Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC)


The Kingsport City Schools Early Childhood Learning Centers (ECLC) are tuition-based childcare facilities that provide early childhood learning experiences that are developmentally appropriate for children ranging in ages from 6 weeks to 5 years.  
Play is the work of young children and our classroom staff and learning environments promote active play, engaging academic experiences, and free exploration. Children are nurtured physically, emotionally, and academically. We take great pride in the use of early childhood best practice to prepare children for their next steps in life.
Questions? Please contact the Washington Elementary School ECLC Director, Kansas Winningham at (423) 378.2480 or via email [email protected].
Monday - Friday
7:15 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Take note: If Kingsport City Schools are closed or dismiss early due to inclement weather, all Palmer Center ECLC students will follow elementary school dismissal times. Click here for school hours and click here for inclement weather information.
Tuition rates for all Kingsport City Schools ECLC locations are the same. Families can choose either a 10-month and 12-month option of childcare.
  • Infants (6 weeks - 18 months): $780 month
  • Toddlers (18 months - 36 months): $760 month
  • Pre-K (3 years - 5 years): $740 month
  • Materials Fee for all ages: $175 year