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ALECC Director's Message

Welcome to the Ascension Lutheran Early Childhood Center!

I am incredibly proud to be the Director of Ascension Lutheran Early Childhood Center; we have an extraordinary staff who truly love what they do each day, a beautiful new state of the art facility, and we are actively engaged in a thriving One Ascension community. I have had the privilege of teaching ECE for 25 years before beginning my ECE administration here at ALECC. As an educator and a mom, I recognize the importance of a high-quality program in the early years of a child’s life and am confident that the environment here at Ascension Lutheran Early Childhood Center nurtures the whole child, loves all individual learners, and provides each child a safe place to grow.

We believe deeply in the experience of early childhood, and each day our extraordinary teachers create an environment that nurtures the minds and little bodies of our young learners. Our teachers facilitate problem solving, encourage collaboration, instill empathy, and foster independent thinkers through play-based opportunities. Our young learners are given the time and space to grow socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively, and spiritually.
We are a Certified Nature Explore Classroom and are committed to providing quality outdoor classroom experiences to all students, infants through 5 years of age. We know that children learn best through authentic, hands-on experiences; our students spend large amounts of time investigating and exploring our outdoor classroom environments. 

ALECC teachers and staff recognize the individual that each young child represents; every student has unique life experiences, learning styles, and ways of taking in the world in which we live. We nurture the whole child and encourage a love of learning, an appreciation for others, and a strong sense of self-value. We respect and celebrate each child, the family in which they belong, and our relationships with each other.

ALECC is proud to be a part of a thriving One Ascension community who actively lives out our Christian faith in all that we do each day! We are confident that the experiences our students have are laying a foundation for a lifetime of faith and establishing a sense of stewardship in God’s beautiful world.  

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Jenni McCoy
Director of the Early Childhood Center