Family Learning Center | TJC

TJC's Child Development Laboratory School

The Family Learning Center of Tyler strives to be a model of excellence in childcare and early childhood education. The classrooms provide quality educational services to young children and their families in a warm and nurturing environment.

Family Learning Center

The Family Learning Center of Tyler was established in 2007, a collaborative project of the Literacy Council of Tyler, Tyler ISD, and TJC. It also serves as the TJC Child Development/Early Childhood Education Laboratory School for college students preparing for careers in early childhood professions.

  • Our location at the TISD Douglas Elementary Campus Annex is convenient to Downtown Tyler, the Medical District, and several TISD schools.
  • Teachers have an Associate Degree in Early Childhood or related field or are pursuing a degree; Support Staff have Child Development/Early Childhood course work too.
  • Lunch and two snacks are provide daily; the cost the meals are included in tuition.

Hours of Operation

The Family Learning Center of Tyler is open from 7:15 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.; Monday - Friday.

  • Open Enrollment

    Enrollment is open to any child 6 weeks to 5 years of age, provided the child care program and facility can meet the needs of the child.

  • Licensed Program

    Our Program is licensed to provide care for 66 children which makes it a small, family-type program with low teacher/child ratios; two teachers in each classroom.

Front of Family Learning Center
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About Us

Administration & Staff

  • Lynn Sitton, TJC Department Chairperson
  • Kayla Hartweg, Director
  • Christina Blackburn, Assistant Director
  • Heather Tennison, Administrative Assistant

Infant Room: 2 Teachers/8 Children

  • Leticia Lopez
  • Forrestine Jones 

Toddler Room: 2 Teachers/10 Children

  • Chloe Reid
  • Rubi Sevilla

Preschool Room: 2 Teachers/18 Children

  • Abigail Davis
  • Megan Romine

Pre-K Room: 2 Teachers/18 Children

  • Ashley Loggins
  • Sarah Lewis
Lynn sitton

"Being a Child Development/Early Childhood educator allows me to train the future early childhood professionals and in turn "touch" the lives of hundreds of children each year."

Lynn Sitton
TJC Department Chair, Child Development/Early Childhood