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 (LELC) is a parish preschool daycare center and early childhood education program, rooted in a Catholic Jesuit tradition of personal care, learning, and spiritual growth. This high-quality preschool learning center located in Baltimore City serves early childhood boys and girls from all income levels all year round. LELC focuses on the holistic development of children: physical, emotional, cognitive, creative, social, behavioral, and spiritual. The full-day learning program, with an added emphasis on parent education and involvement, provides children with the foundation for academic and life success.

April 2017:

LELC has been featured in The Catholic Review!

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Year-Round Updates:

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September 2017:

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

Mission Statement

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.

About Us


  • Rev. William J. Watters, S.J., President
  • Erica Meadows, Director
  • Josephine Verchomin, Executive Assistant
  • Aurelia Burt, Program Coordinator
  • Candra Healy, Development Director
  • Mary Beth Orrson, Development Specialist
  • Kate Flores, Webmaster


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

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.