Early Childhood Learning Center
The Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) at Wilshire is a licensed early care program in Dallas and has been serving children for more than 25 years. Our preschool program is conveniently located in the Lakewood area, near the heart of Dallas, for easy access. We offer a comprehensive approach to education for early learners who turn 3 months old by Sept. 1. Typically, children who enter and complete our ECLC preschool are prepared socially, emotionally, physically, spiritually and cognitively to move into a kindergarten setting.
Dates and times
ECLC is a part-year, part-day program. Our program operates on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for all ages. Our 2023-2024 school year will begin Sept. 5, 2023, the Tuesday after Labor Day. We will finish our school year on May 16, 2024.
Our ECLC summer program is held for six weeks on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., typically from mid-June through July. Registration for summer 2024 will begin in March. Summer session spaces are limited; current students are placed first.
Wilshire’s ECLC teachers take a structured yet individualized approach to learning. The Frog Street curriculum is a research- and brain-based curriculum. It allows our teachers to use age-appropriate learning activities while providing experiences in language development, cognitive development, social-emotional development and physical development. This helps prepare children for a successful transition to school after finishing ECLC. Developmentally appropriate activities lay the foundation for language, reading, writing and math skills. Our program emphasizes the exploration of God’s world and God’s love for us along with the development of social and emotional skills.