VILONIA EARLY LEARNING CENTER
The Vilonia Early Learning Center / ABC Preschool is a wonderful early childhood program. We strive daily to provide early learning experiences for children that align with the Arkansas’ Child Development Early Learning Standards (CDELS).
Ongoing communication is encouraged and extremely valued. We recognize that every child, parent/family member, teacher, support staff and administrator has a vital role in our school family. We plan with intention to create joyful learning environments which are research-based, early childhood best practices to enrich every student, every day.
Please contact us today to find out how you can be a part of the Vilonia Early Learning Center school family.
Dr. Cynthia Booker, Director
Vilonia Early Learning Center / ABC Preschool
5 Naylor Road, Vilonia, AR 72173
"Where little Eagles learn to fly!"
Programs & Hours
The Vilonia Early Childhood Learning Center serves 145 children. The center offers extended day hours for working parents and provides care for qualified children whose parent is activated for overseas military duty. A summer program is also available.
7:00am – 4:00pm, Monday – Friday
Tuition-based enrollment Extended-Day:
6:30am – 6:00pm, Monday – Friday
Arkansas Better Chance (ABC) enrollment:
7:30am – 3:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
7:00am – 2:00pm Wednesday
The center offers a core curriculum that is approved by the state Early Childhood Curriculum Committee. Research-based early childhood best practices used in our daily curriculum include Reggio-inspired environments and teacher provocations as well as the Conscious Discipline program which is embedded in our daily routines.
All staff attends required workshops, staff development, and trainings each year. The center provides daily nurturing experiences for children in a safe and caring environment equipping children with skills for positive development across all domains of learning.
Parental -Community Involvement
Parental involvement as well as community involvement is encouraged by the staff.
The Vilonia School District Parent Center provides several opportunities throughout the year for family enrichment activities. Each day the center has volunteer staff that provides numerous services to the children. Those volunteers include AmeriCorp members, parents, local college students and several Vilonia High School students from the FACS and “Learn and Serve” programs.
The program maintains the highest standards necessary to be licensed as a child care center within the state of Arkansas. We hold the highest quality level licensed as a “Better Beginnings Level 3” licensed center. Better Beginnings is Arkansas’ quality rating improvement system established by the Arkansas Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education Child Care Approval System.