Early Learning Center
The Early Learning Center is a state-certified, nonprofit campus (Bldg. 3) center that offers a high-quality, affordable child care program designed to enable parents to pursue education at TCC by providing a safe, nurturing environment for their children. Additional services provided by the Center include breakfasts, hot lunches and afternoon snacks; developmental screening assessment; and family resources and referrals. Spaces are also available to children of TCC staff and faculty. TCC students taking 10 or more credits are given priority for enrolling their children.
The Center accepts children from one month to five years of age and provides a comprehensive program of activities suited to the developmental level of the children. Tuition is determined by a sliding fee scale, based on parents’ income. Eligible four-year-olds can enroll in the preschool ECEAP program which provides 2-1/2 hours of free preschool per day.
The ELC offers a camp at the beginning of the summer quarter for children who attend elementary school and who are between the ages of five and eight at the beginning of summer.
Center hours are 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Summer hours are 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday.
Families using the center are required to participate in a series of parent education courses or other activities to be determined.
Parents can place their children’s names on the waiting list by coming to Bldg. 3, or call 253.566.5180.