How Children Learn at the ELC

Early Learning Center 3K & 4K

Using Curiosity and Play to Create a Lifelong Love of Learning

Welcome to the Early Learning Center (ELC)! For us, “welcome” is more than a word we greet you with each day; it’s the feeling you and your child experience every time you enter our unique learning space and join our inclusive, multicultural and multilingual community of students, families and teachers.

At the ELC, an integral part of the Primary School, we believe that language is a key component in understanding and navigating different cultures — and that, as research suggests, the younger children are when they are exposed to a new language, the more capable they are of acquiring that language (and/or reinforcing their current one).

How Children Learn at the ELC

We offer a full immersion preschool program for children ages 3-4 where students are learning in one of our four languages:  French, German, Chinese and Spanish.
Using our play-based and inquiry-based IB Primary Years (PYP) curriculum, our teachers, all of whom are native speakers of the target language as well as English-proficient, are strategic facilitators who collaborate with and empower our young students to question and problem solve, to take action and reflect.

Laying the Foundation for Success at AIS and Beyond

When our children move on to our 5K program in the Primary School, they are already lifelong learners and have the foundational skills and language competence they need to succeed in the next chapter of their learning journey.

ELC Facts

  • 2 teachers in each classroom
  • All teachers are native speakers of the target language
  • 100% immersion instruction in French, German, Chinese and Spanish 
  • ELC School Hours: 
                     7:40 - 8:20 Flexible Entry 
                     8:20 - 2:30 School Day
                     2:30 - 6:30 Enrichment Classes and After School 

What Our Parents Say


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  • Photo of Maria Voutos

    Maria Voutos 

    Head of Primary School
  • Photo of Helen Muñoz

    Helen Muñoz 

    Early Learning Center Principal

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Inquiries or Tour Appointments

Contact Kirsten Wing at or call 404-841-3840 ext. 408.

Atlanta International School

A private, non-profit, international, IB World School for grades 3K-12, featuring full and dual-immersion language programs.

2890 North Fulton Drive

Atlanta, Georgia 30305, USA