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Early Childhood Laboratory School
Bldg M, Room M137, ECC Campus
Tel: 847-214-7376
Fax: 847-622-3054
Hours: M-Th 6 a.m. - 5 p.m.
F 6 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Fridays June - Aug.

Our Philosophy

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Children are individuals, each with a unique style and rate of learning.

Early Childhood Lab School

Safe and dependable care is available on campus for children ages 6 weeks through 5 years.

  • 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
  • Reasonable rates
  • Suitable accommodations for children to nap


Infant & Toddler Care - 6 weeks to 2 year olds. More»
Programs for Preschoolers - 2-5 year olds. More»


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. Registration must be made in person.

Operating Schedule

Open all year when classes are in session. View ECC 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
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