Tiffany Mellado 
Early Childhood Director 

Leta Brennan
(248) 537-6024
FAX: (248) 537-6074

Auburn Early Learning Center

                       Woodland Early Learning Center

Avondale Early Learning Centers' 
Mission Statement
The Avondale Schools Early Childhood community strives to provide a warm, nurturing environment that encourages the development of the whole child - physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually. We believe that a good early childhood program must:
  • Offer quality programs by trained professionals
  • Provide access to families of diverse backgrounds
  • Promote creativity and creative thinking in our students
  • Foster partnerships between parents, teacher, students, staff and community
  • Provide a nurturing environment that focuses on building positive self-esteem
  • Provide a foundation for further learning experiences
  • Utilize developmentally appropriate practices
The Avondale Early Childhood Centers offer tuition based, full and half-day developmental and academically-based programs, along with supplemental childcare components, which are available for children who will be ages three and four by September 1, 2020.

We also offer the Great Start Readiness Program for children who are 4 years old by September 1, 2020.  

For additional information or to enroll your child in one of our programs, 
call our office at (248) 537-6039 to set up an appointment.

    Great Start Collaborative-Oakland, Oakland Schools and Early On Oakland, along with Avondale Schools are committed to ensuring that all children under the age of 5 receive routine developmental screenings.

   Since your child's first 5 years of life are so important, we want to help you provide the best start for your child. We invite families to participate in the Ages & Stages Questionnaires, Third Edition (ASQ-3), to help you keep track of your child's development. The questionnaire may be provided every 2-, 4- or 6-month period. 

You will be asked to answer questions about some things your child can and cannot do. The questionnaire includes questions about your child's communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and personal social skills. Follow the link below to get started and someone from our Early Childhood Department will be in contact with the results of this questionnaire. 

Thank you for your participation!
Please contact us with any questions or technical difficulties. 

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Avondale Early Learning Centers

Interested in Employment with the Early Learning Centers? 
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Prepare your child for Kindergarten with our
curriculum based programs for Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten
You do NOT need to be a District Resident to enroll. 
-Flexible Full and Part Time Options Available 
- Highly Qualified Teachers
- HighScope Curriculum 

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Useful Links:

Early On

Oakland 4C Council

HighScope Curriulum

Avondale ELC/GSRP