Children at the ELC learn about safety from a Rifle Firefighter

Welcome to the Early Learners’ Center

The Early Learners’ Center provides a high-quality and affordable learning program to CMC students’ children and the West Garfield County community in a beautiful new facility. It is the Center’s goal to offer activities that will enhance a child’s social, emotional, cognitive and creative skills in a safe and supportive environment. Parents and teachers are children’s primary educators, so we offer many opportunities to both parents and children to explore, discover and learn. Our commitment is to foster children’s healthy development, self-esteem, independence, positive family relationships and academic competence.

Who we are…

Early Learning Center Staff photo.

ELC staff (left to right): Amanda, Raquel & Rosalba.

The Colorado Mountain College West Garfield Early Learners’ Center is a state-licensed preschool program. We are available to all current CMC students and the community who have children between the ages of 3 and 5 years old. We are open from Monday through Thursday and we offer two preschool sessions. Morning is from 8:45 to 11:45 and afternoon from 12:15 to 3:15. The maximum number for either session is 15 children.You may reach us at 625-6916 with further questions.

What we are about…

The mission of the Early Learners’ Center is to provide preschool- and school-age children with a high-quality learning program designed to stimulate and enhance a child’s social, cognitive, emotional and creative skills.

ELC children playing in the snow

The ELC uses research-based curricula and instructional activities that are proven to enhance a child’s social, emotional, cognitive and creative skills. Staff at the ELC understand child development and are familiar with the State of Colorado licensing rules for child care centers.