Early Learning Centers of Lubbock

Administrative Office
1639 Main Street
Lubbock, TX 79401
Phone: (806) 765-9981
Fax: (806) 741-0503
Executive Director: Lena Scaff

Mission: Educating and nurturing young children and their families for successful futures.

Program funded by the Lubbock Area United Way:
Child Care

The Early Learning Centers offer high quality, educational programs for infants through Pre-K children (and for school-aged children during school holidays.)  ELC partners with many community groups, such as LISD Pre-K staff, Texas Tech School of Nursing, Foster Grandparents, and the Volunteer Center, to provide enhanced services to children. Fees for the year-round program are based on income and eligibility.  Daily activities are planned in the following areas:

  • Stories/Language
  • Nature/Science
  • Large/Small Motor Skill
  • Dramatic Play
  • Blocks
  • Music and Art

The Early Learning Centers also emphasize the development of:

  • Positive self-concept
  • Creative Expression
  • Social Skills
  • Health and Safety Habits
  • Communication Skills

Our tuition/fees are determined by a sliding fee scale based on your household income.

All five centers are licensed by the state of Texas and all five centers are a part of the Texas Rising Star accreditation program through Texas WorkForce Center.

We provide breakfast, lunch, snack, baby bottles, formula, and baby food at no additional cost to the family.

Early Learning Center locations

Carver Early Learning Center
2509 Elm Street
Lubbock, TX 79404
Phone: (806) 744-6726

Talkington Early Learning Center
2714 Erskine
Lubbock, TX 79415
Phone: (806) 763-0535

Guadalupe Early Learning Center
101 Avenue K
Lubbock, TX 79401
Phone: (806) 763-3777

Vanda Early Learning Center
1301 Vanda
Lubbock, TX 79403
Phone: (806) 765-0110

New Directions Early Learning Center
Matthews Alternative High School
417 N. Akron
Lubbock, TX 79415
Phone: (806) 765-9126