Children's Learning Center

Child Care at HCC

The Children's Learning Center (CLC) is dedicated to serving the needs of young children by providing a high quality early childhood program within a safe, nurturing environment. The program supports the child care needs of HCC students, faculty, and staff and provides a learning laboratory for college students interested in working with young children. Children are accepted at the age of two through the age of five. The Children's Learning Center is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., 12 months a year. Evening child care may be offered based on sufficient enrollment. The CLC follows the college calendar and is closed for observed holidays and staff training days. It also follows the college's inclement weather policies. 2014-2015 School Year Tuition Rates   1 Block*       Student Rate a.m. p.m. Day Week Tiny Tots $19.50 $17.50 $29.00 $119.00 Preschool/Pre-K $17.50 $15.50 $25.00 $102.00 School-Age $17.50 $15.50 $24.00 $97.00           Faculty/Staff Rate a.m. p.m. Day Week Tiny Tots $29.00 $26.00 $38.00 $152.00 Preschool/Pre-K $23.00 $19.50 $31.00 $132.00 School-Age $23.00 $19.50 $30.00 $125.00           Community Member Rate a.m. p.m. Day Week Tiny Tots $33.00 n/a $43.00 $174.00 Preschool/Pre-K $27.00 n/a $37.00 $152.00 School-Age $27.00 n/a $34.00 $141.00                                         *A "Block" is a half day of service, either a.m. (7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) or p.m. (12:30 p.m.to  6 p.m.). Children must be enrolled for at least two blocks or two days per week. Fees Application Fee:  $15 per child due at the time of application. Materials Fee:  $40 per year; due August or at enrollment Re-Enroll Fee: $50 to hold space between semesters Payment Schedule & Policies Weekly tuition will be determined according to the days and times a child is enrolled. Tuition will be charged for the entire semester or session that a child is enrolled. Parents will sign a contract agreeing to tuition rates and policies. Tuition is due at the beginning of each week for that week of service. Tuition may also be paid monthly in advance. Additional fees may be charged for field trips or other special activities. Parents will receive advance notice of such activities. Vouchers from the Department of Social Services and from the JTSR Program will be accepted. Parents are responsible for any assigned co-payments or differences between voucher payment and tuition rates. Tuition will not be reduced or waived for partial attendance (due to illness, family vacation, or other reasons) except under certain circumstances and with prior arrangement from the CLC Director. Tuition is charged for 50 weeks of the year. Child care tuition is charged for other days when the college is closed due to holiday or weather conditions. Two weeks written notice is required for withdrawal from child care. The parent is responsible for payment of these two weeks. If tuition account is not paid in full on or before the due date, a notice will be sent to the family. Failure to pay fees may result in dismissal. Outstanding balances at the end of a semester will prevent a student from receiving grades or registering for future classes. Applications & Brochures Child Care Application Form Child Care Application Form - Evenings Child Care Application Form - Summer

HCC’s Children’s Learning Center earns Maryland EXCELS rating

(Release: July 15, 2013) - The Children’s Learning Center at Hagerstown Community College was the first child care center in Washington County to achieve the new Maryland EXCELS rating. This rating is a voluntary tiered quality rating and improvement system (TQRIS) for child care providers and is based on five progressive check levels.