St. John LaLande Early Childhood Learning Academy
The Early Childhood Learning Academy is operated by St. John LaLande Catholic Church and is incorporated under the auspices of the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph. The Early Childhood Learning Academy provides childcare for children six weeks through Pre-Kindergarten age. Enrollment is open to any child in this age range regardless of race, color, creed or religion.
To learn more about SJL’s ECLA preschool program and daycare, please contact Molly McAnerney, ECLA Director at 229-8343. Tour the facility; meet the staff; discuss curriculum, and fees. While the ECLA is open to the public, parishioners are given first consideration for enrollment openings. Enrollment is based on availability.
Our Mission Statement
Our mission at St. John LaLande Early Childhood Learning Academy is to ensure an environment for children to grow academically, socially, lovingly and spiritually. We provide a safe and caring center for those of the Parish and surrounding areas. Our students will:
- Be inspired to be life long learners
- Be encouraged to be creative and an individual
- Be in a Catholic Centered community
- Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 6:30 am – 6:00 pm
Early Childhood Learning Academy Advisory Board
The board advises the ECLA director and the Parish Operations Manager on ECLA matters. The members are appointed by the director. They meet quarterly to discuss event planning, and oversee ECLA financial aspects.
- Michelle Gros
- Andrea Shellhorn
- Christy Maslak
- Allison Brungardt
- Jennifer Harris
- Candice Coit
- Molly McAnerney