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St. Martin Early Learning Center

"Thank you for loving my child unconditionally, and giving her the best gift ever this year, her happiness and steadiness in her routine." - Jackie, a parent

SMELC provides education for children ages six weeks to 13 years, including kindergarten readiness and before and after school care.

We are a Keystone STARS center.  STARS is a Pennsylvania system that rates the quality of early learning centers.  We have achieved the highest rating at STARS 4. 

Our Continuity of Care model of teaching sets us apart from other Erie County centers.   A child stays with the same group of children and teachers from the time they enter SMELC until they reach Pre-School age. The child then moves to a new class at a time that mimics the transition to school. This helps teachers and families to develop a close bond that allows for better child development and family care.  As teachers get to know families and their needs, they assist with referrals to our other programs or other area agencies.

St. Martin Center Early Learning Center is licensed by the
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. Childcare tuition assistance is available.

SMELC's hours of operation are 6:30am-5:30pm.  To enroll a child, or for more information, dial 814-454-1675 ×120.

  • This document details the reopening plan and COVID-19 procedures for St. Martin Early Learning Center.

Two of our little ones having fun for Dr. Seuss Week.

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  • Bishop's Breakfast Meals Served


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  • Food Pantry Served


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