Students and community residents: Looking for quality childcare and early childhood education in the Champaign-Urbana area? Look no further than the Parkland College Child Development Center, where your child can discover, create, and grow!
Located on Parkland’s campus since 1993, we are a licensed childcare facility that serves Parkland College students, employees, and community families with early childhood programs for children ages 2 through 5. Our center has been accredited since 1999, and we have obtained the Gold Circle of Quality through ExceleRate Illinois.
We give priority consideration to Parkland College students with children; student rates are available, based on a sliding scale. Usually half our enrollment comes from our students’ families, and our daily rates are competitive to other childcare programs in the community.
For your children, we provide a play-based curriculum in a caring and creative environment. Our teachers are highly qualified; they plan daily activities that support the Illinois State Board of Education’s Early Learning Standards for young children.
An online brochure and application at the Parkland College CDC website offers information on childcare tuition and allows you to be added to our waiting list. There’s no application fee required. For more information, call 217/373-3777 or visit our website www.parkland.edu/childdev
[Nancy Kemna is director of the Parkland College Child Development Center.]