Alert: Nelson County Schools will be closed on Monday, Aug. 21. Child care facilities will be open and running on normal schedules. Child care attendees should NOT be picked up between the hours of 1 and 4 p.m. All extracurricular activities will be canceled or postponed until after 6 p.m.
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About Our School

Nelson County Early Learning Center
1200 Cardinal Dr.
Bardstown, KY 40004
Holly Walker
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Mascot: Caterpillars

In August 2011, all preschool students were moved from the elementary schools to our central location at 1200 Cardinal Drive. We have fourteen classrooms, an exceptionally large multipurpose room, a cafeteria, and a playground. We offer the district's before- and after-school child care program which runs from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM for your convenience. 

Our goal is to prepare your child for kindergarten and beyond. We focus on life-long skills, social-emotional readiness, and inspiring a love for learning. 

Students are accepted from their third birthday through age 5, (so long as they have never been in school before as a 5 year old). We enroll 3, 4 and 5 year olds all year with periodic screenings. Call us to schedule a screening!