~Homework and study
~Engaging, organized outdoor recreation

 

School Break Adventure Camps (Summer, Winter, and Spring Break)

The Village offers top quality camps during weeks when Hillsborough County Public Schools are closed for breaks. Both academic and fun,  these programs are designed to address the unique needs and interests of children ages 6-11.