Early Learning Center

AUM Early Learning Center

The Early Learning Center (ELC) is dedicated to nurturing, supporting and encouraging students as they prepare to enter elementary school. At the same time, the ELC is a model training site and professional development school for future teachers. We serve children from diverse racial groups and ethnic backgrounds–with a variety of academic and social needs–and strive to develop self-directed, self-disciplined, self-responsible children who have a passion for life and a concern for others. 


The AUM College of Education recognizes that the development of a competent, committed, and reflective educator means the development of a Professional Educator.

How do I enroll my child?

If your child is potty trained, please complete the Early Learning Center Application for Enrollment  if you are interested in enrolling your child into the ELC. Emergency Contact Form.

Hours and Academic Calendar

The ELC operates Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. As a university laboratory school, the ELC is open according to the university student calendar. The Early Learning Center Academic Calendar provides more information.

Fees & Payments

A one-time $50 application fee is required for all new students. Flexible tuition payment options are now available.

Class Schedule

The curriculum for the AUM ELC is developmentally appropriate. Learning centers are set up for your child to freely explore the areas in which he or she is interested, following a schedule of daily events.

Faculty and Staff

The faculty and staff of the Early Learning Center are dedicated to nurturing, supporting and encouraging students as they prepare to enter elementary school.


The AUM Early Learning Center is nationally accredited through the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). All staff members have been cleared by the Alabama Bureau of Investigation and Federal Bureau of Investigation and are certified by the Red Cross in CPR and first aid. We strive to maintain a pupil-teacher ratio of 6:1, which affords all children individualized attention.

Parent Information & Events

Parents receive a weekly newsletter to inform them of events occurring in and around the center with instructional areas we are addressing. We also operate a private Facebook group that is updated frequently. 


Contact Us/Take a Tour

The ELC is located on the AUM campus, behind the College of Education building at 7051 Senator’s Drive. Contact Director Laura Wildman at (334) 244-3772 or email her at [email protected].

We encourage all prospective students and parents to visit our facility. Contact us at (334) 244-3772 or (334) 244-3779 at least one week prior to the day you are interested in visiting the ELC. This allows us to provide you with the best tour experience possible. Tours are given Monday through Friday between 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

What Parents Say

“We are confident that our son will be ready for elementary school in a few years, mentally and emotionally, because of the dedication the ELC has to its students! Other parents sing our praises, too!

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