Toddler being read to by ECC staff.

Safe and dependable childcare.

The ECC Early Childhood Lab School offers flexible, campus-based child care for children ages 6 weeks through 5 years. Financial aid and state subsidies are accepted, and additional child care assistance is available to PELL eligible students through CCAMPIS Grant funding. Please call for more information, (847) 214-7376.

  • Full- and part-time care.
  • Goal-oriented learning programs tailored to each age group.
  • Highly trained, attentive, and enthusiastic professional staff.
  • Indoor and outdoor activities.
  • Instruction in art, music, dance, large and small motor development, language, science, and math.
  • Suitable accommodations for children to nap.


Learning programs are tailored to each age group.

Early childhood lab school age-appropriate programs.
ProgramAge GroupProgram Info
Infant & Toddler Care 6 weeks to 2-year-olds Program Details
Programs for Preschoolers 2 to 5-year-olds Program Details
*The Early Childhood Lab School will not be offering School Age Programming this Summer.


Parents with children currently enrolled at the lab school may register early for one week beginning the first week of class registration. Beginning the second and subsequent weeks of class registration, open enrollments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Full-time enrollments are preferred. The following is required prior to the first day of attendance:

  • Birth certificates
  • Medical records
  • Emergency information
  • Emergency releases

Registration must be made in person, by visiting Building M, Room M137.

Operating Schedule

Open all year when classes are in session. View the academic calendar for specific closures.

  • Students with classes starting prior to 8 a.m. will be accommodated when possible.
  • Summer session hours are based on enrollment needs and on an hourly basis.
  • Any hour subject to cancellation if minimum enrollments are not met.


Early Childhood Laboratory School

Building M, Room M137
Fax: 847-622-3054

Office Hours
Monday through Thursday: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Summer Hours
Friday: Closed