An Established Childcare Center with a Caring Staff

When it comes to childcare and preschool, you get the best at Moraine Valley's Children Learning Center. Licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, the staff is dedicated to providing a superior, safe and fun learning environment for all attending children from the ages of 2 to 5.

Moraine Valley Community College supports diverse cultural backgrounds, the school implements inclusive practices and exposure to multicultural experiences on campus making sure all students and families feel welcomed.

Your Child's Success Comes First

  • Affordable tuition and accepts Illinois Action for Children assistance
  • Open to community members, college students and staff
  • Large motor development room
  • Parent observation room
  • State licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)
  • Fresh meals and snacks prepared daily on campus
  • Fully enclosed secure outdoor playground
  • An outdoor garden learning environment that focuses on vegetable gardening 
  • Unique on-campus field trips 
  • 10% multiple child discount for children ages 3-5 from the same family

Center Hours

The center is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The center is closed on staff development days and college holidays; a schedule of dates will be provided to parents.

Registration and Payment

Community Members
Community members may register their child at any time during the year. Please note, space available is on a first-come basis each semester so early registration is highly encouraged. 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 Building S, Room S105.

If you are a Moraine Valley student, child care costs will be added to your class tuition statement and paid according to your tuition payment plan. Children should be registered at the start of each semester to ensure child care costs can be added to your tuition. 

College Employees
Employees can register their child any time during the semester and have their registration costs deducted from their paychecks.

The Children's Learning Center also accepts Illinois Action for Children assistance. 


If your child will be absent, please call the center in advance to make them aware.

Tuition is due regardless of attendance.  The expenses of the center continue even though your child may be absent.


Parents intending to withdraw their child(ren) from the center must complete a withdrawal form. Failure to attend does not constitute withdrawal.


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Activities by Age

Ages 2

Children join in a variety of activities that include music, art and play that are designed to enhance socialization skills.

Ages 3-5

Children participate in scheduled preschool activities designed to enhance their development and promote kindergarten readiness skills.

Stop by and explore the center

Moraine Valley's Children Learning Center is open to the public. Call, inquire below or visit today! You’re going to be confident in your decision to enroll your child in our center.

The Children's Learning Center is located in Building S, Room S131 on the Palos Hills campus.

Bronze Circle of Quality

Excelerate Final Logo

This award is designated from ExceleRate Illinois, the state’s new quality recognition and improvement system for early learning and development providers.


Contact Denise Lumpkin the program Director or Annette Herbert the Coordinator of Learning.