The Wandell Early Learning Center provides a dynamic learning experience that helps pre-kindergarten age children to make a smooth and successful transition into school. WELC students are encouraged to be creative, to make responsible decisions and to interact socially. Housed at East Side Elementary School, the WELC educates 80 students, and has one director, four teachers and numerous teachers assistants in its staff. The program has grown and developed since its creation in 1974, thanks to the commitment of staff, successful acquisition of grant monies and the desire of parents to see their children succeed. To contact the WELC, call 423-547-8035.
Monday - Friday
8:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
WELC - 423-547-8035
Director - 423-547-8000 X 8227
800 Siam Road
Elizabethton, TN 37643
Preregistration has passed (April 13, 2018), but interested parents may still apply for available spaces. Please contact the WELC for more information. Placement in the WELC is based on income eligibility, and priority is also given to students with special needs.
View and download the 2018 Pre-Registration Flyer here.
The child's 4th birthday MUST fall between August 16, 2017 and August 14, 2018 to be considered for enrollment. To register your child for the 2018-2019 school year, you will need to provide the following information. Bringing all of this information with you on Friday, April 13, 2018 will help speed up the enrollment process.
Parents of new students shall provide the school with:
- BIRTH CERTIFICATE: OFFICIAL COPY WITH STATE SEAL
- SOCIAL SECURITY CARD
- TN CERTIFICATE OF IMMUNIZATION SHOWING A CURRENT PHYSICAL EXAM (YOU GET THIS FORM FROM YOUR DOCTOR OR THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT)
- (2) PROOF OF RESIDENCE FOR CITY OF ELIZABETHTON (PROPERTY TAX RECORDS / MORTGAGE DOCUMENTS OR PROPERTY DEED / APARTMENT OR HOME LEASE / ELECTRIC BILL OR DEPOSIT RECEIPT / WATER BILL OR DEPOSIT RECEIPT/ GAS BILL OR DEPOSIT RECEIPT) **NO PHONE BILLS**
- PROOF OF ALL HOUSEHOLD INCOME OR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE (TAX RETURNS, W-2'S, FOOD STAMPS)
The mission of the Elizabethton City Schools Wandell Early Learning Center is to continue to visibly provide an exemplary, developmentally appropriate, inclusive learning environment that effectively changes the lives of all four-to-five-year-old children in the City of Elizabethton through meaningful learning activities. It will also be a mentor site for pre-service early childhood educators throughout the region.
423-547-8000 X 8227