Our Learning Centers

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4-year-olds enrolled in On My Way Pre-K

Looking for quality early childhood care and education?

We operate two Learning Centers in Fort Wayne, IN, with several important benefits for families.

What We Offer

  • Quality care and education

    in safe, health surroundings for infants, toddlers, preschool and school age1

  • Convenient hours

    6am-6pm, Monday-Friday

  • Before and after school care

    with transportation to and from Brentwood, Forest Park, Lindley and Study elementary schools

  • Tuition assistance options

    Sliding fee scale
    Brightpoint vouchers
    On My Way PreK

  • Age appropriate learning activities

    that nurture children to reach their full potential

  • Preschool curriculum

    that prepares children to enter kindergarten ready to learn

  • Parent support

    through family engagement activities

  • Teacher training opportunities

    to enhance teachers’ wide range of experience and credentials

What parents are saying about ECA learning centers

“I knew when we first started looking for places … more than two years ago, that I did not want anywhere else but ECA. I was not willing to trust anyone else with the most precious part of my life…. Not only have you kept him safe and helped him grow, but all of this teachers have treated him like one of their own. Being a first-time mom, there are little things that you did to put my mind at ease. [He] has grown so much…. He loves coming in to the center every day…. I can never say enough good things about the staff you have and I recommend your center to everyone looking for child care.”

– Parent, August 2016

Our primary goal is your child's success by

  • Providing an environment which promotes decision-making, cooperation, creativity, and problem-solving.
  • Establishing a daily routine which allows your child to plan activities, carry them out, and reflect on his/her experiences.
  • Planning for your child’s individual needs and interests by careful observation and documentation of his/her progress.
  • Working with you and your family to ensure your child’s success.

Early Childhood Alliance Learning Centers use the nationally recognized HighScope curriculum, which aligns with the Foundations for Young Children to the Indiana Academic Standards. Daily activities help children – from infancy through kindergarten – develop physically, socially, and emotionally. The curriculum also prepares children to bridge the transition from preschool to elementary school, ready to learn and prepared for success in school and beyond.

The extensive HighScope training received by our staff allows them to prepare your child for success in school with knowledge and skills in:

Social and emotional development Science and technology
Physical development and health Social studies
Language Independence
Literacy and communication Responsibility
Mathematics Confidence
Creative arts
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The goal of each learning center is to become a partner with parents, so that together we can offer the best environment for your child to grow and learn. You can provide invaluable information by communicating with your child’s teacher. Your child’s teacher, in turn, can help you learn to listen to, talk to, and play with your child in ways that nurture development. Classrooms maintain an open door policy for parents; one-on-one conferences, open houses, parent in-service programs, and classroom activities all serve to enhance parental involvement.

Beacon Learning Center
  • Phone/Fax: 260-399-2331
  • 2125 Beacon St
    Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Downtown Learning Center
  • Phone/Fax: 260-422-9990
  • 516 East Wayne St
    Fort Wayne, IN 46802

1 Infants must be at least 6 weeks of age, school age care includes, before/after school and summer

* National Association for the Education of Young Children