Early Learning Center

The ELC is now hiring for several positions! If you are interested, please give us a call or stop by to fill out an application.


To get your child on our waitlist, please click HERE.


“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 Abeka 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 wk to 18 mo            $162                                   $702

18 mo to  3 yrs           $157                                   $680

3 yrs   to   5 yrs           $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 per week 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 (Observed 12/30/22)
New Year’s Day* (Observed 1/2/23
Good Friday (4/7/23)
Memorial Day (5/29/22)
July 4th
Labor Day (9/5/22)
Thanksgiving Day & Friday (11/24/22 and 11/25/22)
Christmas Eve* (Observed 12/23/22)
Christmas Day* (Observed 12/26/22)
Day After Christmas* (Observed 12/27/22)


*The Center will close three days for Christmas and a day and a half for New Year's every year even if those holidays fall on a weekend.*

In addition, we are closed the week of Shelby County School's Spring Break (3/27/22 through 3/31/22). 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 may 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.