The Children's Learning Center opened in June 1978 with a grant from the Student Government Association. The Children’s Learning Center is operated by the University and partially subsidized by Student Activity Fees. The Center offers a safe environment, trained staff, and structured learning activities for potty- trained children ages 3 through 8.

The IU Southeast's Children's Learning Center provides quality, year-round childcare and morning preschool/pre-kindergarten for the children of students, faculty, staff, and the community.