Toddler being read to by ECC staff.

Safe and dependable care.

Available at ECC 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
  • Suitable accommodations for children to nap
  • Reasonable rates; financial aid and state subsidies accepted


Learning programs are tailored to each age group.

Early childhood lab school age appropriate programs.
 Age GroupProgram Info
Infant & Toddler Care for 6 weeks to 2 year olds Program Details
Programs for Preschoolers for 2 to 5 year olds Program Details

Note: 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. Registration must be made in person. Medical records, emergency information, birth certificates and emergency releases required prior to the first day of attendance.

Academic Calendar

Know the important dates & follow academic calendar.

Operating Schedule

Open all year when classes are in session. View 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