About Us

Your Children Will Love it Here!

St. Paul’s Early Learning Center is located within St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at the corner of West Mound Road and Taylor Avenue (1 Bachrach Court). We are excited to have all of our current families with us, and we look forward to welcoming more! If you are looking for daycare or school-age care for your child(ren), contact the St. Paul’s Early Learning Center (217-424-9183) to inquire about openings and take a tour today!

What We Offer

St. Paul’s Early Learning Center is a DCFS compliant, fully licensed center that provides care to children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. The ELC offers daycare and school-age programs for children. Our purpose is to serve the families of our church and our community who desire a Christ-Centered care experience for their children.

It is our intent to work in partnership with families, who have the primary and most critical role in nurturing their children. St. Paul’s Early Learning Center provides a quality, safe, caring, Christian environment where each child can develop:

  • Spiritually
  • Socially
  • Emotionally
  • Physically
  • Cognitively

Meet the Director

Jamie Stanzione

Director of St. Paul’s Early Learning Center

Jamie Stanzione plays a pivotal role in the ministry team at St. Paul’s, where she aids the staff and families associated with the Early Learning Center (ELC). Before assuming her position as Assistant Director, Jamie was actively involved as a teacher and spearheaded the preschool program for several years.

To discover more about the services or job openings at the ELC, feel free to reach out to either Jamie at 217-424-9183 or drop an email to jamie@spldecatur.org.

Come Visit Us

St. Paul’s Early Learning Center
1 Bachrach Court, Decatur, IL 62526
M-F 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact ELC
(217) 424-9183

We Are Dedicated

Our daily curriculum consists of Prayer, Circle Time, Language Expression, Bible Stories, Art, Science, Large Motor Play, Math, Music Movement, and Free Choice Play. Classroom schedules can be viewed by clicking the link listed below.

We are blessed to note that among our qualified and caring teaching staff, there is a total of 80+ years of teaching experience among them at our Early Learning Center alone (not counting the other years of experience they had prior to coming to the ELC). Five of our teachers have been with the ELC for five years each and four of our teachers have been with the ELC for over ten years each.

This is a kind of dedication you do not often find in today’s care centers. We value our teaching staff and their dedication, and they are passionate about providing this Christ-centered care day after day for your child right here in our Decatur community.

Over the years, our bond has grown so strong that we are like family, a testament to the longevity of our connection.

Our Daily Curriculum



Circle Time


Language Expression


Bible Stories



Large Motor Play


Music Movement

Free Choice Play


What Parents And Teachers Say

“I have been beyond blessed to have my kids in such a loving environment for the past 4 years. I can’t say enough good things about our experience and the amazing staff. Thank you to everyone at the Center who has loved my kids as their own and taught them so much through the years. We love you.”

Stephanie Helphrey