Early Learning Center

Ridgecrest Christian Academy Early Learning Center

The teachers and staff of Ridgecrest Christian Academy Early Learning Center believe that all children are a gift from God.  It is our Goal to provide each child enrolled in our center with a safe, loving and Christian environment in which to learn and grow. We would be honored to partner with your family in nurturing and developing your child.

As you look through our website we hope this will help you see who we are. We hope you will stop by for us to give you a tour of our facilities and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you.

Our Programs

We offer programs for children ages 6 weeks to 3 years (Three years old by September 1 of the current year). A twelve-month program is taught which combines the Wee Learn and A Beka Curriculum. Weekly schedules and plans for educational activities are available upon request. The child will be promoted to the next age group as deemed appropriate by the Center Director. 

We offer programs for children ages 3-5 years (by September 1 of the current year). A ten-month kindergarten program is available for three, four, and five-year-olds. The A Beka Curriculum will be used for these classes. All 3-5-year-olds will be required to be enrolled in their age-appropriate kindergarten program as well as daycare. Daycare alone is not available for 3-5-year-olds (by September 1 of the current year).

The following items will be required for admission:

  • Enrollment Application (Click to Download)
  • Certificate of immunization (blue slip)
  • Emergency Medical Treatment Form
  • Affidavit
  • Birth Certificate
  • Annual, non-refundable registration fee ($175)
  • Two letters of recommendation (Friend employer, pastor, etc. that are not relatives)
  • Interview with Center Director

Summer Camp

Summer is on its way! Selecting Summer care is no easy task and we are excited that you've chosen us. Our summer program is designed to give your child an exciting and safe summer under the supervision of experienced leadership.

For Summer we would like for your child to try things that are new and challenging. We plan weekly field trips and age-appropriate activities as well as have daily bible time. Most of all we want them to have fun and enjoy themselves and just be kids.

Registration Form for Summer Camp

Tuition express management

Tuition payments are made through Tuition Express. The ELC does not accept payments on campus. Click on the button below to access the Tuition Express site. 

Tuition Express website - Existing Customers

Tuition Express website - new customers


1231 Fortner St.
Dothan, AL, 36301

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Hours of operation

7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Early learning center Staff

Ridgecrest Christian Academy Early Learning Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religious background or national origin. While we welcome all children, school staffing will determine if the center will be able to meet the needs of a Special Needs Child. It is our desire to work with parents to provide the best possible away from home care.