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Early Learning Center

The Early Learning Center (ELC) is a resource library for parents, teachers and early childhood educators that provides developmentally appropriate educational materials for teaching and engaging young children.

Library Hours of Operation:

Monday & Friday 8 am – 5 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8 am – 7 pm (close at 5pm on 3rd Thursday)
Saturday 9 am – 1 pm

Our library includes:

  • Children’s books
  • CDs & DVDs
  • Childcare & Parenting reference materials
  • Age-appropriate learning kits. Download the ELC Kits document for a list of available kits.
  • Production area to help you make books, bulletin boards and learning materials. Download the ELC Tally Sheet for the cost of our production items.

Annual Membership Fees:

Individual – $25 per year

Assistive Technology in the ELC

The North Carolina Assistive Technology Program/Mountain area has partnered with the ELC to be a pick up and drop off center for items for the NCATP.  Assistive technology is any piece of equipment that can be used to enhance and increase the independence of a person with a disability.  The ELC has a small collection of items that can be borrowed for two weeks at a time.  These materials belong to the NCATP, but are housed here at the ELC. They can be borrowed by any member of the community, you do not need to be an ELC member.  The loan period is 2 weeks and the limit is 3 items at time.  For more information, please see visit their website at or call Rae or Mary Kay at 828 631-9461.  They are a wealth of information, don’t hesitate to contact them with questions or requests.




Thank you City of Hendersonville for awarding the Children & Family Resource Center a grant for books on Autism in the ELC. For a complete list of the new titles, click here.


Annual membership is $25/individual. Join the ELC today by filling out the membership form.

ELC Membership (English)
ELC Membership (Spanish)

Click below to pay online.

Donation Amount $

Additional Notes

Or mail $25 ELC Membership Fee Check to:
Children & Family Resource Center
P.O. Box 1105
Hendersonville, NC 28793

For more information, please contact:

Noreen Quinn
ELC Coordinator
(828) 698-0674 Ext. 110