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Fostering Relationships

A child’s earliest years are all about relationships. Families and teachers that partner together with a focus on supporting infants, toddlers and preschoolers in developing trust and positive relationships help create a solid foundation toward future success. The ECLC respects and values each family and strives to create an environment in which the unique development of each infant and toddler is supported and celebrated.

ECLC lobby

The MCC ECLC Early Learning Program is designed to support responsive, thoughtful, and intentional interactions between families, teachers, and children in order to foster positive relationships.

Infant/Toddler Program

The ratio of adults to infants/toddlers is 1:3 with each infant/toddler assigned to a "primary caregiver" in order to provide continuity of relationships and a close bond with the child and family.

Preschool Program

The ratio of adults to preschoolers/prekindergarteners is 1:8. This academically and socially rich program provides developmentally appropriate learning in a safe, positive, nurturing environment; promoting social, emotional, physical, and cognitive growth with creativity and language development.

Prekindergarten Program

GSRP is a free or reduced cost prekindergarten program for 4 year old children who qualify and is funded by a grant awarded to Mott College by the State of Michigan.


Infants (ages 6months to 12 months)

The ECLC Infant classroom offers an early learning program for children who are 6-12 months old.

infant green room

Young Toddler (ages 6months to 12 months)

The ECLC Young Toddler classroom offers an early learning program for children who are 13 - 23 months old.

young toddler room

Older Toddler (ages 24-months to 35-months)

The ECLC Older Toddler classroom offers an early learning program for children who are 24 - 35 months old.

older toddler art area

Preschool (ages 3-5 years old)

The ECLC Preschool classroom offers early learning programming for children who are 3-5 years old.

prekindergarten GSRP red room

Prekindergarten Program (4 year olds)

The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a free or reduced-cost prekindergarten program for qualifying children who will be four years old on or before September 1st of the current school year. GSRP is funded through the State of Michigan

prekindergarten GSRP yellow room

Before & After Care

The ECLC offers care before and after the GSRP school day. Child care funding may be available for MCC students.

preschool blue room reading area