EMU Early Learning Center

EMU Early Learning Center bases its early childhood program on principles of child growth and development within a Christian context. We emphasize the growth of trust and independence and the development of a positive self -image in the children we serve.

School Overview

School TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Not Available (School did not report any membership associatons).
Religious AffiliationMennonite
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
Year Founded1977

Student Body

Total Students43 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade EMU Early Learning Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size10 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • EMU Early Learning Center is a laboratory school for the education department at Eastern Mennonite University serving children ages 2-5.  We are a developmental, child-centered program with a learning environment set up to meet physical, cognitive, emotional, and social needs of young children.  Our play-based curriculum offers learning opportunities through block play, cooking, woodworking, drama, art, music, books, and much more.  Teachers have early childhood degrees, assistants are always present, and EMU practicum students also help keep our adult/child ratios low. 

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school and elementary school to EMU Early Learning Center is Eastern Mennonite School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Woodland Montessori School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Harrisonburg
    Grades: K-12 | 357 students
    0.2 miles
    801 Parkwood Drive
    Harrisonburg, VA 22802
    (540) 236-6021
    0.2 K-12
  • Harrisonburg
    Grades: PK-4 | 59 students
    0.3 miles
    1301 Virginia Avenue
    Harrisonburg, VA 22802
    (540) 432-2611
    0.3 PK-4
  • Harrisonburg
    Shenandoah Academy
    Special Education School
    Grades: 4-12 | 17 students
    0.4 miles
    1000 Chicago Ave
    Harrisonburg, VA 22802
    (540) 433-1374
    0.4 4-12
  • Harrisonburg
    Minnick Schools - Harrisonburg
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-8 | 43 students
    0.6 miles
    1661 Virginia Ave
    Harrisonburg, VA 22802
    (540) 437-1814
    0.6 K-8
  • Harrisonburg
    Grades: PK-8 | 110 students
    3.2 miles
    197 Cornerstone Lane
    Harrisonburg, VA 22802
    (540) 432-9816
    3.2 PK-8

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