Office of Research Services - Serving the NIH Community
Division of Amenities and Transportation Services  

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.

Contact Information

  Beth Lake
(919) 541-1361
  Dona McNeill
NIEHS Day Care Liaison
(919) 541-0451


First Environments Early Learning Center
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