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National Board seeking Board of Director Applicants

ELEA has two openings for elected voting positions to its National Board of Directors.  One is for a Pastoral Representative - this person must be an ELCA rostered clergy member serving in a congregation with an ELEA-member school or early childhood center.  They may come from any area of the country.

The second opening may be filled by a lay person (or rostered).  Preference will be given for this position to applicants from the Southeast area of the country, to achieve geographic balance, and to members of an ELCA congregation who are currently employed at an ELEA-member school or early childhood center.

Application found HERE - deadline is April 1.

Boot Camp for Early Childhood Directors - REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED

Registration is now closed for the 2015-2016 contingent of this popular program.  Part 1 of the next Boot Camp will be held April 16 - 18, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  This program is limited to 20 participants, which we now have.  Plan on attending Boot Camp 2016-17 if you did not get in this group, and DEFINITELY attend the February 21-23, 2016 National Administrator & Pastor Confernce in Chicago.  We will take a few names on a waiting list in case there are any cancellations - email eleanational@cs.com to be on the waiting list.

Become a Center of Wellness!

ELCA Schools and Learning Centers now have the opportunity to become a certified Center of Wellness. This brochure will give you an overview of the program and the full Workbook is available in our Members only section. View this video to learn more about what becoming a Center of Wellness can mean for your school or center.

Support ELEA's Work!

Your gift to ELEA supports our crucial ministry to schools and early childhood centers.  Make a gift now - it's tax deductible!

Why Lutheran Schools and Centers,
Why Now, and Why ELEA?

View this exciting video message from ELEA and its Pastoral Advisor, Pastor Bill Hurst.