Early Learning Center - Child Care

Contact Information

Bindi Tilbury
(509) 533-3624


Due to a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, a child care tuition reduction is available to Pell eligible SFCC students. For more information, please contact (509) 533-3624.

The purpose of the Early Learning Center is to provide quality, affordable childcare to Head Start/Early Head Start eligible children of SFCC student parents and to support their parenting needs in ways that enhance their opportunities for success in college.

The SFCC Early Learning Center is...

  • A college-operated laboratory site for the SFCC early childhood education program.
  • A BRAND NEW state-licensed and nationally accredited child care facility, providing full day-care for children ages 6 weeks through preschool.
  • A Head Start/Early Head Start site consisting of infant, toddler and preschool classrooms. Head Start/Early Head Start is a federally funded program for families meeting enrollment guidelines. Full-time SFCC students utilizing the childcare program receive priority for enrollment. Registration is year-round. Please come to Bldg 29 for current information, and to find out more about the program.

The ELC is staffed by professionals in early childhood education and students in training. The center also provides referrals to many community social services, including SFCC Student Success classes, mental health services, and SFCC food bank.

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Services are offered when SFCC is in session.