Emphasizing the total development of the young child.
The LLCC Child Development Center serves families with children between the ages of 15 months to 5 years of age. The center is DCFS licensed and has met additional standards of high quality care including accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children and recognition by Illinois as a Gold Level program through ExceleRate Illinois. The center employs a highly qualified staff and serves as a learning lab for students in the Early Childhood Education field as well as other disciplines within the college.
The Child Development Center curriculum at Lincoln Land Community College is based on developmentally appropriate practice. This type of program is planned considering the age span of the children within the group and the needs and interests of each individual child. Specifically, the program emphasizes the total development of the young child—socially, emotionally, physically, creatively, and cognitively—through curricular activities that emphasize hands-on learning in child-initiated, teacher—prepared learning environments. The program stresses the importance of children learning through play, choosing activities, learning through negotiation and conflict resolution, and receiving individualized instruction. The use of skill and drill activities, such as work sheets, is discouraged since they do not provide the learning gained from hands-on exploration. The program also recognizes that young children need to spend only a minimum amount of their time in large group and/or teacher directed activities.
The program stresses the use of themes or projects that are real and relevant to children’s lives. These themes incorporate all curricular areas—art, music, science, mathematics, social studies, nutrition, health, language, creative dramatics, and fine and gross motor development. The program also stresses the importance of positive guidance techniques, which recognize both individual and group needs, while fostering the development of self-esteem, self-control, and self-help skills. Multicultural and anti-bias practices are stressed in all curricular areas.
Spaces currently available for fall!! $25.00 will hold your space!
Special rate for students when classes are in session.
We offer a half day rate (7:00 am – 12:00 pm or 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm) and full day rate (7:00 am – 5:00 pm)
Toddler rate (15 months to age 24 months) $19.55 per half day/ $39.10 per full day
Two year old rate - $18.37 per half day/ $36.73 full day
Three years and older - $13.78 per half day/ $27.55 Full day
Do you need care even when you are not in class? The Child Development Center also offers full time or part time care to working families within the community. The center is open from 6:45 am – 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. Rates are as follows:
Toddler rate: $47.50 per day or $195.50 per week
Two year old rate: $45.00 per day or $186.50 per week
Three years and older: $42.50 per day or $177.50 per week.
Drop in only care is not available.
Email the Child Development Center or call us at 217.786.2450 for additional information or to set up a tour of our facility.
Need help paying for child care? Contact Community Child Care Connection at www.cccconnect.org.