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

Hours of Operation
Toddler Program M-F 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
To qualify for preschool program, a child must be at least 3 years of age and fully in control of all bathroom needs (initiates needs for toileting by self and few, if no accidents) and wearing underwear.
M-F 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Summer School Age Program
School age is defined as any child who is enrolled in Kindergarten to age 12. For LCCC/UP students and staff or currently enrolled community members (Toddler, Preschool or School Age)
M-F 7:30 am – 5:30 pm



Keeping the youngest members of our LCCC family and their teachers in mind, we have decided to close the Children’s Learning Center. We will resume operation as soon as permitted under the CDC and Governor’s guidelines.


Center Status

Thank you for your patience as we carefully weighed all of the critical factors concerning reopening the CLC for the summer. Lorain County Community College has concluded that it is in the best interest of the children and CLC Staff to remain closed for summer 2020. Plans for the fall semester are pending, but will be communicated once finalized.

For specific questions please email or leave a message at (440) 366-4038.





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.


Quality Children’s Education and Child Care Programs

Flexible Evening Care Program

Monday – Thursday
5:30-10 p.m.

Our flexible evening care program is available for children ages 3 through 11 of LCCC/UP students and staff during their evening obligations on campus.

Toddler Program (ages 18 months to age three)
The Children’s Learning Center Toddler Program provides quality care and educational opportunities for children 18 months to age three. Emphasis is placed on developing language and social skills. Our highly trained and qualified staff provides a loving and consistent environment to help toddlers grow.

Preschool/School-Age Program (ages three to 12 years old)
Educational opportunities and care are provided for children ages three to 12 years old. The emphasis of the preschool care is on developing school readiness skills accomplished through hands-on activities and a developmentally appropriate curriculum. The school age program provides a structured environment for children that are ages 5 or 6 and in Kindergarten to age 12 (see hours of operation for further details).


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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