Early Childhood Learning Center
at George Washington Elementary School
1100 Bellingham Dr. Kingsport, TN 37660


Learning during the first six years is vital.  Patterns and expectations of success should be established for your child during these years to create a climate of confidence for his/her present and future learning efforts and overall development.  Sensory, motor, perceptual, and language skills are introduced through materials and activities which are child-centered and teacher-directed.  Activities are planned which emphasize the process rather than the product.                 
          Based on the theory that children learn through play, classroom routines encourage active movement, meaningful experimentation, and reinforcement through repitition.  Schedules are designed to balance structure and free choice, as well as, active and quiet times.  The staff of ECLC is committed to this concept. We will provide opportunities for your child to explore the environment and interact with adults and peers in a nurturing atmosphere. 
          A natural love for children combined with sensitivity and skills as teachers will result in effective inquisitiveness in order to enhance mental processes and skills.  The ECLC staff hopes to establish a partnership with you that fosters your child's maximum development. 

A happy, well-rounded personality is our goal for your child.
Program Options
*We proudly serve children from 6 weeks of age until they are ready for the move to Kindergarten.

Full Day / Full Year Option
The Center is open at 7:15 am until 5:30 pm Monday through Friday for 12 months.  (School is not in session during major school holidays with the exception of Fall and Spring Break.)

Full Day / School Year Option
The Center is open at 7:15 am until 5:30 pm Monday through Friday for 10 months and follows the Kingsport City Schools calendar.  The center is open on all in-service days.  School year families may attend on in-service days if involved in an in-service program.

A yearly calendar that lists all school holidays will be provided once your child is enrolled.

Monthly Tuition Rates

Program Options
School Year Option = 10 payments due on the 5th of each month.
Full Year Option = 12 payments due on the 5th of each month.

Infants = $695.00/mo
Toddlers = $675.00/mo
​Preschool = $655.00/mo

Meet The Team
  1. Executive Director
    Mrs. Angela
    Infant Lead Teacher
    I have worked with young children for 15 years now. I have an AS degree in Early Childhood Education. I have two wonderful children and am very proud of the young adults that they are becoming. My hobbies include spending precious time with my family, reading, and collecting unicorns and vintage tea sets.
  2. Executive Director
    Mrs. Linda
    Infant Teacher
    I have 28 years of experience in the field of childcare. I began working at ECLC in the infant room in August of 2002. I have my CDA and am proud to serve our wonderful families. I am married and have 2 beautiful daughters and 2 wonderful grandsons.
  3. Executive Director
    Mrs. Pam
    Infant Teacher
    I graduated from Central High School in 1982. I was a stay at home mom for 25 years. I worked in the SACC program for a year and later began working in the infant room in ECLC. I love spending time with my grand daughter and my 5 children. I have 2 dogs and my favorite place to be is at the beach.
  4. Executive Director
    Ms. Sarah
    Toddler Lead Teacher
    I have been in the ECLC toddler room for 8 years. I am a proud mommy of 1 son who is a preschooler! Teaching young children is my passion! I love my job because I have the opportunity to create a lasting impression on my children and their families.
  5. Executive Director
    Ms. Janice
    Toddler Teacher
  6. Executive Director
    Ms. Lindsey
    Toddler Teacher
    I started working in ECLC as a sub in June of 2015. I became one of the toddler teachers in July of 2016. I am currently working toward a nursing degree at ETSU.
  7. Executive Director
    Mrs. Malinda
    Preschool Lead
    I have been with ECLC for 29 years. Most of my time has been spent caring for infants and toddlers but I've been in the preschool room for the last 9 years. I have acquired my CDA and have a background in Special Education, Art Education, and Early Childhood from ETSU and Memphis State. I am married and have 3 dogs and 1 cat.
  8. Executive Director
    Mrs. Tonya
    Preschool Lead
    I have been working in the field of early childhood for 24 years and have been with ECLC for 22 years. I spent 10 years in the Older Toddler room before moving to preschool. I have my CDA and have a lot of training in our HighScope Curriculum. I am happily married and have 2 cats. I also have 2 nephews and 1 niece. I enjoy spending time with my family and relaxing at home.
  9. Executive Director
    Ms. Mary
    ECLC Nap Floater / Sub
    I have been a sub in ECLC for the last three years while also working in the SACC program. I began the nap time floater position 2 years ago after finishing my BS degree in Human Services from ETSU. I love animals, being outdoors, makeup, and working out at the Y. I truly enjoy working with children of all ages .
  10. Executive Director
    Donna Freeman
    I have a B.S. degree in Elementary Education from ETSU. I am married to my high school sweetheart and have 2 beautiful daughters. I realized early in my life that I had a desire to teach and work with children. I have worked in both the ECLC and SACC programs and wouldn't trade my experiences for anything. I love our program and have full faith that what we do makes a difference!