Moraine Valley Community College || Valley Learning Center for Children and Teens

“Utilizing the services on campus turns out to be a richer experience. Who else can offer their children all of this?” Denise Lumpkin, Director, Children’s Learning Center

“I have always been an advocate for all children. I especially enjoy being a part of their growth in cognitive, physical, and social/-emotional development.” Sylvia James

“I really liked coloring in the book when the nurses were here. I want to be a nurse. I think it would be nice to help people.” Mia, 4

“The children like watching our garden grow. It’s important to excite their curiosity about the natural world.” Karin Schmidtke, child care facilitator for 5-year-olds

"I learned a lot about nurses, like that they help people. But I still want to be a paleontologist. ”Emmitt, 5

“Talking to these students--I could tell they were really engaged. We enlighten and bring them to a point where they believe they can do this.” Teri Costantino, Nursing student graduate

“The staff is what makes this place—that’s really what makes the difference. They all are so professional.” Sammar Dahman, mother of 5-year-old

 
 

Overview

We know you want the best for your children. And, when it comes to daycare and early education, you get the best at the Children’s Learning Center, located at Moraine Valley Community College. Adhering to the Illinois Early Learning and Development guidelines, we are dedicated to providing a superior, safe and fun learning environment for children ages 2 to 5.

Browse our site and stop by for a visit. You’re going to be confident you’ve made the right choice to enroll your child in our center.

An Established Center with a Caring Staff

Founded more than 30 years ago, the Children’s Learning Center provides childcare in a beautiful, modern facility in the college’s Student Services Center (Building S) just steps from Pace bus stops, making access via public transportation easy and convenient. Our center is open to children of our students, faculty and staff, and those in the community.

We are licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and are listed with the Cook County Childcare Resource and Referral Agency.

Our center features four bright and colorful children’s classrooms, a large motor-development room, parent observation room, kitchen, and a secure and fully enclosed outdoor playground. We also have our own garden, which is tended by our children.

An on-campus food service provider supplies nutritious hot lunches and snacks prepared to meet the USDA requirements for young children, with no added sugar. If your child has special food needs, let us know. Meals may be adapted to accommodate dietary and cultural restrictions.