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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
  • Meeting space for the early childhood education community
  • Fenced outdoor play area
  • Variety of toys and activities to promote learning and play
  • Secured building
  • Look for the circles...
  • State-of-the-art industrial kitchen serves the entire center
  • Separate outdoor play areas for older and younger children
  • Covered outdoor play area
  • Observation rooms attached to each classroom with two-way mirrors
  • Parent Room for resources, relaxing and studying






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.
  • Video: The Architectural Concept Behind the Building


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