Early Childhood Learning Center

Vision Statement

Nurturing Children, Empowering Families & Strengthening Community

Mission Statement

A partner coming alongside its community and families to build strong, healthy, life-long learners, resulting in a thriving community, whole families and tribal sovereignty for time immemorial.

ECLC Contact Information

  • 350 Anne Antelope Avenue
    PO Box 408
    Plummer, ID 83851
  • Phone 208-686-6507
  • Fax 208-686-5301

Hours of Operation

  • Mon – Thurs  7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
    Regular Classroom Programming
  • 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    After Hours Child Care

ECLC Calendar

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Program Goals

  • The program will support children’s sustained development and learning through the engagement of families and staff in the implementation of school readiness goals.
  • The program will support increased family well-being in the areas of physical and mental health, secure relationships, and financial stability.
  • The program will seek additional funding to support services for children and families living within the service area.

ECLC Programs

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe Early Childhood Learning Center houses all early childhood programs for the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. ECLC provides comprehensive services in the areas of education, disabilities, mental health, health, nutrition, and family services to 102 qualifying children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old, and their families.

Head Start

HS is a national preschool program designed to provide comprehensive developmental services to meet the needs of qualifying children ages 3-5 years old and their families. ECLC currently provides HS services to 36 preschool children in center-based classrooms.

Early Head Start

EHS is a national program for infants/toddlers designed to provide comprehensive developmental services to meet the needs of qualifying children ages 0-2 and their families. ECLC currently provides EHS services to 40 infants and toddlers in center-based classrooms.

Child Care Development Fund

CCDF is a child care program for low-income Tribal families that aims to increase the availability and accessibility of quality child care services. ECLC currently operates one full-day CCDF classroom, providing services to 16 infants and toddlers and 6 preschoolers. ECLC also provides after school care for a limited number of children of parents who are working or going to school. CCDF is a fee for service program. A sliding scale is available for qualifying families, based on household income verification, which may subsidize the cost of CCDF services.

Native Youth Community Project

NYCP is a holistic program aimed at increasing school, college, and career success of those children attending school on the Coeur d’Alene reservation. NYCP uses a holistic approach by building a healthy living component into the program that incorporates social/emotional components with culture-based creative arts, nutrition and physical activity; creating a well-balanced program. ECLC currently provides NYCP services to 12 preschool children in a center-based classroom.

First Steps

FS is an early intervention program that provides referrals for services to children birth to age six. Services provided include: developmental tracking to monitor the physical, social, and emotional development of your child; assessment services in the areas of speech, language, hearing, vision, motor skills and intellectual development; and intervention services provided by teachers, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, and service coordinators for children with diagnosed disabilities.

Contact Us

  • 1115 B St, Plummer, ID 83851
  • 208-686-1800
  • PO Box 408, Plummer, ID 83851
  • 208-686-5804
  • Staff Directory