Michele Sams, Director, 8 years childcare experience
Dinath Speed, Assistant Director, 5 years childcare experience
Carver Early Learning Center was founded in the early 1940’s by Mrs. Permilla Woods in a small grocery store.
As the center grew, it moved several times until a permanent home was built at its current location in the Chatman Hill neighborhood.
Carver ELC is licensed for 82 children, ages birth through school age. Carver has five classrooms and two playground areas for the enrolled children to use.
***Carver is a 3 Star Texas Rising Star Center out of a possible 4 Stars.
Erica Gomez, Director, 8 years childcare experience
Ann Cramer-Fleming, 12 years childcare experience
Guadalupe Early Learning Center is licensed for 110 children and cares for children ages birth through school age. The center is located next to the Catholic Charities and in North Lubbock.
Guadalupe ELC was one of the first Early Learning Centers. They have been at the current location since 1970. The center has two preschool rooms, two year old rooms and nursery rooms, along with a one-year old room. They also have two spacious playgrounds the children use, weather permitting.
***Guadalupe is a 3 Star Texas Rising Star Center out of a possible 4 Stars.
Anissa Hernandez, 12 years childcare experience
Tori Palomo, Assistant Director, 3 years childcare experience
Talkington Early Learning Center is licensed for 160 children and cares for children ages birth through school age. The center is located close to the hospital district and to Texas Tech University, in the Arnett Benson Area.
This center has two preschool and one year old rooms, three 2 year old and nursery rooms. Formerly known as Erskine ELC, this center was re-named in December 2010 in appreciation of J.T. and Margaret Talkington’s generosity to the children of ELC. Talkington has been in the present location since 1984.
****Talkington is a 4 Star Texas Rising Star Center out of a possible 4 Stars.
Monica Pendgraft, Director, 23 years childcare experience
TBA, Assistant Director,
New Directions Early Learning Center is a cooperative venture between the Early Learning Centers and the Lubbock Independent School District to care for the children of teen parents attending LISD and located in Mathews Alternative High School.
The center is licensed for 76 children ages birth to five years old. The center operates on a schedule identical to the LISD school calendar and is open to LISD students who have children. LISD students may choose to have their child attend New Directions ELC, at a greatly reduced rate, while they attend Mathews, Monterey, Coronado, Lubbock, Estacado High School, or any LISD Jr. High.
****New Directions is a 4 Star Texas Rising Star Center out of a possible 4 Stars..
Our centers are easily accessible via Loop 289, I-27 or the Marsha Sharp Frwy.
For more information call 806-765-9981 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.