NIEHS Child Care Center (North Carolina)
Provided by First Environments Early Learning Center
In 1986 First Environments Early Learning Center opened as the first onsite employer-sponsored child care facility in the Research Triangle Park, NC. The Center, located on the North Campus of NIEHS and Alexander Drive, provides full-time care for children of NIEHS and EPA employees.
First Environment is a parents’ co-operative, operated by the First Environments Parent's Organization, and governed by its Board of Directors. Membership in the Parents' Organization is a prerequisite to enrolling a child in the center. Consistent with the co-op philosophy, First Environments depends on the participation of its parent-members to provide services for the center. Admission is on a space-available basis without regard to race, creed, color or national origin to children (6 weeks to 5 yrs.) of NIEHS and EPA employees.