event summaries

Harvest Party Costume Highlights

    “Everyone has a colorful life. You just have to get out your crayons.” Benay Nordby “Give crayons. Adults are disturbingly impoverished of these magical dream sticks.” Dr. SunWolf “Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons.” Al Hirschfeld

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Face Painting

Back to School Summer Carnival 2018 Wrap Up

  Richmond Heights’ Grand Pointe Healthcare Community and Early Steps Learning Center teamed up to support seniors and children at the First Annual Back to School Carnival on August 4th at Grand Pointe.  This free community event for Richmond Heights offered fun for all ages, including face painting, balloon animals, games, a DJ, vendors and more!  The first 100 kids also received free school supplies.  Thanks for joining in on the fun, Richmond Heights!     A big thanks to

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2017 Year Review in Photos

Happy New Years Eve! Thank you to our Teachers, Staff, Directors, Families and Partners for another wonderful year at Early Steps Learning Center.  We continue to be blessed by working with children everyday.  As we head into 2018 and our 15th year serving the community, we reflect on a year full of growth, exciting events and the joy of the simple everyday experiences.  Some of our fondest memories of 2017…

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Star Performance Employee Recognition

ESLC runs on the heart, passion, energy and talent of our managers, teachers and staff.  We created the Star Performers Program as a way for parents, staff and management to recognize staff members for the big and little things they do!   As you can see from the photos below, it didn’t take long for recognition stars to fill the walls of our 3 centers.  Over 100 stars were written in appreciation of teachers, cooks, and administrators by the parents.

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Holiday Fun Highlight Gallery

The season wouldn’t be complete without our annual visit from Santa.  There is nothing like seeing those precious little faces light up with excitement when he walks into their classroom.  For fun we thought we would also throw in a few photos of our great staff playing pin-the-nose on Rudolph! Happy Holidays!

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Some Clean Field Trip Fun

After our unit studying clothing, our curious learners were excited for our visit to London Cleaners in Willoughby, Ohio.  Our hosts did not disappoint, giving us a fantastic tour and demonstrations.  Many “WOW’s” could be heard, especially at the site of the massive moving garment lines. Thank you, London Cleaners, for being a great neighbor and partner in learning!

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Summer Camp Trolley Tour of Cleveland

Camp Explorer Top 2 Experiences of 2017

While looking back on our fun-tastic summer camp, our Team chose their top 2 Camp Explorer moments from the summer.  It wasn’t an easy task – picking just 2 favorites from a summer filled with great memories!  Thanks to our kids and parents for a great summer! #2 Dance Session with Chuck E Cheese Impossible not to smile when seeing a room full of giggling, dancing and singing little ones. #1 Trolley Tour of CLE There is nothing like taking

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Applebaum Training

ESLC Staff attended Applebaum Training, “In our Hands, Tomorrow Future” held in Independence OH on March 19, 2016. Teachers were given day to day strategies in working with children in the early childhood setting. Topics included gaining respect and responsibility, recognizing autism, classroom behavior management, literacy making stories come alive and much more.  

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