Early Learning Center

Choosing a day care center that will nurture your child from infancy through pre-school may be the most important decision you make.  The Early Learning Center of Johnston Health is a five-star childcare facility that provides a nurturing environment for children six weeks to five years of age. The program provides a year-round, literacy-based curriculum in a safe and stimulating environment. Low teacher-to-child ratios provide individual learning opportunities, and enrichment programs in Spanish, sign language, computer instruction, art and music allow your child to receive a well-rounded education. Ample play time is provided in indoor activity areas and an outdoor, fenced-in playground.

The Center supports a learning environment which fosters respect for cultural diversity and utilizes a theme based approach to education which allows growth and development of young children.

We welcome parents to take a tour of our facility in Smithfield and meet the staff to learn more about our childcare services. To schedule a tour, please call us at 919-938-7578.


sacs-accreditationThe Early Learning Center is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. This accreditation demonstrates to our community that we’re focused on raising student achievement, providing a safe and enriching learning environment, and maintaining an efficient and effective operation staffed by highly qualified educators. The center scored 388 points out of a possible 400 for education quality, 388 for teaching and learning impact, 391 for leadership and 386 for resource utilization.

Mission Statement

The mission of the  Early Learning Center is to provide exemplary early childhood education for the children enrolled in the Center by offering a program which develops the child emotionally, socially, cognitively, physically and educationally at his/her own pace.  The program is tailored for the child to ensure the quality of a child’s daily experiences while building a foundation for future learning.  It is our aim to make a difference in the lives of children each day.

Take the Virtual Tour

Johnston Health Early Learning Center, a 5 STAR center, is an educational based full day childcare preschool which provides a nurturing environment for children six weeks to five years of age. Take a look at the rooms for the different age groups and the playground.