Center is partially funded & sponsored by
the following Illinois State University entities:
Student Fee Board, Family & Consumer Sciences
ISU Child Care Center provides high quality,
developmental child care services for ISU
students' children aged 3-10 years. ISU
Faculty/Staff are served when space allows.
which exceeds licensing requirements, serves as a model
program for all ISU students, the community,
and the early childhood profession. The Center
operates as a lab site for practicum students
and volunteers in the ISU Family and Consumer
Sciences Department as well as other campus
departments. The Center may be used as a research
site by qualifying individuals, groups or
The Child Care Center staff believe children
and parents are to
be respected and treated with courtesy,
dignity, patience and compassion. While
in our care each child is nurtured physically,
socially, emotionally and intellectually.
Our well-trained teachers and caregivers
regard early childhood experiences with
the respect and commitment they deserve.
The staff work to share this attitude with
We believe children learn most naturally
and effectively when engaged in developmentally
appropriate activities that are responsive
to their interests and experience.
Throughout the whole learning process,
we believe parents are children's first
teachers. Therefore, we work to support
parents in their efforts to guide children's