There are only 1,825 days from birth to the first day of kindergarten

Elim Children’s Center

(ECC) is a high-quality Christian child care and early learning center serving children ages 2 – PreK. Established in 1997, ECC prides itself on employing educated caring teachers, small class sizes, large outdoor spaces, and a unique intergenerational environment.

Mission Statement

The mission of Elim Children’s Center is to provide high quality early care and education in a loving Christian environment. We believe in the importance of providing developmentally appropriate learning opportunities through play and teacher guidance to support social/emotional, physical, academic, and spiritual growth. We whole-heartedly believe that children should be allowed to be children. It is our hope that through our program children will gain confidence, independence, respect for others, and love for God.

Ages:  2 years – PreK | Adventure Kids school age program offered during the summer

Hours: 6:45 am – 5:45 pm

Open: Monday – Friday (scheduled closed days)

Intergenerational Environment

ECC is located within Elim Rehab and Care Center in South Fargo. We are lucky to be a part of this unique environment. Witnessing the authentic interactions between the residents and children is priceless. There are many opportunities to experience joy with the residents (grandmas and grandpas) through planned and spontaneous activities

Bright & Early North Dakota

Bright & Early North Dakota is an enhancement program for early childhood facilities. This program has 4 Steps each having different requirements a facility must meet. Having met the requirements for Step 3 in December 2016 we are currently working on Step 4. We are on goal to complete the requirements for Step 4 in Spring 2019.

Research tells us that the first years of a child’s life are vitally important in shaping their future health and development.