Ascension Lutheran Early Childhood Center (ALECC) provides a loving and nurturing environment for children age 3 months through 5 years old to grow and learn. The center was voted the #1 Early Childhood Center in the Conejo Valley by the 2017 Ventura County Star Readers’ Choice Award. As a Nature Explore certified Outdoor Classroom, children are given the opportunity to discover their own God-given talents and gifts in a beautiful outdoor classroom that cultivates learning in many subject areas through thoughtfully planned outdoor areas.
Our mission is to share God’s love with His children and provide a welcoming Christian environment where a child can grow spiritually, socially, and intellectually. Families at the Infant and Early Childhood Center can connect with each other throughout the year during Mom and Dad Nights, the Christmas program, the spring auction, and the yearly visit to Underwood Family Farms.
ALECC is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. There are different full and part-time options based on each family’s needs.
Ascension Lutheran Early Childhood Center is a ministry of Ascension Lutheran Church, associated with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC), and the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association (ELEA). It is a certified Nature Explore Program and licensed by the state of California.
The center is occasionally closed to refresh our program and provide professional development for our staff. Infant Center teachers attend the RIE annual conference, and Early Childhood Center teachers go to the annual NAEYC workshop and Nature Explore workshop.
Our Early Childhood Center is at capacity with a wait list for 2017/18. Please complete the tour form, and we will contact you to schedule a group tour. Applicants will be added to the wait list. You can contact the Preschool Office directly at (805) 381-9081 to get additional information regarding the next group tour.