• Rev. William J. Watters, S.J., President
  • Erica Meadows, Director
  • Sharon Wheaden-West, Executive Assistant
  • Aurelia Burt, Program Coordinator
  • Candra Healy, Development Director
  • Mary Beth Orrson, Development Specialist
  • Maureen C. Locher, Development Associate
  • Kate Flores, Web Administrator

May 2019:

LELC President Rev. William J. Watters, S.J., delivered Loyola University Maryland's 2019 graduation address and received an honorary  Doctorate of Humane Letters for his dedication to the children of Baltimore.

September 2017:

LELC has been featured in The Baltimore Sun​! Click the button below to read the article.

About Us

March 2019:

Our 3-year-old students at LELC helped teachers assemble bags for Viva House! Click the button below to see photos.

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.


March 2019:

LELC is excited to welcome Candra Healy as the new full-time Director of Development! Click the button below to read the press release.

Mission Statement


Year-Round Updates:

Check us out on Instagram!

September 2017:
A news update from the Jesuits' Maryland Province chronicles the opening days of the LELC, and outlines the LELC's plans for the immediate and near future. Click the button below to read the article.



  • Ann Bollinger, Teacher
  • Danielle Dawkins, Teacher
  • Melissa Walker, Teacher
  • Kellie Waters, Teacher
  • Emily Caine, Assistant Teacher
  • Kamaria Fullwood, Assistant Teacher
  • Imani Sims, Assistant Teacher
  • Ivonna Williams, Assistant Teacher