Moraine Valley Community College || Children's Learning Center

Our Services

Now open to community members!

High quality childcare in a fun and nurturing environment.

  • Educational activities that support your child’s physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development
  • Professional staff
  • Flexible hours
  • Convenient drop-off and pick-up area
  • Enrollment Open to students, staff, and community members

About Us

We provide quality care and early childhood education to the children of the Moraine Valley Community College community. This includes developmentally appropriate activities via a curriculum that focuses on the child’s cognitive, psychological and social development. Our program meets these needs for children 24 months to 5 years. It is a model of good early childhood practice. Members of our college community and other visitors may observe children as they work and play. The center is a laboratory facility where students who are enrolled in the Child Care Associate’s Degree Program apply what they have learned about young children. Under the guidance of teachers with degrees in child care or early childhood development, our students develop a deeper understanding of how the development of young children progresses.

Registration and Fees

You may register your child at the Children’s Learning Center in Building S, Room S131. Children are registered on a first-come, first-served basis each semester. If you are a student, child care fees will be added to your class tuition statement. If you are a community resident, a fee schedule will be made at the time of registration. Child care fees are due in advance and payable at the Cashier’s Office in the Student Services Center. For more information, please call (708) 974-5729.

Lunch and Snacks — Nutritious hot lunches and snacks are prepared on site. Snacks are provided mid-morning and afternoon, and are included in the fees.

The center is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. when college credit classes are in session. Pre-registration is required. Fees vary according to options you choose.

Semester Registration Fee
$25 per child

Semester Activity Fee
$25 per child

Day Care
Six hours or more. Children participate in scheduled preschool activities. Hot lunch and nap are included.

  • Preschool — $50 per day
  • Two Years Old — $55 per day

$2.75 daily; lunch is served at noon.

Two Years Old
(24 to 36 months) Children may join in a variety of activities that include music, art, and play.

Children attend part-time when you are in class.

  • Preschool — $7 per hour
  • Two Years Old — $8 per hour