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ELC Fall 2010 Newsletter

Our Philosophy

Northwest Indian College provides a quality, family-centered early learning program that offers culturally-relevant experiences for the young children in our care. Incorporating ideas from within the community, we support the Lummi belief of LENGESOT: we take care of ourselves, watch out for ourselves, and love and take care of one another.

Our Program

  • 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

The Early Learning Center 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


Operating hours are 7:45 a.m. through 5:15 p.m., Monday – Friday. Part time and full time scheduling is available in morning and all-day sessions, with the morning session running from 7:45 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. Children need to be dropped off no later then 11:15 a.m.
Infants will be following individual meal schedules; breakfast will be served for toddlers at 9 a.m., lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., and snack will be served at 2:30 p.m.
Toddlers who stay for the full day will be napping from approximately 12:15 through 2:15.
The annual registration fee is $60 per child; under certain circumstances, quarterly registration for $15 will be allowed. Parents will be required to indicate their weekly schedule, including drop off and pick up times, at the beginning of each quarter.

Contact Information

Location:  NWIC Lummi Campus - Building 18 (In between the Center for Student Success and Student Housing)

Phone: 360 392-4260



$40 full day
$20 half day
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$18 half day
Staff & Faculty:
$43 full day
$22 half day
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$19 half day