The Early Learning Centers of Lubbock

Our Mission Statement

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

Our Goals

Provide affordable early childhood education on a sliding-scale fee so parents can go to work or school.

Send children to school Kindergarten ready.

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. As the only early childhood education facility in Lubbock to provide fees on a sliding-fee scale, 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

Proud Member of the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce

Thank you to Fox Pest Control for sponsoring Early Learning Centers of Lubbock.

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