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Children's Learning Center

Where it's Great to be a Kid!

Kaskaskia College's Children's Learning Center is a state-licensed facility established to provide quality care to the children of students, staff, and the community. We currently serve children ages 15 months to six (6) years of age during the fall and spring semesters and 15 months to 12 years of age during the summer.

Infant care is coming in late summer or fall 2023!

Kaskaskia College Children's Learning Center has been designed for children's intellectual, social, emotional, creative, and physical growth and development. Meaningful play experiences and challenging learning opportunities encourage discovery, wonder, and curiosity. At the same time, our research-based, developmentally appropriate curriculum provides activities that promote language, science, math, reading, physical, social, and musical skills. These are related to children's interests and create opportunities for problem-solving, critical thinking, and in-depth exploration of topics meaningful to young children.

We provide nutritional meals and snacks, with mealtimes providing an opportunity to share conversations and build relationships with teachers and peers.

Enrollment is open to children in the community and children of KC students, staff, and faculty, without discrimination regarding sex, race, creed, national origin, or political beliefs.


The Kaskaskia College Children’s Learning Center exceeds quality standards:

  • State Licensed
  • IDCFS Licensed Circle of Quality Program by ExceleRate Illinois
  • Nationally Accredited Center—accredited by NECPA (National Early Childhood Program Accreditation)
  • Collaborates with Kaskaskia College’s Early Childhood Education Program 


Daily rate inclusive of meals:
Beginning August 2023:
Annual Enrollment Fee | $35
Full-Day Rate under 3 years old | $35
Full-Day Rate 3+ years old | $32
Half Day | $25

Supplies consisting of paper towels, wipes, and Kleenexes are requested each semester. 

A full day is more than 4 ½ hours, and a half-day is 4 ½ hours or less.

Funding assistance is available for qualifying low-income students and families. 

“I love that my daughter has the perfect balance of education and fun and I have the peace of mind knowing that she is receiving excellent care in a safe environment.”

Jill Klostermann

Get In Touch

To enroll your child, obtain more information, or schedule a tour, please contact the Children's Learning Center.

Children's Learning Center

Phone  |  618-545-3323
Fax  |  618-545-3389

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  • Health and Professional Careers, PC 173
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