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 Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., for children ages 18 months to age twelve.

If you are interested in Spring Semester 2022 early education and care (toddler and preschool), please take time to complete the appropriate form below.

Spring 2022 Student-Parent Enrollment Request

Spring 2022 LCCC Faculty & Staff Enrollment Request

We anticipate the After School program opening for spring semester. The program will be open Monday – Thursday from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will provide care for children in kindergarten to age 12.

Please share your interest in the after school program by completing the survey. This will allow us to keep in contact with you.

After School Survey

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

 


 

Program Information

 

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.

 

After School Program

Building on the success of its existing Children’s Learning Center (serving ages 18 months to 5 years), LCCC will offer after school care 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.

The After School Program, 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 the 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 mhenes@lorainccc.edu for more details; or complete our After School Survey to request more information or share your intent to enroll for Spring 2022.

 

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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