The Early Learning Centers of Lubbock

Our Mission Statement

Educating and nurturing young children and their families for successful futures.


Join us for an open house at our Phenix location on Tuesday, February 7th, from 4 to 6pm!

Carver Heights, the first of five Early Learning Centers, began operation in 1943 in East Lubbock. Today, we have five operating centers serving North and East Lubbock. We are devoted to providing quality interactions to lay the foundation for future learning.

Early Learning Centers offers an educational, hands on program to help all children grow and develop in their own unique way. Children will leave the Early Learning Centers Kindergarten ready.

Early Learning Centers also provides a nutritional program through the Child and Adult Food Program (CACFP). We provide breakfast, lunch and snack to the children each day. We also provide baby formula, baby bottles and baby food at no additional cost.

We have five centers that service the North and East parts of Lubbock; Carver, Guadalupe, Talkington, Phenix, and New Directions.

All of our centers are easily accessible via Loop 289, I-27 and the Marsha Sharp Freeway.


“I chose the Early Learning Centers to help both my kids learn and build friendships, and to let them be a kid with other kids.”

“The Early Learning Centers are affordable because they go off income.”

“I have seen a huge change with my child’s learning since she’s started here.”

“Carver Early Learning Center’s staff is amazing with my child and takes care of him.”

“I like the communication from the staff and leadership. I’ve never felt like any question I’ve asked is a dumb question, I’ve always been met with respect and understanding.”

Join the Early Learning Centers of Lubbock Family

We would love to help your child reach those oh, so important milestones in life.

For more information please call 806-765-9981 or email

We are sharing information with you about our participation in a program that helps us test for lead in the drinking water at our centers. This program is provided by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s (TCEQ) Lead Testing in School and Child Care Program (LTSCC). It is a voluntary statewide program that offers free training and guidance on how to reduce exposure to lead in drinking water where children are cared for. Financial support is made possible by the TCEQ and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

We anticipate collecting drinking water samples within the next 45 days.

Activities will include: Identifying outlets used for drinking and food preparation, collecting water samples at those outlets, analyzing collected samples using an accredited drinking water laboratory, reviewing results and taking action to reduce exposure to lead, as needed, communicating the results to our community, and, continuing to work on reducing any potential lead exposure at our facility.

Lead is a heavy metal, and some drinking water pipes, tapss, solder, and other plumbing materials contain lead. For more information about the sources of lead and health effects of lead, please visit the EPA’s “Basic Information about Lead in Drinking Water” webpage here.

Results will be available on TCEQ’s LTSCC Program webpage at

For more information about the LTSCC Program, you can visit the program webpage, email, or call the helpline at (737) 276-1987.

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