About Us
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

LELC reopened in August 2020 for two weeks to complete our "Kindergarten Readiness Bootcamp" for our Pre-K-4 graduates. On September 8, 2020, the school reopened to welcome our returning students and new Pre-K-2 class.

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Early Learning Center

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. LELC serves a diverse group of two to five-year-old boys and girls from families of slender means in Baltimore City and of registered families of St. Ignatius Parish. The Center addresses the holistic development of children: their physical, spiritual, emotional, cognitive, social, behavioral, and cultural growth, preparing them for kindergarten and capable of meeting the challenges of elementary school and beyond. Scholarships are awarded to every child accepted from low-income families in Baltimore City to attend LELC.

Applications for the 2021-2022 school year will be available in Spring 2021. Children must be two, three, or four years of age by the first day of school to be eligible for one of our programs.

School Reopening

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.