About Us

A little history…

Carver Heights, the first of five Early Learning Centers began operation in 1943 in East Lubbock. Carver Heights served low-income families whose mothers were working in the war effort. In 1951, Carver was joined with another center, sponsored by the Junior League, to form the Day Care Associate of Lubbock, Inc. The agency continued to grow with funding from the state, United Way, Community Development, Lubbock Independent School District, and foundation grants. Presently, there are four Early Learning Centers in North and East Lubbock.


Locations

Click on the center to learn more about each center.

Carver Early Learning Center

2509 Elm Ave., 806-744-6726

Guadalupe Early Learning Center

101 Avenue K, 806-763-3777

Talkington Early Learning Center

2714 Erskine, 806-763-0535

New Directions Early Learning Center

417 Akron, 806-765-9126

Phenix Early Learning Center

1301 Vanda Ave

All of our centers are easily accessible via Loop-289 or the Marsha Sharp Freeway.


What Makes Early Learning Centers Different?


Funding

Funding sources for the Early Learning Centers include state and federal funding, United Way, USDA Child Care Food Program, Parent’s fees, LISD, and other various grants and donations.

We want to give a special thanks to the following organizations that help us provide quality child care at an affordable price to the families in Lubbock and surrounding areas, and to the organizations who help us supply each classroom with developmentally appropriate educational materials:

  • Lubbock Area United Way
  • CH Foundation
  • Community Foundation of West Texas
  • Helen Jones Foundation
  • Wellborn-Payne Endowment
  • Betenbough Homes
  • Junior League of Lubbock
  • Parkhill, Smith & Cooper
  • Amerigroup
  • City Bank
  • Happy State Bank
  • Lone Star State Bank
  • United Supermarkets
  • D. & K. Hunt Electric

The Early Learning Centers of Lubbock is a United Way Community Partner.


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 , contact Lena Scaff at lena.scaff@elclubbock.org or 806-765-9981

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