Educare Center

The Educare Center is now enrolling children ages 3-5 for our child care and preschool program for Fall Quarter 2016.  Contact Mary Lou Melly, Educare Director at 360-417-6530 or email for more details.

The Educare Center provides quality education and care for children from three to five years of age, of Peninsula College students, faculty and staff. Children from the community are welcome when space is available.

Parenting education and family support services are vital parts of our program. For more information and links to Parenting Education Programs visit Family Life Education.

Hours of Operation:

The Educare Center is open during all college instructional days during fall, winter and spring quarters.  We are open Monday - Friday, 7:45am – 4:00pm.

Our Mission Statement:

We respect all families and acknowledge that the parent is the child’s first teacher. While children are in our care our goal is to provide a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment for all children. This includes:

  • Providing opportunities for children to develop their social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and language skills.
  • Serving nutritious meals for optimal development.

We believe that children learn best by active exploration in a child-centered classroom.  Our role as educators is to help young children use the environment productively so the children see themselves as successful and capable learners.  Our responsibility as educators is to be lifelong learners so our practices reflect current research in the field of Early Childhood Education.

Non-Discrimination Statement: Peninsula College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, families with children, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, including gender identity, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities. Coordination of compliance is the responsibility of the Human Resources Officer, PC HR Office, (360) 452-9277 or TDD (360) 417-6339.