School/Center Improvement Programs and Resources




School/Church Safety and Security

Financial Services

  • The Mission Investment Fund (MIF) is a financial ministry of the ELCA designed to serve ELCA-affiliated organizations, including members of the ELEA. MIF specializes in providing loans and expertise for building projects, renovations and expansions, as well as products for short- and long-term investing—all at highly competitive rates. When you invest or borrow from the Mission Investment Fund, you also help our church invest in other congregations and ministries as they increase their capacity to do God’s work in the world.  Learn more at 

  • The ELCA Federal Credit Union offers membership benefits that extend to you, your school, your congregation, your employees, and even your students and their families. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, earnings are shared with members through better rates and lower fees on auto loans, personal loans, home mortgages, and more. Your school can also take advantage of various services designed for ministry organizations like yours: a corporate credit card program, loans for vehicle purchases, ministry savings and checking accounts, and more. Learn more at

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School Management Systems

  • Vanco Care - Simplify Child Care Management and Engage Families Through Automation.  Exceptional rates and trusted customer service with seamless tuition collection. 
  • SchoolMint specializes in helping schools successfully recruit families and enroll students through a proactive, data-driven approach based on the top 5 reasons families choose a school.
  • SMART Tuition - 10 – 25% discount for ELEA Members
  • ProCare - 5% discount for ELEA Members
  • Kangarootime - childcare management software
  • Beehively and Techabee Two great opportunities from one company.  Techabee partners with schools to ensure that your technology programs are sustainable and designed to grow with your school.  Beehively is your home for cutting-edge websites, SIS, and communication tools for your school.  Contact Ryan Waddington,
  • Brightwheel: Brightwheel now offers an incredible discount on new Brightwheel subscriptions based on ELEA membership. (Pricing not to go below $50/month after all discounts and promotions)
    • ELEA Members to receive 25% discount on regular pricing (schedule a meeting)
    • Non-member ELCA Schools and Centers can receive 15% discount on regular pricing
    • ELEA Members who are existing Brightwheel customers are eligible to participate in the Advocacy Program, potentially offering free months of service.

Communication Tools

  • Zing! - Custom communication app for your school. One-stop-shop for Parents. 30% Discount for ELEA members. Book Strategy Call.
  • Educa Use learning stories to make learning visible. For Early Childhood Centers.
  • ClassDojo - Communication and behavior management app for Teachers, Parents & Students.
  • Remind - Communication app for Teachers, Parents & Students.

Online Quizzes & Tests

  • ProProfs - World’s simplest way to create online quizzes
  • Kahoot - makes it easy to create, share and play learning games or trivia quizzes in minutes.

Websites & Marketing

  • Zing!  - Attract more parents and grow your enrollment with a website that gets results! 30% Discount for ELEA Members. Book Strategy Call.

Remote Learning Tools

  • SeeSaw - Student-driven digital portfolios and simple parent communication.
  • Google Classroom - Google Classroom makes teaching more productive and meaningful by streamlining assignments, boosting collaboration, and fostering communication.


Educational and Testing Resources

  • Exchange :  The Early Childhood Leaders Magazine. FREE magazine ($38 per year value) plus great discounts on staff development materials.
  • MAP Suite - An integrated assessment solution:    The assessments in the MAP Suite give you a thorough picture of student learning: how much they’ve grown, what they’re ready to learn, and the specific skill gaps they need to master.