Early Learning Center

The ELC will RE-OPEN on Tuesday, May 26th @ 6:30 am.  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 development in the areas of spiritual, physical, social, emotional and mental.
  - 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 wks to 18 mos              $157                                   $680
18 mos to 3 yrs               $152                                   $658
3 yrs to 5 yrs                   $148                                   $641
Other Fees

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.