Days and Hours of Operation

The Early Learning Center at Hospital for Special Care is licensed to provide child care services during the following hours:

Monday through Friday:
6:30 AM to 5:15 PM
52 weeks per year

Holiday Closings

The Early Learning Center Center is closed in observance of the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve: Center closes at 3:00 pm
  • Christmas Day

Please note that tuition fees are formulated taking these holiday closings into consideration and fees are not prorated during weeks there is a holiday closing.

Education Program

Our Center utilizes The Creative Curriculum and The Early Learning Development Standards (ELDS) as a guide for planning developmentally appropriate activities for each age group. We are committed in keeping the children safe and healthy in an attractive and stimulating environment while providing a program that is individualized to meet each child's developmental level. Every day we work to make education fun. Learning Opportunities for growth and development are offered to the children in small groups, large groups and on an individual basis in the following curriculum areas:

  • Science & Exploration
  • Creative Art
  • Library & Storytime
  • Music & Movement
  • Math & Manipulatives
  • Literacy (pre-reading & writing)
  • Blocks & Construction
  • Dramatic Play
  • Language Development
  • Social Studies
  • Technology (Computers & Listening Centers)
  • Outdoor

Most important is the fact that all of this takes place in an atmosphere in which each child's needs are put first. Our desire is to not only be your child’s “home away from home,” but also to be a positive experience they will remember for a lifetime.