Our Philosophy and Mission
Little Antlers Learning Center, a Program of Mid-State Health Center, is a licensed, non-profit childcare center and is committed to providing early childhood education that fosters natural curiosity, nurtures independence, self-confidence and inspires a lifelong love of learning. We provide a rich environment that guides the development of the whole child while also supporting the families of our community.
Our center currently serves children six weeks to six years in age. In addition to the academic school year, Mid-State Children’s Learning Center offers a summer program during the months of (late) June through (late) August, providing year-round education and care.
Little Antlers is open year round, Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.
History of the Learning Center
The Mid-State’s Children’s Learning Center was founded in 2007 as a workforce recruitment tool for the health center staff, but always open to all children in the community. The learning was located at our 101 Boulder Point location for over 12 years until we eventually outgrew the space. The Starr King Church in Plymouth offered us space for the previous 2 years allowing us to provide over 20 children from infant through preschool childcare services.
After over 14 years of childcare service to the community, we have rebranded and found a new location to become our learning home with the ability to serve over 60 children. The new center located at 742 Tenney Mountain Highway is slated to open this winter with the new name of “Little Antlers Learning Center”.
About the Name of Our Center
Our new logo was developed by a local marketing company, eDriven Marketing, to symbolize the nature and play-based model of learning that we value. “Little Antlers”, thought of by Mid-State Team Member Colleen, was chosen by the community in a poll in early Spring of 2021.