About Us

Building a solid foundation for a bright future.

 

Our Vision

 

To provide the premiere opportunity for growth through nurture, education, and meaningful play-- enabling boundless capabilities. 

 

Our Mission

 

We are committed to the social, cognitive, and physical growth of our young children. We believe whole-heartedly in making the learning experience for our students and staff team fun and relevant to the extent that motivates them to reach their fullest potential.

 

Foothills Early Learning Center (FELC) is committed to helping your child learn and develop. Early childhood education is very important as it helps children progress from one milestone to the next. We make sure our kids in our classes are well taken care of in a safe, secure, and warm environment where they can interact with peers and spend their days engaged in learning.

 

 

 

 

Our Values

"While we try to teach our children all about life,

our children teach us what life is all about."  

 

 

Owners:

Aric and Jennifer Schildmeier

 

Director:

Jennifer Schildmeier, M.Ed

 

Assistant Director:

Marileen Chapman

Our Team

Our Owners

Aric and Jennifer Schildmeier

 

Aric and Jennifer purchased Foothills Early Learning Center in September 2017.  Aric is a recent retiree from the US Navy after 21 years of active service.  During Aric's time in the military, the Schildmeier's lived all over the country and even abroad. After Aric's military retirement, the Schildmeiers decided to settle down here in Seneca, which is where Jennifer was raised.  

 

Jennifer graduated from Columbia College in 2005. She then went on to work for a private agency contracted by the Department of Children and Family Services.  After a relocation, began working for the US Navy, providing direct support to victims of violent crimes.  After ten years working in social services, Jennifer felt that it was time for a change.  She went back to school and received a Master’s Degree in Education from Arizona State University and began teaching kindergarten in North Carolina.

 

In 2017, the Schildmeiers had the opportunity to purchase a child development center and, with God’s help,  their dream of owning a business that would allow them to serve and support children and families in their community came to fruition.  Both Jennifer and Aric have a deep love for children and value early education as it is the foundation to a lifetime of learning. 

 

Aric and Jennifer both work full time, with children in school and active in sports.  When not on the go, the Schildmeiers love getting together with friends and family over dinner and board games.  Aric and Jennifer have a strong faith and are active in their local church.  Jennifer adds, "As a family, we care about others and look for opportunities to be of service to those in need."  

"Your child's holistic development is what matters most."  

At Foothills Early Learning Center (FELC),

we believe whole-heartedly in making the learning experience for our students and staff team fun and relevant in a way that motivates children to reach their fullest potential. We are committed to helping your child learn and develop.

 

We make sure the children in our classes are well taken care of in a safe, secure, and warm environment where they can interact with peers and spend their days engaged in learning and fun.

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Foothills Early Learning Center

200 Lee Lane Seneca, SC 29678

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