Our Mission:  Educating and nurturing young children and their families for successful futures.

Philosophy:  At the Early Learning Centers of Lubbock, children experience new challenges and relationships to meet their physical, emotional, social and cognitive needs.  To ensure that their experience is successful, well equipped classrooms, trained teachers and ample materials are available.

Parents remain the most important educators children will have, but parents are often under increased pressure emotionally, physically, and financially.  Early Learning Centers provides quality child care that supports parents who want or need to work.


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 grants and donations.  The Early Learning Centers cooperates with many community groups to provide additional services to the children and families.

-A joint effort between LISD and Early Learning Centers provides child care services on site at Matthews Alternative High School for any LISD student who has a young child.

-The Foster Grandparent Program provides “Grandma’s” and “Grandpa’s” to work with children in the classrooms.

-Project HOPES is a state funded grant related to children’s health.  In 2016 the focus was on newborns.  The Parenting Cottage, City of Lubbock and ELC put together packets of information to distribute to newborn families at the hospitals when they were born.

Early Learning Centers would like to thank the many organizations that help us provide quality childcare at an affordable price to the families in Lubbock and the 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
South Plains Foundation
Betenbough Homes
Junior League of Lubbock
Parkhill, Smith & Cooper

For more information please call 806-765-9981 or email us at lena.scaff@elclubbock.org.


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