Student Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures

  • With so many young children moving about in one place, distraction-free driving is a must while on the ELC campus. Please discontinue the use of cell phones and all devices that may distract you from driving. Also drive slowly and cautiously at all times while at the ELC due to the unpredictable nature of four, five, and six year old children. Thank you!


    Morning Student Drop-Off: 8:40 – 8:50 AM
    (North side of building adjacent to large parking lot)

    Families dropping off  kindergartners and preschoolers should travel north to the end of Swickard Woods Boulevard, turn left into the school parking lot and continue around the exterior lane until you are next to the side of the building. All children should disembark curbside only for safety.   Kindergarten children will enter at the northeast entrance (near the front of the building) and preschool children will enter at the northwest entrance (near the rear of the building).  Staff members will supervise and welcome the children when they arrive.
     
    AM Preschool Pick Up 11:30  AM
    (North side of the building adjacent to large parking lot)

    Please park in the parking lot to the north of the building and walk to the preschool entrance at the rear of the building.  A staff member will checkout your child and you can escort your child back to your vehicle in the north parking lot.  You may begin to pick up your child at 11:20 am.  For the safety of all children and parents, please always use the crosswalk when moving between the parking lot and school.   

    After your child is secure in your car, you may exit through the rear of the parking lot.  Please be aware that buses may block this entrance/exit from 3:25 pm to 3:35 pm depending on bus arrival times.


    AM Kindergarten Pick-Up: Noon
    (park in the front of Safety Town)

    Families should travel north on Swickard Woods Boulevard and turn right at Aquatic Park Loop entrance. Kindergarten parents should park in the Aquatic Park Loop facing Safety Town.  Parents will exit their cars and wait for the children.  All kindergarten students are escorted by school staff until they reach their parents' cars.

     
    PM Kindergarten Drop-Off: Noon
    (North side of the building adjacent to large parking lot)

    Families bringing afternoon kindergartners to school should travel north to the end of Swickard Woods Boulevard, turn left into the school parking lot and continue around the exterior lane until you are next to the side of the building. Children will exit the cars and walk down the sidewalk and enter the side door (closest to the front of the building). All children should disembark curbside only for safety.


    Kindergarten and Preschool  Student Pick-Up: 3:25 PM
    Buses always load and exit prior to vehicles entering the designated pick-up areas. Preschool parents should park in the parking lot to the north of the building. Kindergarten parents should park in the Aquatic Park Loop facing Safety Town. Please read below for additional details.


    PRESCHOOL:
    (North side of the building adjacent to large parking lot)

    Please park in the parking lot to the north of the building and walk to the preschool entrance at the rear of the building.  A staff member will checkout your child and you can escort your child back to your vehicle in the north parking lot.  You may begin to pick up your child at 3:15 pm.  For the safety of all children and parents, please always use the crosswalk when moving between the parking lot and school.   

    After your child is secure in your car, you may exit through the rear of the parking lot.  Please be aware that buses may block this entrance/exit from 3:25 pm to 3:35 pm depending on bus arrival times.

    KINDERGARTEN:
    (park in front of Safety Town)

    Families should travel north on Swickard Woods Boulevard and turn right at the Aquatic Park Loop entrance. Kindergarten parents should park in the Aquatic Park Loop facing Safety Town.  Parents will exit their cars and wait for the children.  All kindergarten students are escorted by school staff until they reach their parents' cars.

    If you don't normally pick-up your child from the ELC but need to do so, please call the school office at 614-413-8700 prior to 3:00 pm to tell Early Learning Center  receptionist Mrs. Harper so she can notify your child's teacher about the change in routine.