Serving the Lab Since 1986
Under the auspices of the Livermore Laboratory Employee Services Association (LLESA), the LLESA Children’s Center opened its doors in September 1986, providing child care services for 60 children with ten employees. Since that time, the program has grown to accommodate 100 children and 25 employees.
The Children’s Center has also partnered with the local community college by providing student teacher practicum opportunities through the college’s early childhood education program for the last twenty four years.
In 1997, an infant care component was added to the Children’s Center, with care for babies starting at six weeks old. The addition of this program completed the options available to working families, allowing seamless child care opportunities for children from birth through elementary school age.
A Parent Advisory Council (PAC) comprised of parent volunteers lends the parent perspective to the program. Parent input helps guide staff program decision making and helps maintain quality services for children and families.
Balancing Work & Family
The Children’s Center provides an opportunity for Laboratory employees to focus on their career paths knowing their children are being well cared for and nurtured by an exceptional and stable teaching staff. Located approximately one mile away from the Laboratory on a functioning public school site, the Children’s Center’s proximity allows parents to visit their children at any time during the day. The Children’s Center also follows the Laboratory’s work calendar, providing seamless child care services to LLNL employees. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7 AM to 6 PM.