Welcome to the Emily Lembeck Early Learning Center

  • Open since August 2018, we are the newest school within the Marietta City school district. Our mission is simple: we are committed to encouraging student voices and laying a solid foundation for literacy and social emotional learning.

ELC Registration

  • Apply to the ELC

    The Emily Lembeck Early Learning Center is currently on a wait list only. If you would like to be added to the wait list for the 2023-2024 school year, please complete the registration process. New registrations will be reviewed.


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    Visit the ELC

    In-person tours are available on Tuesdays at 10 & 11 a.m Reservations are required. Please call our front office at (678) 919-4590 to secure a spot.


    To be eligible for the 2023-2024 school year, your child must be four (4) years of age on or before September 1, 2023 and live within Marietta City Schools District. Check your address with the Property Search Tool.

    If assistance is needed with registration please contact our front office at (678) 919-4590.

    Registration Documents

    Required documents at time of registration:

    • Proof of residence: Lease or tax bill (all families including employees)
    • Utility bill
    • Birth Certificate
    • Social Security card or waiver
    • Form 3231: Immunization (time extension can be granted)
    • Form 3300: Hearing, Dental, Vision, Nutrition (time extension can be granted)
    • Marietta City School Employees: ELC Employee Agreement

    Admissions Lottery

    The Emily Lembeck Early Learning Center has a set number of seats. If more children register than seats available, a lottery will occur. The lottery will be electronic and overseen by Central Office.

    The following weights will apply to the lottery and are cumulative (for example, if you are a resident and employee you will have two opportunities to qualify for a seat):

    • All Marietta City Residents will have their name in the lottery once.
    • All Marietta City Employees will have their name in the lottery once.
    • All Marietta City Residents who live in a zoned elementary school area whose 3rd grade reading scores are below 50% will have their name in the lottery once.

    ELC Information


    377 Henry Drive, Marietta, Georgia 30064

    School Day Hours

    7:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Before School Care and After School Care will be offered at a cost.


    Parents are responsible for transporting to and from the Early Learning Center daily.

    Teacher/Student Classroom Ratio

    Emily Lembeck Early Learning Center will follow the Georgia Pre-Kindergarten recommended guidelines for teacher/child ratio, which is 1:11 with a class size of 22 children.

    Dress Code

    The Early Learning Center is a uniform center:

    • Non-embroidered polo-style shirt in light or navy blue from any store you choose
    • Emily Lembeck Early Learning Center Spiritwear T-Shirts (available to purchase)
    • Girls may wear uniform dresses (shorts underneath please)
    • Button down shirt and blouses in light or navy blue
    • Comfortable bottoms and shoes that will allow for free movement and play

    School Nutrition

    Breakfast and Lunch are offered at a cost. Families may complete a free and reduced lunch application or add funds to your child's lunch account through the LINQ Connect portal.

    For any School Nutrition related questions or concerns, contact the Office of School Nutrition at (770) 422-3500.

    Instructional Focus

    The Emily Lembeck Early Learning Center implements the Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards (GELDS) following a framework gleaned from several scientific research-based frameworks/programs:

    • Frogstreet Excel PK program
    • Read Right from the Start
    • Handwriting without Tears
    • Social Emotional Learning: Conscious Discipline

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