Guardian Angels Early Learning Center (GAELC) was founded to provide Catholic child care for families for whom a faith-based environment is a priority. It expands our established 3-, 4-, and 5- year old programs to include programming for babies and toddlers, 6-weeks to 36-months old. GAELC is open year-round from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. GAELC is rooted in Matthew's Gospel which combines the truth of the protection provided by the Guardian Angels with the image of Jesus as the Good Shepherd. (Matthew 18:10-14)
Our program structure is as follows:
- Infant Angels: 6 weeks-12 months
- Baby Angels: 9 months-18 months
- Toddler Angels: 12 months-30 months
- Wee Angels: 24 months-eligible for Little Angels program
- Little Angels: 3 years (must be 3 years old by 8/1)
- Junior Angels: 4 year-5 years (must be 4 years old by 8/1)
GAELC uses the Creative Curriculum in all classrooms. Creative Curriculum is a comprehensive, research-based, research-proven program. It features exploration and discovery as a way of learning.
GAELC uses the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for religion instruction. The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Catholic approach to the religious formation of children ages 3 to 12, which originated in 1954. The core content of the Catechesis includes scripture, liturgy, salvation history, and sacramental signs, with a special emphasis on scripture. The methodology of the Catechesis utilizes Montessori teaching principles to help children develop an informed and genuine relationship with God.