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    The Early Childhood Learning Center Programs INC.

    National Accreditation [NAEYC – National Association for the Education of Young Children]  

    Licensed by the New York City Department of Health,  

    Registered as a Nursery School with the New York State Department of Education 



    ECLC welcomes children to College! 


    LaGuardia students will feel at ease in their classes knowing their children are receiving exceptional care on campus by developing skills that will prepare them for grade school and enhance real life skills while learning in a fun engaging way.


    We want our students to have the most supportive environment possible so they can successfully accomplish their educational goals. To that end, the college has a high quality on-campus childcare program where your young children can be near you and receive an education that will prepare them for tomorrow's success.


    The Early Childhood Learning Center 


    The Early Childhood Learning Center's curriculum integrates opportunities for autonomy, problem-solving, socialization and decision-making processes into the classroom environment. Our philosophy is learning through play. We strive to ensure our children are advanced and ready to show their independence each step of the way.


    Programs We Offer: 


    The Infant Toddler Program offers children ages 12 months - 2 years 9 months a warm and nurturing environment where our caring staff will engage children in play, invite them to participate in activities that provide challenging and stimulating opportunities for investigation and exploration.


    The Preschool Program offers an inter-age curriculum for children ages 2.10 - 5 years. Grouped according to their ability levels, children are afforded opportunities for exploration, questioning, expression, independence, socialization and motor development through experiential activities.


    In partnership with the Department of Education and Community School District 30, the ECLC offers a Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program. The UPK program is free to children and parents. This program is offered September - June, Monday through Friday, five hours a day. We offer extended care for your children and to accommodate your schedule. For additional information or to register for this FREE program, please complete an inquiry form online or visit us in room MB-09.


    In collaboration with Thera Care, an organization which provides direct early intervention services, we sponsor an integrated special needs classroom. The integrated classroom offers children free providing free itinerant services on campus or at home. The types of services vary depending on the developmental goals of the child.


    The Extended Day Program offers both an early childhood and school age component for children 3 - 12 years. Children are given educational and recreational opportunities, homework assistance, computer skills development, age appropriate projects and more.


    The Saturday Program provides enriching and developmentally appropriate recreational programs for children 3 - 12 years. Children participate in excursions, gym and outdoor play activities, etc. (The Saturday program runs depending on student demand.)


    Summer Camp offers children ages 12 months - 12 years a fun filled summer of activities such as trips, swimming, gym, arts and crafts, computers, theme days and more!


    We are a Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) site. The ECLC provides children with breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner.



    The ECLC Programs’ Hours of Operation: 

    12 months - 2.9 years
    Monday - Friday
    7:30am - 6pm
    2.9 years - 5 years
    Monday - Thursday
    7:45am - 11pm
    7:45am - 9pm
    9am - 3pm (Depending on the need)
    6 years - 12 years
    Monday - Thursday
    3pm - 11pm
    3pm - 9pm

    *Fall I and Spring I sessions only.

    Program Staff

    Sonya Evariste
    Director of Early Childhood Education Center

    Room MB-09
    (718) 482-5296
    Mercedes Flor
    Assistant Director

    Room MB-09
    (718) 482-5295
    Nilda Solis
    Administrative Director

    Room MB-09
    (718) 482-5295



    Child & Adolescent Health Examination Form 
    ECLC Leave of Absence
    Intent Inquiry Form
    Schedule Change Form 

    Program Office Location

    31-10 Thomson Avenue Room MB-09
    Long Island City, N.Y. 11101
    phone: (718) 482-5295

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