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Early Learning Center (ELC)
ACDS partners with the Early Learning Center in Barrington.
The ELC serves at-risk preschool students starting at the age of 3 in the
Barrington 220 School District August - May.
ELC website: https://elc.barrington220.org/about-elc/contact
Recommended developmental milestones resource by age: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones/index.html
If families would like to sign up their child for a free developmental screening, fill out the screening form here: https://elc.barrington220.org/families/screening-forms
ELC students receive free bus service to and from ACDS through
Barrington Transportation Company.
2023 - 2024 School Year
ELC Special School Year Rate: $1000
Students may start their day at ELC and then be bussed to Atonement. Arrival is usually around 11:00am. Students are met at the bus and transitioned inside to the age appropriate Full Day classroom for the remainder of morning curriculum and then move into a catered lunch and recess in our full sized gymnasium and our 2 new state of the art playgrounds, followed by rest time and afternoon programming.
Pick up is before 5:30pm.
For students who attend ELC in the afternoon, students will start their day at ACDS with a 7:30am drop off time and will move through morning curriculum and lunch and then will be escorted to board the bus to ELC around 11:45am.
Both options fee schedule includes the option to attend ACDS when ELC is not in session due to their screening days.
2023 - 2024 School Year
ELC Enrichment/Lunch Bunch Option
Students will start their day at ELC and then be bussed to Atonement. Arrival is usually
around 11:00am. Students are met at the bus and transitioned inside to our Enrichment
Program. Students will receive a catered lunch and will have recess in our full sized
gymnasium and our 2 new state of the art playgrounds. After recess, students will attend
our Enrichment Programming. For course specifics such as pricing and course
descriptions and schedule, please visit our Enrichment page.
Pick up is 2:30pm.
ACDS Program Offerings
A year-round Full-Day preschool and Kindergarten with extended hours, from age 7 weeks to 7 years.
A traditional Part-Day preschool for your child, from age 2 to 5.
ACDS partners with the Early Learning Center in Barrington. The ELC serves at-risk preschool students in the
Barrington 220 School District.