We have scholarships available to help parents who are struggling with their childcare cost.  Talk to your center Director about these scholarships.

We are accepting nominations for the 2020 Champions for Children Banquet!  To receive a copy of the criteria and nomination form please email

School starts in only 1 week!!!! Beat the childcare rush and call us today to schedule your birth to four year old’s enrollment in a remarkable program!! 806-765-9981

Current Parents:  If you refer a friend or family member to ELC and they enroll you can earn a free weeks childcare!!! Talk to your Center Director about this great opportunity!

Thank you to the Helen Jones Foundation!!!  They have awarded ELC a grant of $25,000 to purchase educational toys and materials for our classrooms!!!

Thank you CH Foundation!!!  They have awarded ELC a grant for $145,000 to help keep tuition affordable and create scholarships for families who have a need.  These funds will be available to families in January 2020!!

Thank you so much, South Plains Foundation!!!! They gave ELC a grant for $10,000 to continue our language and literacy program!!!

School is nearly over, have you thought about what your 6-12 year old is going to be doing for the summer?  ELC has a school-age program that is fun and affordable.  Call us today for more information, 806-765-9981.

We have scholarships available to lower your childcare cost!  Call us today!  806-765-9981.

We are now accepting nominations for the Champions for Children Awards.  For more information please call 806-765-9981.

Forms to nominate individuals or organizations for the 13th Champions for Children Awards will be mailed out this week.  If you would like to receive a nomination form please call Kim at 806-765-9981.

Early Learning Centers is now listed as one of the Top 3 Preschools in Lubbock, TX, by Three Best Rated.  Their review team updated our business using their 50-Point Inspection which includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, rating, satisfaction, nearness, trust and cost to the general excellence.

The 2018 Champions for Children Banquet will be Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 11:30am-1pm, at the Scottish Rite at 1101 70th St.

Individual tickets are $50 each and tables are $750.00  For more information please contact Lena at 806-765-9981.

2018 Champions for Children Honorees:

Teacher of Young Children in an ISD Award: Dorothy Tavarez, Alderson Elementary, LISD

Teacher of Young Children in a Childcare Award:  Virginia Martinez, Guadalupe ELC

Robbie McGrew Memorial Award:  Nancy Rasco, Community Volunteer

Champion for Children Award:  The Parenting Cottage

Early Learning Centers is now accepting payments online through

Assistant Director/Lead Teacher job opening.

Qualifications:   Must be at least 18 years old, prefer Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education or Development, must have at least 64 hours college including early childhood education or development, 2 years experience in a licensed childcare facility.

Must be organized and a problem solver.

Must have good oral and written communication skills.

Job duties:   Work 50% of day in classroom and 50% of day in the office.

As lead teacher–responsible for creating and implementing developmentally appropriate lesson plans, supervising young children, meeting the needs of young children, maintaining safe healthy environment, supervise teacher assistants.

As Assistant Director–responsible for center operations in Director’s absence, paperwork, filing, taking payments, maintaining ratios, customer service.

Compensation:  $9.26-10.70 based on education, paid vacation, holiday, sick and personal leave, health, dental and life insurance, retirement, employee discount, no nights or weekends.


We’re hiring!  Come apply at 1639 Main St., M-F, 8am-4pm.

We have scholarships for $20-$30 off our already low weekly cost!  Call Mireille (pronounce “Me-Ray”) at 806-765-9981.

Early Learning Centers Champions for Children Banquet will be held April 26, 2017, at the Scottish Rite, 1101 70th St., from 1130am-1pm.   Contact Lena Scaff at 806-765-9981 for more information.


Talkington ELC will be getting new carpet installed the week of March 13-17, 2017.  Please be patient with us while we are moving things around to get this taken care of.  Thanks!


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