Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC)

ABOUT Palmer Center - ECLC

The Kingsport City Schools Early Childhood Learning Centers (ECLC) are tuition-based childcare facilities that provide early childhood learning experiences which are developmentally appropriate for children ranging in age from 6 weeks to 5 years.  
Play is the work of young children. Our classroom staff and learning environments promote active play, engaging academic experiences, and free exploration. Children are nurtured physically, emotionally, and academically. We take great pride in the use of early childhood best practices to prepare children for their next steps in life.
Questions? Please contact the Palmer Center ECLC Director, Misty Ezell at (423) 378.2160 or via email [email protected].
Monday - Friday
7:15 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Take note: If Kingsport City Schools are closed or dismiss early due to inclement weather, all Palmer Center ECLC students will follow elementary school dismissal times. Click here for school hours and click here for inclement weather information.
Tuition rates for all Kingsport City Schools ECLC locations are the same. Families can choose either a 10-month or 12-month option of childcare.
  • Infants (6 weeks - 18 months): $780 per month
  • Toddlers (18 months - 36 months): $760 per month
  • Pre-K (3 years - 5 years): $740 per month
  • Materials Fee for all ages: $175 per year