The Loyola Early Learning Center is a year-round parish preschool institution focused on early childhood education, rooted in the Catholic Jesuit tradition of personal care, learning, and spiritual growth, serving a diverse group of two- to five-year-old boys and girls from families of slender means in Baltimore City.  The Center addresses the holistic development of children: their physical, spiritual, emotional, cognitive, social, behavioral, and cultural growth, preparing them for kindergarten and to be capable of meeting the challenges of elementary school and beyond.  Full scholarships are awarded to every child accepted to attend LELC.
The Loyola Early Learning Center develops the skills, attitudes, and concepts needed for success in kindergarten and elementary school and includes:

  • Activities that develop language, speaking, and listening, as well as reading and writing readiness
  • Enhancing social interaction skills
  • Integrating music, drama, and visual arts
  • Exposure to early science and math concepts
  • Daily physical activity to develop gross and fine motor coordination

A child-centered, developmentally appropriate program for children ages 2-5 located at 801 St. Paul Street in Mount Vernon, the center of Baltimore's cultural institutions.

Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now available. Children must be two, three, or four years of age by the first day of school to be eligible for one of our programs.

LELC President Rev. William J. Watters, S.J., delivered Loyola University Maryland's 2019 graduation address during the Jesuit university's 167th commencement on May 18, 2019. Father Watters received an honorary  Doctorate of Humane Letters “for his dedication to the children of Baltimore; for his visionary and innovative leadership, particularly in the field of education; and for his example of Jesuit excellence and values.”

Consider making a gift to LELC in honor of Fr. Watters' leadership by visiting To read the full story, click on the button below. 

Early Learning Center



About Us

Latest News