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Group photo of the CMC Rifle Early Learners’ Center children with visiting firefighters in front of a firetruck.

Welcome to the Early Learners' Center

The Early Learners’ Center (ELC) is located on the CMC Campus in Rifle, CO. We are a licensed, nonprofit early care and education classroom serving children ages 2 ½-6 years old. Because we are located on campus, we consider our space a “teaching” classroom, where many Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education students come to learn through direct observation and practicum experiences.

The Early Learners’ Center is open from 8:30am-3:30pm Monday-Thursday and have a variety of scheduling options available from 2 half days (8:30-11:30am) per week, to 4 full days (8:30-3:30) per week. Cost of care ranges from $225/month to $900/month depending on schedule, and we accept CCCAP and Universal Preschool tuition assistance programs.

Learn More / Contact Us

Please review the links below for more detailed information about the Early Learners’ Center at CMC Rifle. If you are interested in scheduling a tour or enrolling your child in our program, please contact the Director Jayme Goscha at 970-625-6916 or email

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Early Learners’ Center Application

Early Learners’ Center Handbook


To foster joyful curiosity and to develop independence, creativity, self-motivation, and resilience through engaging, integrated learning experiences with others in authentic and responsive environments.