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Early Childhood Learning Centers



The Kingsport City Schools Early Childhood Learning Centers (ECLC) are tuition-based childcare facilities that provide early childhood learning experiences that are developmentally appropriate for children ranging in age from 6 weeks to 5 years.  
Play is the work of young children and 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.
Below are the ECLC locations offered by Kingsport City Schools. Please contact the school you prefer by calling the phone number listed below and asking for the ECLC Director. 
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 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 
Principal: Suzanne Lewis
ECLC Director: Misty Ezell
1609 Ft. Henry Drive, Kingsport, TN 37664
Phone: (423) 378.2160   Fax: (423) 378.2173
John Adams Elementary School
Principal: Dr. Kelley Harrell
Associate Principal: Dr. Kandy Thompson
ECLC Director: Heidi Griffin
2727 Edinburgh Channel Road, Kingsport, TN  37664 
Phone: (423) 378.1400   Fax: (423) 378.1424
Principal: Heather Wolf
Associate Principal: Caitlin Hughes
ECLC Director: Kansas Winningham
1100 Bellingham Drive, Kingsport, TN 37660
Phone: (423) 378.2480   Fax: (423) 378.2470