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574-631-3344 – ECDC-ND
574-284-4693 – ECDC-SMC


10 Child Care Center
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Havican Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

How can we help you?

I am interested in enrolling my child at ECDC.
Great!  Please call either ECDC site or email Kari Alford, Executive Director, at or Nikki Zavada, Enrollment Specialist, at It is helpful to include your child’s date of birth and whether or not you are affiliated with ND/SMC.

I am an ECDC parent with a question or need to report an absence.
Our program assistants will be happy to help you. Please call the ECDC site your child is enrolled at or email Maria Kil (ECDC-ND) at or Liz Betson (ECDC-SMC) at Tuition questions can be directed to our Finance Director, Michele Layher, at

I would like to work at ECDC.
We are looking for dedicated early child care professionals. Please visit our employment page to see our current position openings. 

Directions to ECDC-ND – ECDC-ND is located at the corner of Bulla and Leahy Roads on the east side of the ND campus, less than 5 minutes from downtown South Bend. Bulla Road is located off of Twyckenham. Turn toward the campus (turn west) from Twyckenham onto Bulla. ECDC-ND is on the south side of Bulla – the first building on the south side of Bulla. The ECDC-ND building doors are locked so press the intercom button/round button on the black box near the front door to seek assistance when you arrive.

Directions to ECDC-SMC – Enter the Saint Mary’s campus from 933 at the Inn at Saint Mary’s. Once you enter campus, turn right at the four way stop (first crossroad). The road curves to the left. Take the first left at Havican Lane (there is a student apartment building at the corner). Keep driving straight ahead for a short distance until you see the playground, which has a green fence. Park in front of the fence and enter through the playground gate. The ECDC-SMC building doors are locked so press the button to seek assistance when you arrive. ECDC-SMC is located in Havican Hall at Saint Mary’s College, less than 5 minutes from downtown South Bend.

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