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Young girls hugging outside of the ELC
What if your child’s first experience with school was full of joy, wonder, and great teaching? Come explore kindergarten openings at the Early Learning Community for the 2023-2024 school year. Schedule a tour and experience what we’re all about!   
Children learn from teacher in the Cedar Classroom.
The Early Learning Community (ELC) still has a few open spots for the 2023-2024 school year in our blended 3rd/4th grade classroom. Children attending the ELC encounter a richly stimulating learning environment and nurturing, creative teachers.
Children make funny faces with hands over eyes.
Looking for a different school experience for your child — one filled with curiosity, discovery and exploring the world outside? The Early Learning Community (ELC) still has a few open spots in our 2023-2024 kindergarten class!
Child holds butterfly on their finger.
The Early Learning Community's 15th Anniversary Gala & Auction is soon — have you registered yet? Join us the evening of Saturday, April 29, for drinks, delicious bites, and a time to reconnect with ELC friends, old and new. Tickets are $50 with all proceeds going to support the incredible teachers, staff, and programming at the ELC.
Girl looking into a glass jar in nature.
Pacific's Early Learning Community Summer Camp offers an intentional and child-focused approach to play and learning. Register your child soon for the Preschool/Kindergarten cohort. Spots are filling up quickly!
student and teacher
Join the ELC for the 2022-2023 School Year. Now enrolling 3rd/4th grade!
An early class at the Early Learning Community, including current Pacific student Skylar Sanchez '25
From preschool to becoming undergraduates, two students have grown up at Pacific University.
Teachers and students in ELC Cedar Classroom
Registration is now available for the new blended third- and fourth-grade class. Enrollment will be limited to 20 students, with approximately 10 students at each grade level. Limited spaces also remain in preschool, kindergarten and a blended first-second grade class for the fall.
Parents and children at the Brim Learning Center during pandemic
On Fridays, families arrive one by one at the Brim Family Outdoor Learning Center at Pacific University. Completed just last year, the outdoor learning space and gazebo classroom were meant to augment hands-on discovery and nature opportunities for students in the university’s Early Learning Community — a preschool through second-grade demonstration school operated by Pacific’s College of Education.
Children playing in the Cedar Classroom.
A new donor-supported outdoor classroom in the Early Learning Community gives Pacific's youngest students an innovative place to explore and future teachers a place to transform education.