We believe in creating a stimulating environment for children in order to foster their learning, exploration and creative skills. We believe in having developmentally appropriate materials available to children at all ages to inspire them to use their own thoughts and ideas to investigate and learn. We believe in cultivating the art of inquiry along with critical and reflective thinking. We believe that parents play the most vital role in their child's education. Family involvement is the foundation for strong, quality education.

Hours of Operation:

Hours of operation are 7:00am - 5:30pm, Monday through Friday. 

The Center is open Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Center is closed for the following major holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Martin Luther King Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after, Christmas Day, and the week between Christmas and New Year's.

Our Classrooms

Young Infant

6 weeks - 12 months

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Mobile Infant

12 months - 18 months

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Young Toddler

18 months - 2 1/2 years

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Transitional Toddler

2 1/2 years - 3 1/2 years

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Preschool

3 1/2 years - 5 years

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Meals at the Early Learning Center

The Early Learning Center is part of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and serves breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. All meals are prepared on-site and meet all of the USDA nutritional guidelines for children. 

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Non-Discrimination Statement

For all other FNS nutrition assistance programs, state or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    Program.Intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Brandy Theis
Director, Rhodes State College Early Learning Center
Theis.B@RhodesState.edu
(419) 223-1044 ext. 6