Welcome to the Clinton Early Learning Center

Welcome to the Clinton Early Learning Center

Welcome to the Clinton Early Learning CenterWelcome to the Clinton Early Learning CenterWelcome to the Clinton Early Learning Center

Novel Corona Virus Update


Clinton Early Learning Center Closed

The Clinton Early Learning Center will be closed until April 14, 2020 to stop the spread of the Novel Corona Virus in conjunction with the Clinton Central School District.

The teachers will be putting together a list of websites, activities and sensory recipes you can do with your child during this time, via newsletter.  You can expect weekly updates.  

These are unprecedented and uncertain times. The health and safety of our families and staff is our main priority. We thank you for your patience and understanding. Information will be forthcoming as we learn more.

Up To Date Information Surrounding COVID-19

For the most up-to-date information surrounding the Novel Corona Virus, please visit the following websites: 

NYS Department of Health Corona Virus

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Corona Virus

Employment Opportunities

The Clinton Early Learning Center is looking to grow its team of highly qualified early childhood professionals.  We have competitive wages, including a competitive benefit package: paid time off, health insurance, and paid holidays.  

About Us



The Clinton Early Learning Center opened its doors in 1973, nestled on the Hamilton College campus.  In 2015 we relocated to the Clinton Elementary School, maintaining our unique and special relationship with the college.  In 2016 the center expanded once more, providing a much needed school age program for the Clinton community.  


Who Are We

Our preschool is located in the heart of Clinton, NY.  We have 4 classrooms; The Den, The Hive, The Nest and The Burrow.  We accept children infants to 5 years of age in our early child care program.

Our exclusive school age program offers before and after school care for children enrolled in the Clinton Elementary School, ages 5-12 years old.  Vacation camps are offered to children in the Clinton  and surrounding elementary schools.

Our Mission

The Clinton Early Learning Center provides children with nurturing care and enriching educational experiences that promote children's social emotional, physical and cognitive development. 


What Sets Us Apart?

Intentionality and relationships are the two themes that emanate throughout our programming.  

There are many things that go into a successful early childhood classroom;  the uninterrupted schedule, the carefully selected curriculum, the well-thought out lesson plans, the engaging activities,the purposefully chosen materials and the intentional set up of the classroom environment.

Natural relationships are formed throughout the center.  

Children form relationships with each other, the teachers, the materials they use, the classroom environment and with the eclectic, charming Clinton community. 


The teaching staff have a comprehensive understanding of these key components, allowing for higher level thinking and investigations to occur.

Contact Us

We are here to answer any questions you may have!

Schedule a Visit...

To schedule a visit, please contact us at the number below to see if our program is the right fit you.

Clinton Early Learning Center

75 Chenango Ave, Clinton, NY 1332



Open today

07:45 am – 05:15 pm

Early Childhood

Monday - Friday: 7:45am - 5:15pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

School Age Program

Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 8:55am

Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 5:45pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

*The center will delay opening or close if the Clinton Central School District delays or closes.