Power Outage-Main Campus

Due to power outage at main campus, classes scheduled before 5pm have been cancelled. Employees scheduled until 5pm are being released. Normal Ops expected @5

Due to power outage at main campus, classes scheduled before 5pm have been cancelled. Employees scheduled until 5pm are being released. Normal operations expected to resume at 5pm.

Center Information

Created through a collaborative effort between Bellevue College, Costco Wholesale Corporation and donations from many private donors, the Early Learning Center brings together BC programs in parent education, child-care services, “field” training for childcare providers and Head Start services for children from low-income families. An on-site family resource specialist also provides advocacy services for parents and families.

Features of the Center

  • 22,000 square feet of space
  • Space for 190 children
  • “Field” experience for BC students enrolled in early childhood education, nursing, parent education, and psychology
  • An infant toddler care program
  • Family outreach and advocacy services

Center Costs

The total amount raised to finance the Early Learning Center was approximately $5 million. Of this amount, the facility construction costs was $4.2 million.

Project Support

Many private and public contributors from the community made the ELC possible through their generous donations. The Early Center program also receives regular support from:

  • ACCESS Grant from the U.S. Department of Education
  • BC Student Government
  • City of Bellevue
  • Puget Sound ESD Head Start
  • State of Washington
  • US Department of Agriculture

Ongoing support to the Early Learning Center is extremely important. If you are interested in making a donation to support scholarships for children at the Center, or for general program support, please contact the BC Foundation for details on how to make your pledge.

Download Brochure

Download: ELC brochure