Early Learning Center (childcare)


The Lummi belief that we take care of ourselves, watch out for ourselves,

and love and take care of one another.

Early Learning Center, Lummi Campus

We provide a quality, family-centered early learning program, offering culturally relevant experiences for the young children in our care.


  • Quality care for children ages 1 month to 3 years
  • Serving the children of NWIC students, staff and community members
  • Highly trained staff
  • Nurturing learning environment
  • Full-time or part-time care available
  • State licensed with excellent child to caregiver ratios
  • State of the art facility with top quality children’s furnishings

ELC staff is committed to:

  • Protecting children’s health and safety
  • Creating an environment that is sensitive to supporting children’s home culture, language and values
  • Helping children form a positive self-image
  • Providing a responsive and loving atmosphere where children can grow at their own pace
  • Encouraging children’s spontaneity and imagination
  • Respecting children’s rights, teaching respect for self and others through example

Hours of operation:

7:45am-5:15pm, Monday-Friday

For current rates contact Ashia Smock at 360-392-4260.

Eligible students often work with DSHS to subsidize daycare costs; please inquire with ELC staff to find out more.