L.V.C.C. has just opened its first full service early education and child care center in Carbon County.

Officials say the location in Palmerton was chosen after a community assessment proved there is a great need in the area.

"This program is actually a before and after school program at the moment."

"We've had the availability to see what the needs are of different cultures different availability to the community and what's needed for our families. We've been able to use all of that info to provide the best high quality education for all families and kind of culminate it into each one of our centers."

Kids from six weeks to 12 years old can play for fun and play for education at the new center on Delaware Avenue in Palmerton. They're taking registrations now for pre-school and before and after school care for kids in the Palmerton school district. They accept child care work funding and can work with families to help them secure scholarships to lower tuition.