Lafayette College Early Learning Center (LCELC)
Easton, PA 18042
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Monday thru Friday
The Lafayette College Early Learning Center (LCELC) offers quality, nurturing child care and an age-appropriate learning environment for children from 6 weeks old through age 5.
The College established its on-campus early learning center in 1986, and in continuance of its original mission, it serves the child care needs of the College’s employees as well as the general community. The center offers infant, toddler, preschool, and kindergarten prep programs. Hours of operation are generally 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and children can attend full time or part-time throughout the year.
Call the center director at (610) 438-8500 to inquire about programming, space availability, or to schedule a tour of the center.
Bright Horizons headquartered in Watertown, MA, manages the staffing and daily operations of the center. Bright Horizons is a leader in developing and operating employer-related early learning centers in more than 40 U.S. states as well as several international locations. It manages centers for colleges and universities, governmental agencies, businesses, and nonprofit hospitals, in addition to operating elder care programs.
The center’s current configured capacity is approximately 70 children. Although the room configurations may change based on demand.
|Infants (6 weeks–12 months)||8 spaces||1:4 staff-to-child ratio|
|Young Toddlers (13–24 months)||20 spaces||1:5 staff-to-child ratio|
|Older Toddlers (25–35 months)||12 spaces||1:6 staff-to-child ratio|
|Preschool (3–5 years old)||20 spaces||1:10 staff-to-child ratio|
|Kindergarten Prep||10 spaces||1:10 staff-to-child ratio|
The College provides support to the center, allowing employees of Lafayette to enjoy discounted rates for enrolled children/dependents. Tuition rates are adjusted annually.
Costs include breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack daily for all but infants. Parents of infants must provide their child’s food. Meals are cooked fresh on campus by Dining Services provider Bon Appetit and delivered to the center each day. All milk served to the children is organic.