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Home & Family Life Early Learning Center

Contact us
Home & Family Life Office
Toll Free 1.866.900.2311
Home & Family Life Center
Located on the LCC campus adjacent to Parking Lot I.
see Campus Map
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 3010
Longview, WA 98632
Regular Hours (Fall/Win/Spr Qtrs)
M-F 7:15 am - 5:45 pm
Summer Hours (July/Aug)
M-Th 7:15 am - 5:45 pm
Michaela Jackson 
Program Coordinator

Josie Zbaeren
Center Director

Our childcare center provides state licensed childcare for children ages four weeks to kindergarten entry, in an environment where children are encouraged to develop at their own pace. Our services are available to community members, students, and LCC employees.

Home and Family Life (HOFL) is a participant of the Washington State Early Achievers quality rating and improvement system. Our teachers are trained in the Early Childhood Education field.


The mission of the Learning Center is to provide individualized education options designed to strengthen the family unit. We offer safe, quality on-campus child-care and preschool learning opportunities for the children of LCC students, employees, and community members, in an atmosphere that invites adults and children to discover, explore, and celebrate the marvelous beings they are.

Waiting List

To participant in the HOFL program, please fill out a Waiting List Application and email, mail or bring it to the HOFL office.


The Home & Family Life program requires a minimum of 3 days per week, 4 hours per day enrollment for each quarter. Effective 2014, child care rates are:

Age Group Student/Staff Community
Birth - 11 months
Full Day (over 4 hours) $33.28 $36.50
Half Day (4 hours or less) $16.66 $20.00
12 - 29 months
Full Day (over 4 hours) $28.57 $31.43
Half Day (4 hours or less) $14.28 $17.52
30 months - kindergarten entry
Full Day (over 4 hours) $24.96 $28.14
Half Day (4 hours or less) $12.48 $16.08

Rates are calculated on a per-day quarterly basis and divided into three (3) equal payments. Proof of payment is required before bringing child to center on the first day of service, and all payments thereafter are due by the first day of each month.