Early Childhood Learning Center


Teaching Mott's Youngest Students

The nationally accredited Mott Community College Early childhood Learning Center is the home of the Mott Bear Cubs and provides high quality early education and child care for the children of MCC students and employees who are ages 2 ½ to 5 years old.

MCC ECLC is conveniently located next to main campus in the community wing of Woodside and was established in the 1980 to serve the children and families of Mott Community College and the Flint community. The center serves up to 75 families and their children per school year and follows the Mott academic schedule, beginning with the start of the Fall semester in September and ending after the completion of the Winter semester in May.

Empowering Children Celebrating Childhood

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.

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

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 provides experiences for other Mott programs and courses including Storytelling and Dental Hygiene. Students gain practical experience under the guidance of the staff of the ECLC. 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. 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!