The Alliance Early Learning School opened in the fall of 2006. It is the center of learning for Alliance Public Preschool students and all the district's kindergartners. During its first year of operation the staff earned accreditation by the National Association for the Education of the Young Child. Sheila Billheimer was the principal of the school from its opening until her retirement in May 2011. Her energy, enthusiasm and dedication to early learners was the driving force behind the establishment of the school. In the fall of 2011 Christine Gibowicz began as the new leader of instruction at AELS.