Experiential learning to help kids thrive spiritually + developmentally

To schedule a summer tour, please email Shelley Gibson at

Get to know us before you take a tour


Mission Hills Early Learning Center is a Universal Pre-K Provider.


Mission Hills Early Learning Center is dedicated to the spiritual, emotional, physical, social, and intellectual development of children through innovative education. We exist to influence a child’s world for God by creating experiences for preschoolers to grow spiritually and developmentally. We count it an honor and a privilege to share this vision with our families to give each child a healthy and positive start in their education.

2024-25 REGISTRATION Information

ALL REGISTRATIONS ARE PROCESSED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS. Current Families have early registration and then waitlisted families next. New Family registrations will be processed and notified in February.


2’s AND 3’s PROGRAMS | Log into and re-register your child(ren) by following the prompts. Update or add any new information, select your preferred class session, and pay the registration fee and submit. You will receive a confirmation email from Procare and be contacted by the school administration. Please Note: For siblings not previously enrolled, contact ELC Director, Shelley Gibson with name and date of birth to add sibling to Procare system to “re-register” the child.

PRE-K PROGRAMS | See below*


2’s AND 3’s PROGRAMS | Go to the 2024-25 Registration button to start the process. You will create an account in, follow the prompts, select your preferred class and days, and submit. Mission Hills ELC will follow up to confirm and let you know the final step to secure your enrollment.

PRE-K PROGRAMS | See below*


Universal Preschool Funding is a State funded program allowing Pre-K students to attend 10 hours a week (for our M/W/F program) or 15 hours a week (for our M-Th program) tuition-free for the school year prior to their official Kindergarten year (UPK hours do not apply to our Tues/Thurs program). There will be a small monthly surcharge for Pre-K classes for the additional weekly hours beyond the free hours. The amount will depend on program choice and days of attendance. UPK funding will not apply to our two-day programming.

Students qualify for tuition-free hours when they are four years old by the October 1st cutoff date. Please note, funding is not available for students who are enrolling for a second year of Pre-K if they are five years old before October 1st of the school year. However, families are welcome to enroll for a second year of Pre-K and register for tuition-based enrollment.

To find out more information about UNIVERSAL PRE-K and REGISTER for UNIVERSAL PRE-K, go to the Colorado Department of Education Website and find the Family Portal:

CURRENT FAMILIES ENROLLING IN PRE-K – It is very important to enroll in the Pre-K program between January 15, 2024 and February 2, 2024. There will be limited spots available and enrolling between these dates will ensure you have space for the 2024-25 school year. Enrolling in this period will give Pre-Registration priority in the UPK portal as well, afterward families will be rolled into the matching process and may not be guaranteed a match with MHELC. Please note, New family enrollment starts February 5th and open any available spots up to new students.

NEW FAMILIES ENROLLING IN PRE-K – Registration will begin February 5, 2024. Registration is a two-step process. Go to the 2024-25 Registration button to begin. You will create an account on, follow the prompts and submit. Mission Hills ELC will follow up to confirm space availability with instructions on finalizing Pre-K enrollment. Families will also need to visit the UPK website to apply for matching with MHELC.

Small Class Sizes

We offer low child/staff ratios in all of our classrooms. Our staff is loving, caring individuals who have a personal love for the Lord. We aspire to make a difference in the lives of children, families, and the community.


Weekly theme-based units provide children with guidance in their daily activities. Each age-appropriate unit helps develop social skills, language skills, pre-writing skills, and pre-reading skills. We emphasize hands-on experiences..


Our secure check-in and check-out process will help you have confidence that your child is safe in our care.


We are accredited by ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International). All ACSI schools to aspire to, achieve, and remain committed to a biblically-based philosophy of education, standards that are measurable, and flourishing-related criteria.

Mission Hills Early Learning Center Director


Our team of experienced teachers create hands-on experiences to help your child discover who God created them to be and to maximize their development. Through play-based learning, we strive to prepare kids for the next stage of their education. Each of our programs meet at Mission Hills Church from 9 AM – 1 PM. We would love to meet your family!

The Nappos

“Thank you for teaching our kids God’s love and the strength that comes from above. At home we overheard our son singing Philippians 4:13 and our hearts could not be more overjoyed. What a gift MHELC has been to our family and I am sure we are not alone in witnessing the kingdom strengthen from your efforts. Many Blessings and Much Gratitude!”

Nikki Beach

“I just wanted to brag on our kids’ teacher and how wonderful she is. Our kids were going to miss a special event in the classroom, she saved their Charlie Brown Feast, Thanksgiving Hats and books read in class and delivered these to our house so they could still be a part of the happenings of their class. She offered instantly and it made me so happy, yet again, that we chose Mission Hills ELC and God gave us the right teacher!”

Sandy Hayes

“I just want to say thanks! I know this year has been difficult, but I appreciate MHELC’s dedication to remaining open. I am confident it is a safe place for our kiddos to be right now and I am so thankful [my daughter] has school to go to when so many of our other normal activities are not happening! I truly appreciate all you are doing this school year!”

Kristyn, Rich, Everett, + Lynne Borger (Grandma)

“THANK YOU to our Director and our [son’s teachers] for caring for him with the same love that Jesus would give him. So thankful that he learns a Bible story and Bible verse, and a Virtue, and has a Family Challenge [each month]. Thank you for ALL you do and the LOVE you pour into all the children. It means a lot!”

Holly Young

“Our daughter runs to me when she gets home every day from school and says, “I love school!”  Holly Young

Mary Bloedow

“We love MHELC! The staff is always happy to see us and the atmosphere is so warm and welcoming. I like their safety procedures and feel so comfortable dropping off my 2-year-old there. She always loves going to class.”

To schedule a summer tour, please email Shelley Gibson at