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.
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
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.