TAMU Collaborative Learning Center Difference and Benefits

The CLC Difference

Unique Program Features

CLC offers half-day and full-day quality child care and interesting learning experiences for children ages 2.6-6.0 years during an academic year. Children ages 5-8 years may attend a summer enrichment program that enhances skills for reading, writing, mathematics and science.

Nurturing Environments

Nurturing and well-managed classroom environments that help children develop self-regulation and respectful communication.

Teacher with Students

Nationally Recognized Curriculum

Nationally recognized proven-effective comprehensive curriculum that includes 10 domains of learning; aligned to all state and national standards/guidelines. Approved by Texas Education Agency for State Adoption List and use in PreK classrooms.

Inquiry-based Learning

Children are encouraged to listen, analyze and think, and engage in conversations and activities where they express ideas about shared readings and social-emotional experiences. They actively engage in activities that develop vocabulary word meanings to expand oral language.


Collaborative Learning

Children interact constantly with adults and friends as they participate in whole and small group activities all day. Multiple activities help children develop skills for language and emergent reading and writing, and discovering early mathematics and science concepts.

Collaborative Partnerships

Collaborative expertise with TAMU faculty from the College of Health Sciences and Nursing, College of Engineering, College of Education and Human Development, Department of Educational Psychology

Intergenerational Learning

Part of Intergenerational Learning Center, TAMU collaboration with multiple colleges to provide senior living facilities, services, and activities that promote well-being and healthy lifestyles socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically.

Charlotte Sharp Children’s Center

Intergenerational Learning Center

The Intergenerational Learning Center is the first of its kind in the United States. The model will combine research, education, healthy lifestyle activities, and cooperative learning strategies purposed to enhance the quality of life for children, families and senior citizens and inform others about best practices for preventing and maintaining healthy living.

CLC is proud to partner with the Intergenerational Learning Center whose construction will begin in 2021.