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Tacoma Community College » Resources & Services » Early Learning Center

Early Learning Center

early_learning_centerThe first years in your child's life are the most important ones. Even when you're on double duty as a parent and a student, it's important to make those years count!

Growing Up Happy & Healthy

TCC's Early Learning Center lets you pursue your educational goals while providing a safe, beautiful place for your children to learn, play and grow... right on the Main Campus at TCC.

Our program is staffed by early childhood professionals who encourage children to develop a sense of self worth and positive self concept. The teachers create a daily schedule and plan learning activities based on the interests and abilities of the children.

The ELC is open to TCC staff and the surrounding community, but first priority is always with the students of TCC.

How Can We Help You?

Families who participate in our program will find that our high quality program includes:

  • Full- or half-day care for children ages 1 month to 5 years
  • Positive interactions among adults and children
  • Planned learning activities appropriate to the children's age and development
  • Curriculum that inspires and challenges learning
  • Enough adults to be able to respond to the needs of the children
  • Age appropriate materials and opportunities for creative play
  • Outdoor time that encourages children to explore the environment and exercise
  • Parent education with 3 online courses


ELC exterior with mom and kidsMonday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Summer Hours: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The Center is closed on Fridays during the summer quarter.

Closures: Please call the college at 253.566.5000 for information on school closures. If the college closes the Early Learning Center will be closed.


Please call with any questions or to schedule a tour for you and your child. 253.566.5180


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