Early Childhood Center

June 20, 2018

The Early Childhood Center (ECC) at Kishwaukee College will be hosting “Welcome Wednesdays” on June 27, July 11, and August 1 from 10:00-11:30 am each day. Area families who would like to learn more about the ECC are invited to stop by to meet the teaching team, tour the Center, and check out the Center’s playground, which features a treehouse climber, a large sandbox with magnetic wall, musical instruments, riding path, block building deck, and playhouse. The ECC is located near the College’s B entrance. 

The ECC provides early care and education for children between the ages of two and five in its two spacious classrooms and outdoor learning environment. Currently, the ECC is welcoming applications for the Fall 2018 Semester which begins on August 20. 

Children of community members as well as those of Kishwaukee College students and employees may enroll in the ECC. The ECC is nationally accredited, has earned a Gold Circle of Quality in ExceleRate Illinois, and is a member of Community Coordinated Child Care. Childcare financial assistance for low-income families is accepted.

For more information, please call 815-825-9781, stop by the Center, visit www.kish.edu/ecc, or email ECC@kish.edu.

April 23, 2018

The Early Childhood Center (ECC) at Kishwaukee College is currently accepting applications for the summer and fall semesters. 

The ECC provides early care and education for children between the ages of two and five in its two spacious classrooms and outdoor learning environment. The ECC enrolls children of community members as well as those of Kish students and employees. The philosophy of the ECC is that young children grow, learn, and develop in an environment where they feel safe, secure, and loved and that a child’s first school experience sets the stage for all later learning.

The ECC has achieved Gold Circle of Quality rating in the ExceleRate Illinois Quality Rating and Improvement System administered by the Illinois Department of Human Services and is also nationally accredited by the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs. The ECC is licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services, a participant in the USDA’s Child Care Food Program and is a member of Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C). 4-C childcare financial assistance for low-income families is accepted. 

For more information, call the Early Childhood Center at 815-825-9781; additional information for prospective families and an online application form are available at www.kish.edu/ecc.


Children at the Early Childhood Center at Kish College show off their new “Superkid” t-shirts as they enjoy a sunny day outdoors on Friday, April 20 to wrap up their celebration of the Week of the Young Child.