Our Story

Learn more about the new, world-class Early Learning Center on the campus of Hubbard Hill in Elkhart, IN.

A tiny little force of awesomeness

Founded in 2011, the Early Learning Center at Granger Community Church was launched to offer Michiana families high-quality, faith-based early childhood education and emerged in the nation’s top 8% of NAEYC-accredited schools. Today, the dream continues at the newly constructed, world-class Early Learning Center at Hubbard Hill in Elkhart, Indiana.


We partner with families to raise joyful, curious, caring children in a faith-filled community of lifelong learners.


An intergenerational community model for holistic early learning that transforms lives across generations.


We value and honor people as God’s creation from every corner of our world. We share a common goal to help each person develop their fullest potential in a loving community.

Spiritual Development
We support and develop experiences that nurture the spiritual development, character, and uniqueness of each child and their families, extending to the greater community. We seek out nature as a way for children to connect with our Creator and explore the world meaningfully.

We believe educating the whole person is an unending process nurtured at home with family and extended to the learning center through healthy, loving interactions with people of all ages.

We cultivate a trusting community with shared goals and values to inspire joy, a sense of beauty, and wonder deeply. We hold each other accountable to bring our best to the holistic learning experience by strengthening our knowledge, skills, and mindsets to connect and serve others.

We embrace new methodologies for learning and choose evidence-based methods and materials for our programs. We challenge existing practices to pave the way for creative, authentic thinking and problem-solving occurring in the context of trusting relationships.

The ELC is fantastic! The teachers are compassionate, kind, patient, and loving. My daughter gained self-confidence, academic skills, social skills, and so much more in her three years here. It truly is a special place!
Katie H.
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