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Kirksville R-III School District

Early Childhood Learning Center


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ECLC Mission

The mission of the Early Childhood Learning Center is to provide a high quality, comprehensive program that supports the desired child outcomes and promotes academic success for eligible children and families. We are committed to providing a positive learning and social environment that will lead to the Kirksville Schools mission statement: Empowering 21st century learners to create their success, build their community and better the world.

We strive to:

  • Provide an environment for all children to have the opportunity to make choices concerning their activities, as they acquire knowledge, skills and the ability to solve problems.
  • Provide an environment for children to construct knowledge and values through interaction with peers, parents, other adults and active exploration of the physical and social environments.
  • Provide an environment for children to learn and develop through interactions and influences of social, emotional and physical development.
  • Provide an opportunity for families to be an influential part of their child’s learning.
  • Provide an environment that promotes physical development with indoor and outdoor activities with movement experiences.
  • Provide an environment where children exhibit individual differences in their development of competencies.
  • Provide an environment for children to develop social and emotional development.
  • Provide open, trusting and respectful communication with parents and families in order for children to have a smooth transition between home and school.