Child Development Lab

We provide high quality care and education to the children of Heartland Community College's students, faculty and staff.

As a lab school, the CDL provides opportunities for students needing first-hand experience working with young children.


  1. Read the sample application cover letter (PDF),
  2. Submit the completed enrollment application (PDF).


  • Children are valued for their uniqueness and dignity, their wonder and curiosity, their perspectives and abilities.
  • Families are valued for their diversity, bonds and tradition, their abilities, their commitment to work, home, education and the community and their dreams for their children.
  • College Students are valued for their unique ability to grow professionally so they can best support the development and learning of children and families.
  • Faculty and Staff are valued for their vision, their ability to play and delight in children, their ability to process, reflect and apply exemplary practices, their commitment to families and their ability to mentor the next generation of professionals.
  • The environment created fosters meaningful relationships, collaboration and participation, and inclusiveness. 

Contact Us

Joellen Scott

1500 W. Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-268-8208

Meghan Ortiz

Program Assistant
1500 W. Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761 
Phone: 309-268-8210

Business Hours

Monday through Friday
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.