Early Childhood Learning Center
Teaching Mott’s Youngest Students
The Mott Community College Early childhood Learning Center (ECLC) is the home of the Mott Bear Cubs and provides high quality early education and child care for the children of MCC students, employees and the community who are ages 2 ½ to 5 years
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.
The ECLC is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Accreditation signifies that the center has achieved excellence in providing high-quality early childhood education for young children. In order to receive accreditation, the educational environment must meet the ten NAEYC Program Standards and over 400 related Accreditation Criteria.
The ECLC also has earned a 5 STAR quality rating from Great Start to Quality, the State of Michigan’s tiered quality rating and improvement system for child care and preschool. Great Start to Quality rates the level of quality of all licensed and registered child care and preschool programs in Michigan.
Earning both a 5 STAR rating and NAEYC accreditation indicates that MCC’s Early Childhood Learning Center is one of the highest-quality child care centers in the state, and among the top child care programs in the nation.
MCC ECLC is conveniently located on main campus in the community wing of the Woodside building 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 Spring semester in June.
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 grant, FELP grant, 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
Thanks to a generous grant from the Greater Flint Arts Council, our outdoor learning environment is now a STEAM playground which uses the arts to support children as they develop the skills of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics!
Funding for this project is made possible by a grant from Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and Greater Flint Arts Council and through the ongoing generous support of Mott Community College.
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