Glendale Community College has a wide array of resources for their students ranging from their Food Pantry to free tickets to the Phoenix Art Museum to an on-campus fitness center. Glendale Community College also has an Early Childhood Learning Center focused around children in their toddler years to preschool years. This childcare program is part of the Early Childhood Center for Excellence in Learning (ECCEL) Preschool Program within the Peoria Unified School District.

80% of a child’s brain is developed by age of three and 90% when reaching age five. Having the proper tools and care are vital to a healthy mind for now and the future. In the Early Childhood Learning Center, it isn’t just about learning basic skills but developing emotional connections with passionate workers and caretakers that are certified to work with toddlers and preschoolers. It’s more than setting up a child for school, it’s about forming social skills with others, physical attention and cognitive development. It’s about sparking creativity in the future generations. Caregivers are encouraged to talk to the parents of these children and give regular feedback on their development. 

To register online for ECCEL, go to Registration for the upcoming school year opens in the spring. Help with tuition can be found through scholarship opportunities and through the Department of Economic Security. Full day care and half day care are available.

Quality time, education, and care are top priorities in the Early Childhood Learning Center.