St. Mark Early Learning Center (ELC)

Established by St. Mark in 1996, the Early Learning Center is a key mission and ministry of the church. St. Mark is committed to providing an excellent program for young children and their families which is

  • affordable,
  • developmentally appropriate,
  • with active learning opportunities, and
  • respectful of diverse cultures and races, while being
  • built upon the foundation of a loving, Christian environment.
 
St. Mark supports the ELC by providing approximately $20,000 annually in need-based scholarships, supporting chapel every Thursday in the Church sanctuary, and by participating in fund raising efforts such as the annual golf tournament and other ELC activities. St. Mark members fill a majority of seats on the ELC board of directors, along with community members and parents/grandparents of children enrolled.
 
This preschool program nurtures the spiritual, social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth of children in a climate of love and support through a Christian-based program of excellence. In 2019, 100 children are enrolled in nine classes with 24 regular staff. The ELC is licensed by the state and is the only preschool in Boerne that is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
 
Discover more about the ELC by visiting their website!