Since 1975, the Sylvan Hills Early Learning Center has served the families of Sherwood and beyond, offering them quality, affordable childcare.

We offer childcare for ages 6 weeks through 4 years in our year round program. We are open three days a week, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. We also have extended care hours from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

We are a fully licensed early childhood development facility,  We are focused on your child's well-being, through body, mind, and soul. To this end we offer:

  • Pre-Kindergarten Readiness Curriculum

  • Weekly Music Instruction from the Director of Music at Sylvan Hills UMC

  • Weekly Chapel Services with the Pastor of Sylvan Hills UMC

  • Weekly Gymnastics Instruction

  • Outdoor/Indoor playgrounds to ensure all our children can go outside as well as a huge Fellowship Hall in case of inclement weather.

We have integrated the Brightwheel software in order to keep you informed about your child's everyday activities at our center.  You will be able to login throughout the day to see what your child has been learning and even see pictures and/or videos of your child throughout their day.

We have recently added extra security measures through coded keypads on the exterior doors and the Procare system with an automatic locking entry door.  Please see anyone in the ELC office to learn more about this.


 Contact Wendy Spencer, our director, at or by calling 501-835-3850.