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Being an ICC employee and having two children, it was wonderful having a day care center right on campus. My boys are now older with one in 4th grade and one starting high school in the fall. They still talk about the teachers they had and their experiences here at ICCís day care center, from the field trips to the playground to visiting different offices on campus and the many friends they made. My younger son actually visits the center every time he happens to be on campus with me or attending College for Kids during the summer. The teachers and staff remember them both and ask about them often. I had used other day care centers before but felt both of the boys received wonderful care and the best pre-school education possible at ICC. The staff is made up of very caring individuals and the experiences they received were tremendous. All in all, I always recommend anyone needing child care, student or staff, to look into our sometimes hidden treasure here at ICC. - Jamie

Jerry had an exceptional experience at the ICC child care center that has greatly impacted his elementary school achievements. Jerry has been successful in all areas of his schoolwork and has excelled at math. He is currently in second grade and working on division, which is fourth grade level. The skills and attitudes that were reinforced through the child center have helped Jerry in so many ways it is hard to focus on just one. Jerry is kind, compassionate and hard working which are skills the child center endeavored to instill in the children through their daily activities. For our family, the ICC child care center acted as an extended family in the support of our son in ways beyond what can be measured. Our appreciation to their dedication is heart-felt and long-term because they are caring for our future and many future generations. - Michelle

My son also attended Illinois Central College Child Care Center and was more than prepared for school due to the excellent curriculum of this program. - Angie

I cannot say enough kind words about ICC Child Care! My daughter was going to a daycare, and it was killing me financially and emotionally... she cried everyday. I'm a student at ICC, and the rate was almost HALF! My daughter has never ever cried from the first time I took her there to now, which is about 9 months. Melanie and Kim are wonderful to work with you on the times you need your child there. The teachers are WONDERFUL... they make your children feel comfortable, and do so many fun things while your child is learning. I LOVE ICC Child Care! - Kari

I have had a wonderful experience with the ICC child care program. My daughter has had so much fun learning new things, like writing, numbers, and science. She also has enjoyed the teachers and students here at ICC. The teachers are a group of wonderful people. They spend time with each child learning about them and helping them grow. I will definetly send the rest of my kids here and will tell everyone i know to use this facility. Awesome job! Keep up the work! - Amanda

When I was hired at ICC as an instructor in the English department, one of the first things I heard about was the Child Care Center. Both faculty and staff raved about their own children's experiences years after their graduation from the program. Now that my son has been attending for almost a year, I too add my kudos to the list. In the summer, both my children will attend, and I couldn't be happier. It's great peace of mind to know that your children are thriving in a positive, educational environment when you can't be with them. Each member of the Child Care team works hard to ensure that every child matters and that the parents are updated daily on their child's activities. I guess it makes sense that a college that serves its community so well serves its future college students with the same level of excellence. - Sarah

ICC Child Care has created positive improvements in my children. The wonderful instructors work in group and on personal approaches to first acclimate the child to a new environment and then teach the child everything from brushing teeth, washing hands, and trying new foods to communicating thoughts, writing, reading, and math. The program is an ideal transition into education. - Anita

I have been coming to the ICC Child Center for almost 6 years now. I really appreciate the sense of security I feel when I leave my children there. I know that I donít have to worry at all while Iím working. The communication is fantastic. I enjoy reading about their experiences in the "daily reports" Ė itís very comforting. The variety of educational and fun activities at the ICC Child Center is great - but what I like best is the nurturing the kids receive from the staff. They are greeted with smiles and hugs every day. I credit them with teaching my children social skills and preparing them for kindergarten. In fact, I have recommended the ICC Child Center to coworkers and friends and would tell anyone who is interested to observe a classroom for a little while. They will see for themselves what a great place it really is. - Jessica

The more time I spend in the ICC Childcare Center, the more impressed I am. The teachers do a wonderful job working with the children about how to share, how to be kind, and how to get along with others. The curriculum is really terrific, too. My three-year-old gets lots of time to explore in a hands-on learning environment. The pretend play area is huge--much larger than I've seen at other childcare centers. The art projects are open-ended and give the children lots of opportunity to experiment with textures and materials and colors. Whenever I ask my daughter what her favorite part of the day was, she always says "Play!" I think this says a lot about the enriching learning environment the Childcare Center offers. She is having fun, and she's learning, too. - Laurie

I am beyond pleased with my daughters experience at the ICC daycare. All of the staff are helpful, caring, and attentive to both my daughter and myself. This was the perfect stepping stone to get her ready for Kindergarten. Thank you so much for providing such a loving atmosphere filled with fun and learning! It will be hard to say goodbye! - Alison

I can't say enough good things about the staff in the hourly daycare room. When my son first attended, he was unsure what to think about his new environment. The staff all worked very hard to make sure that he felt secure and happy in his new environment. My son and I absolutely adore Miss Ann, as well as Miss Rochelle, Miss Suranji, Miss Beverly, and all of the other wonderful helpers. They all do such a wonderful job! I really like that the classroom sizes are smaller and more of a family atmosphere. I was also very pleased with how easy it was to register and the friendliness and helpfulness from Melanie and Kim. I recommend the ICC childcare services to everyone I know - whether they need hourly or full-time weekly care. They are truly some of the best care providers in this area! - Tammy

Heading back to school with a small child can be a daunting task. However when you have a warm safe place to keep your child while you are in class that makes all the difference in the world. I had that very opportunity when I started taking classes at ICC, my daughter had just turned 3 and we had never been apart. But much to my surprise my daughter and I fell in love with the childcare center at ICC. The teachers were warm and inviting and we felt at home right away. I would definitely recommend the child care center at ICC to anyone planning to take classes who also has small child. - Kelly


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