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Early Learning Center

PRESCHOOL ROOMS OPEN NOW - Infants and Toddlers Opening Soon!

Welcome to Westchester Lutheran Early Learning Center

We have a new name and logo for our preschool. So, what is the difference between “Early Learning Center” and “Preschool” ?

Well, first of all, we are adding infant and toddler rooms to the facility and so we will be caring for children age 6 weeks through 4 years. The word “Early” captures that age group.

Second, as we build on the over 50 years of early education that WLC has provided to the community, we are moving into the current best practices for the education of very young children. The research in early childhood has built and changed considerably over the past 20 years. Instead of children sitting at tables and doing worksheets, the focus is on helping the child develop not only cognitively, but also emotionally, socially, physically, and …. something special we offer…develop spiritually. “Learning” is what the children are doing every day…but in ways that are appropriate for this age group – hands on learning through play.

How does learning take place? By offering activities each day planned to develop various skills, by providing environments both inside and outside that stimulate children’s interest, causing them to explore, discover, and creatively think and plan. We are looking forward to putting together these rich environments for each age group.

We are targeting to open in early fall 2021 for 2-to-4 year old’s, followed shortly after with an infant and toddler program.

We are excited to announce that Mrs. Shirley Becker has been appointed as the new Early Learning Center Director. Mrs. Becker has been the Director of First Lutheran of Torrance for 25 years. During that time, she expanded the program from a small preschool to include an infant toddler program that has served over 160 children from 6 weeks to 5 years. We are excited to have her share her expertise!

Attached are the brochure for our Early Learning Center and the application form. If you are interested in enrolling your child, please complete the attached application form and follow the instructions below.

1) Download the application form and fill out completely.

2) Please submit the application form by email to or in person to the school office from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

3) We will call you to confirm if we have an opening for your child.

4) ONCE YOU'RE CONFIRMED FOR A SPOT, you must pay the non-refundable registration fee of $175. Fee must be paid by check or cash in person at the office.

To view and to print a brochure:  CLICK HERE

To complete the Application Form: CLICK HERE
Dear parents, please note the parent handbook referred to on the application is coming soon.


Chapel Faith Curriculum - To read more and to print a copy  CLICK HERE

Snack Chart  - To read more and to print a copy CLICK HERE