Contact Us

Please contact our director, Monnie Wright, at 828-669-6617 for a tour or for more information about enrolling your child.


Contact Us

Donald S. Collins Early Learning Center
Monnie Wright, Director
120 West Street
P.O. Box 835
Black Mountain NC 28711

TEL: (828) 669-6617

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Open weekdays from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm except on specific teacher workdays (TWD) and the following holidays:

New Year’s Day

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Good Friday

Monday after Easter (TWD)

Memorial Day

The Week of Independence Day

Friday before Labor Day (TWD/TBD)

Labor Day

Veteran’s Day (TWD)

Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday)

The Week of Christmas



Collins Early Learning Center aims to remain open as consistently as possible during inclement weather situations; however, the safety of our children, families, and staff is our first priority. Please be sure to check with WLOS and for closings and delays. You are encouraged to sign up for text alerts through as well. Every effort will be made to post any announcements no later than 6:00 am.