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ELC Facility

ELC lobbyAnnette B. Weyerhaeuser Early Learning Center (ELC)


  • Opened October 21, 2008
  • Enables student parents to pursue their education by providing a safe, affordable, and nurturing environment for their children
  • Licensed to serve 86 children from one month to five years
  • TCC offers training and college credit for local child care providers, with certificates in Child Development and Management of Early Learning and the 2-year Associate degree in Applied Sciences.
  • Through a partnership with Lesley University, TCC's new center serves as the site for the college's residency teacher certification program in elementary and special education.
  • The new building provides meeting space for the early childhood education community.
  • Fees for parents are based on a sliding scale, determined by income. Operation of the Center is subsidized by TCC Associated Students to keep quality child care affordable.
  • Fenced outdoor play area.
  • Variety of toys and activities to promote learning and play.
  • Secure building acess.


Building FactsLEED sign

  • 13,000 square feet, one story.
  • Six classrooms for children.
  • LEED Gold certified
  • Use 30% less water than a conventional building.
  • Floors are warmed with circulating water for crawling young children.
  • Natural light in 75% of the building interior
  • Sustainable materials were used throughout the center. One large play structure was constructed using 11,222 recycled plastic milk containers.


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