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The UAH Early Learning Center is a blend of best practices from early childhood education, child development, early childhood special education, and integrated therapy intended to give all children a firm foundation for their future. The learning environment is designed to promote and allow for multidimensional growth: socially, cognitively, physically, and emotionally.

The UAH Early Learning Center comprises the UAH RISE Program, First Class Pre-K 4-year-old grant classrooms, and Early Head Start and Head Start Programs.

We provide year-round services, with some scheduled breaks. We are aligned as closely as possible with the calendars of both the local school systems and UAH. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Before-School Care (7:00am - 7:50am) and After-School Care (until 5:30 p.m.) is offered for an additional monthly fee.

The UAH Early Learning Center is supported by gifts and grants from individuals, foundations and corporations, tuition, and UAH as a community outreach center for the College of Education.