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About Us

The Mission of Elizabeth's Early Learning Center is to provide every child with affectionate and personalized care in a safe environment.  We focus on providing for the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive developmental needs of children in an age-appropriate manner.

About Us

Child & Adult Care Food Program

​Elizabeth's Early Learning Center is a sponsor of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The same meals will be available at no separate charge to all participants at this facility without regard to  race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.


Elizabeth’s Early Learning Center has been recognized as an accredited early childhood education program by the National Association for the Education of Young Children  (NAEYC).  Less than 10% of schools in the nation have obtained this accreditation.  From our inception, our priority has been to uphold the very highest standards in early childhood education.


Our Programs

Elizabeth’s Early Learning Center was established in 1997 by Elizabeth M. Forsyth as a not-for-profit early learning center.  The Center is inclusive to all children.  In addition to providing one of the finest childcare facilities in Virginia, Elizabeth Forsyth also created an endowment that provides financial assistance to families and benefits all children at EELC.  


The Center provides year-round, full-day childcare services and early childhood education for children ages 6 weeks through kindergarten.  The Center embraces all children regardless of race, ethnicity, socio-economic level, religion, or ability.

Sunshine Club

Become a monthly donor and be part of EELC’s Sunshine Club.The Sunshine Club is a group of members dedicated to making QUALITY early childhood development more affordable for members in our community.


Rates & Availability

Every August, new classes are formed based on the birthdates of the children.  In order to be considered for admission as openings occur, parents are required to submit a Wait List Application and pay a fee of $25. Openings in all classrooms will be filled from our Wait List.  To download the Wait List Application, click HERE

Weekly Rates


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Parent Info

Parent Information

2023-2024 School Calendar

Weekly Menu

23-24 School Calendar

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Family Handbook


Thank You to All of our 3rd Annual Kentucky Derby Gala Sponsors!

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Contact Us

Contact Us


2320 Bedford Ave.
Lynchburg, VA 24503

Staff E-mails

Holland Coleman, Executive Director


Angie McFadden, Office Manager



​Jane Gerdy, Education Coordinator



434-528-5674 (Fax)

Hours of Operation

Mon - Fri

7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Classroom E-mails

Mike Moring, Financial Manager


Julia Wingfield, CACFP


Carolyn Jones, Technology

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