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Programs for Preschoolers

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 and 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
Program Rate
Full-time $285 per week
Part-time $20 per time block
*If the hours you need fall within two partial time blocks, you must pay for two complete time blocks.

Nutrition and 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.

NECPA Accredited Program


Early Childhood Laboratory School

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

Contact Us

Monday through Thursday: 8 am to 5 pm
Friday: 8 am to 4 pm

*6 am to 8 am, available by request for fall and spring semesters.