Contact the Children's Learning Center

Children’s Learning Center
1005 Abbe Road North
Elyria, Ohio 44035
800-995-5222 Ext 4038
Fax: (440) 366-4123


The Children’s Learning Center at LCCC is open and ready to meet your childcare needs.

At this time, our efforts are concentrated on providing care for LCCC/UP students enrolled in semester courses or completing educational business on campus and LCCC faculty and staff.  

The center is open this summer providing care for children ages 18 months to age twelve.   Please note, the summer school age care will begin the week of June 14. Hours of operation are from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  

If you are interested in Summer 2021 childcare, please take time to complete the appropriate form to request enrollment.  We continue to operate under pandemic regulations and enrollment is limited. 


Student Parent Summer 2021 Form

Faculty Staff Summer 2021 Form


Our enrollment capacity is limited and your registration is not complete or confirmed until a staff member reaches out to you. With the current global pandemic, our situation could change at any time and we encourage you to have alternative plans in mind.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the center at (440) 366-4038 or email CLC Director, Michele Henes, at and allow 48 hours for a response.





The Children’s Learning Center is a model early childhood program designed especially for children eighteen months to 12 years old which provides an optimal setting for learning and play. Enrollment is open to children of LCCC and University Partnership students, non-credit students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the community.

  • Five Star Step Up to Quality Rated
  • Ohio Job & Family Services Licensed
  • Affordable care
  • Conveniently located on campus

The classrooms are arranged in attractive learning centers designed to capture the children’s interests, natural curiosity, and eagerness to learn. Each center enhances one or more areas of a child’s development. The curriculum, which is aligned with the Ohio Department of Education Early Learning Content Standards, includes lessons to promote academic skills with the primary focus on literacy and math. Activities and materials are multi-leveled and open-ended to provide challenges for each child and to enhance his/her individual development.

The professional teaching staff is well trained and all hold college degrees with specialization in early childhood education. The staff is enhanced with students from the Early Childhood Education program, as well as other degree programs, who participate in the daily activities in the classrooms.

The center is licensed by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services and meets or exceeds all requirements. The Children’s Learning Center is open year round with hours tailored to meet the needs of the students. It is conveniently located on the north end of campus. For information or to visit the center call (800) 995-5222 extension 4038 or 4176.


2GEN CONNECT After School Program

Building on the success of its existing Children’s Learning Center (serving ages 18 months to 5 years), LCCC has added 2GenConnect to strengthen access and support for parent-students attending school by offering after school and evening care for enrolled students with children between ages 5 to 12 years.

2GenConnect, which is supported by federal grant awarded to LCCC in fall of 2020, helps parent-students reach their education goals while providing their children with LCCC-supported experiences in our Culinary Arts Institute, Stocker Theater, Campana Center for Ideation & Invention, FabLab, and fitness center and field house. The program was designed with feedback from current LCCC student-parents.

In addition to after school care while enrolled, student-parents can also choose to keep their children in 2GenConnect after school services for one semester beyond completion of their credential to allow time to transition into a new career, job, or transfer to a university.

Contact Michele Henes, Director of LCCC Children’s Learning Center at 440-366-4038 or for more details. Or complete our 2GEN Survey to request more information or share your intent to enroll for Fall 2021. 


College for Kids and Teens

The program provides continuing education courses for children and youth. This year-round program gives students the opportunity to learn new skills and to explore their interests in an exciting, hands-on environment. College for Kids and Teens can also develop specialized programs to meet the needs of your group or organization.

Learn More About College for Kids and Teens

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