Elizabeth's Early Learning Center, Inc. was established in 1997, as a not-for-profit childcare center. EELC is the result of the community's effort and the vision of one special individual, Mrs. Elizabeth Forsyth. A lifelong resident of Lynchburg and active community builder, Mrs. Forsyth demonstrated her commitment to EELC and to the local community by making financially possible the transformation of a shell building into one of the finest childcare facilities in Virginia. Additionally, she created an endowment that benefits all children at EELC. The Center also receives support from the local community, University of Lynchburg, EELC staff and parents. Everyone plays an important role in maintaining and enhancing EELC.
The Center provides year-round, full-day childcare services and early childhood education for more than 200 children, ages 6 weeks through kindergarten. The Center embraces all children regardless of race, ethnicity , socio-economic level, religion or ability.
The Mission of Elizabeth's Early Learning Center is to provide every child with affectionate and personalized care in a safe environment. We focus on providing for the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive developmental needs of children in an age-appropriate manner.
Elizabeth's Early Learning Center is a sponsor of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The same meals will be available at no separate charge to all participants at this facility without regard to race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.