Early Learning Center

The ELC is open and now enrolling for specific age groups.

For more information call the church at (205) 426-1910.


“Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it."  Proverbs 22:6

The ELC is a gospel ministry of Riverside Baptist Church.  We use "The Gospel Project" material from Lifeway for all our Bible studies and the A Beka curriculum along with Handwriting Without Tears (4k) for learning.  Our program is designed to focus on a child’s life skills that develop during the early formative years. 


We Promise...
  - A Bible based, Christ centered educational program for preschoolers, ages 6 weeks to 4K.
  - Every child to feel loved, cared for and respected as an individual.  
  - A clean, safe and secure Learning environment
  - An environment to enhance a child’s spiritual, physical, social, emotional and mental development.
  - To fulfill  the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37-40)
  - To fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20)

Tuition and Fees:
Age                         Weekly Tuition                    Monthly Tuition

6 week – 18 mo           $162                                   $702

18 mo – 3 yr                $157                                   $680

3 yr – 5 yr                    $153                                   $663


Registration Fee:  $100.00 (Due annually and non-refundable)
Supply, Activity, Snack Fee: $75.00 Due once a  year in September.

There is a $10.00 discount for each additional child, youngest Child’s tuition pays in full.

Hours of Operation: Monday thru Friday 6:30 AM till 6:00 PM*
*A Late Fee will be charged when a parent is late picking up after 6 pm.

We follow the Shelby County School system inclement weather plan (delayed openings, early dismissals and closings).  You can access the Shelby County website at http://www.shelbyed.k12.al.us for detailed information.

Holidays Observed:
New Year’s Eve: close at 2 PM
New Year’s Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
July 4th
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day, & Friday
Christmas Eve (12/24)
Christmas Day (12/25)
Day After Christmas (12/26)

In addition, we are closed the week of Spring Break.  No services are rendered therefore no tuition is due that week.  Field Trips will be scheduled at a later date for 4K class only. These activities will require an additional cost.


Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students:

Riverside Baptist Church’s Early Learning Center admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the Center. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational or admissions policies.