St. John LaLande Early Childhood Learning Academy
The Early Childhood Learning Academy is operated by St. John LaLande Catholic Church and is incorporated under the auspices of the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph. The Early Childhood Learning Academy provides early childhood education for children six weeks through Pre-Kindergarten age. Enrollment is open to any child in this age range regardless of race, color, creed or religion.
To learn more about SJL’s ECLA preschool program and childcare, please contact Molly McAnerney, ECLA Director at 229-8343. We invite you to tour our facility; meet the staff; discuss curriculum, and fees. While the ECLA is open to the public, parishioners are given first consideration for enrollment openings. Enrollment is based on availability.
Our Mission Statement
St. John Lalande Early Childhood Learning Academy is committed to providing a safe, loving and Catholic – centered environment where individualized care and education for all children are valued.
The philosophy of St. John LaLande Catholic Early Childhood Learning Academy is based on a partnership with the family to create a sound, spiritual, psychological and social environment which will allow for the development of each child to his or her maximum potential. St. John’s ECLA provides a learning experience which will create a foundation for a lifetime of education. In a safe environment, we provide the opportunity for a child to explore and develop skill in communication, listening, observation and building relationships with others. Our curriculum provides each child with a sense of self-motivation, self-reliance, and personal competence. Our program is designed to enhance Christian values in each child and to teach each child that he/she possesses basic human rights.
Early Childhood Learning Academy Advisory Board
The board advises the ECLA director and the Parish Operations Manager on ECC matters. The members are appointed by the director. They meet quarterly to discuss event planning, and oversee ECLA financial aspects.
- Molly McAnerney
- Michelle Gros
- Allison Brungardt
- Meghan Adams
- Elena Seaton
- Candice Coit
- Jennifer Kirwan
- Emily Post
- Paula Isgrig