Programs for Preschoolers

Child Care Resources During COVID-19 Stay-At-Home Order

In response to the unprecedented public health emergency that Illinois is facing as a result of the spread of COVID-19, Governor Pritzker has mandated the following closures for child care centers, child care homes, and early education programs across the state.

The highly trained and professional staff of the ECC Early Childhood Lab School, many of whom have advanced degrees in child development and related fields, are committed to the philosophy that children are individuals, each with a unique style and rate of learning. The full range of learning and developmental activities at the lab school helps children reach their individual potential.

Full & Part-Time Care

This program for children ages 2 to 5 years focuses on large and small motor development, pre-reading and pre-writing skills, visual and auditory discrimination, letter and number recognition and a variety of social experiences.

This program is available year round when the college is open to ECC students and employees. When classes do not meet, care is provided by appointment only.

Rate Schedule
 Full-timePart-timeSummer Semester
Student $230 per week $16 per time block $5.33 per hour
Staff $235 per week $17 per time block $5.66 per hour
*If the hours you need fall within two partial time blocks, you must pay for two complete time blocks.

Nutrition & Health

The Early Childhood Lab School (ECLS) participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program which allows us to provide all children with a well-balanced breakfast, hot lunch, and afternoon snack.

No outside food or beverage is allowed in the center unless there is a written medical and/or food allergy plan on file.

The ECLS is a peanut free facility.