Early Childhood Learning Center


Empowering Children Celebrating Childhood

Great News! The MCC Early Learning Center has been re-accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children through 2019. The rigorous accreditation process ensures that the MCC ECLC provides preschool education that is of the highest quality while maintaining the safety of our students.

The Mott Community College Early Learning Center (ECLC) has provided childcare to the children and families of Mott Community College and the community since the 1980s. MCC ECLC currently is licensed to provide childcare for children 3 to 5 years of age.

Our mission at the MCC ECLC is to create an active learning environment where each child’s unique power of critical and creative thinking is nurtured and celebrated, and each family is welcomed and supported.

The Mott Community College Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) is a grant funded childcare service that cares for Young Preschoolers and provides Before and After Care.

The Early Childhood Learning Center provides childcare services to MCC students and the community, while providing laboratory practicum experience to students in the Early Childhood Education Program. The ECLC also enhances other Mott courses including Storytelling. Students gain practical experience under the guidance of the staff of the ECLC.

Located adjacent to the MCC main campus, the ECLC becomes an ideal childcare center for students who are attending classes at MCC. There are many funding sources to offset the cost of childcare including: DHS payments, CCAMPIS grants, Loans, and Pell Awards.

The ECLC houses both a Great Start Readiness Program a free preschool program for children who qualify and a tuition-based preschool classroom for which a variety of child care funding sources are available.

The ECLC is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and has a 4 star rating from Great Start Connect. The ECLC is licensed by the Michigan Department of Social Services for the care of children. For the full story on the ECLC accreditation visit: http://www.mlive.com/swartzcreek/index.ssf/2014/06/mccs_early_childhood_learning.html


Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC)
Woodside Church

Contact Us:
Phone: (810) 239-0046
Fax : (810) 768-4002
Susan Lechota, Director



Young Preschool (3 - 4 years)
Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Monday - Thursday: 8:00am-3:00pm

Before / After GSRP Care
7:30am - 8:00am
3:00pm - 5:30pm



We believe that as parents, YOU are your child’s teacher and partner with the teaching teams here at MCC ECLC in helping to carry out our mission! Research shows that high quality preschool programs can lead to increases in school success, fewer school dropouts, higher graduation rates, less special education and even lower crime rates. Through our combined commitment and dedication to the education of your child, we will be impacting this generation and the next!