About Us

Day Care in Somerset, KY

The Children’s Learning Tree was founded in 1999 by Sue and Gary Phelps because of their profound love for children and education. Moving to the Somerset, KY area, we saw the need for a large and high-quality early childhood center because the schools were limited to the number of preschool enrollment. We felt we could offer something better to the families of Pulaski County and we believe that all children can learn and should have the opportunity to grow and develop to their full potential in a quality environment.

We have been awarded a 4-STAR rating by the Kentucky All STARS early care and education rating system. We are also members of the Pulaski County Early Childhood Council, the Pulaski Chamber of Commerce, the Better Business Bureau, and the National Federation of Independent Businesses. Our team is dedicated to providing children from birth to 10 years old with the highest standard of care in all of our standardized programs (link to Programs), helping them to grow and develop to their full potential in a quality environment.

Nurturing, Highly Qualified Child Care Professionals Committed to Your Child

Our Staff


Our staff is highly qualified, with education ranging from a Child Development Associate to a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. They are CPR and First Aid certified, have passed multiple background checks, and are committed to continuing education in early childhood. Our Owner/Administrator has over 34 years of combined working experience with children in a school-based and early childhood setting.

Dedicated to Safety


At our center, we are committed to ensuring your child is safe at all times. We have keyless entry security, touchscreen fingerprint check-in and check-out, and a mobile app that parents can log into to watch their child while in our care, in the classroom, and on the playground.

Nutrition for Your Child


We participate in the USDA Federal Food Program. We were featured in the Kentucky Department of Education Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Nutrition News Report article on Centers that Shine Across the State. In fact, the consultant who visited stated about us, “The center is immaculate and the kitchen is beyond real. The food was fabulous. I would describe it as just plain ol’ awesome!”

For more information about what makes our center stand out, or to schedule a tour, contact us today at 606-679-0084. We look forward to meeting you and your child!