Early Childhood Center

November 7, 2017

The Early Childhood Center (ECC) at Kishwaukee College is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2018 semester. 

The ECC provides early care and education for children between the ages of two and five in its two spacious classrooms and outdoor learning environment. The ECC enrolls children of community members as well as those of Kishwaukee College students and employees. The philosophy of the ECC is that young children grow, learn, and develop in an environment where they feel safe, secure, and loved and that a child’s first school experience sets the stage for all later learning.

The ECC has achieved Gold Circle of Quality rating in the ExceleRate Illinois Quality Rating and Improvement System administered by the Illinois Department of Human Services and is also nationally accredited by the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs. The ECC is licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services, a participant in the USDA’s Child Care Food Program and is a member of Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C). 4-C childcare financial assistance for low-income families is accepted. 

For more information, call the Early Childhood Center at 815-825-9880; information and an online application form is available at www.kish.edu/ecc.