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Child Development Lab

Coronavirus Information

The CDL reopened for child care on 1/19/21.

Please watch the Heartland Community College Covid updates (see yellow banner above) for the latest information regarding HCC's response to current Covid-19 restrictions.  

As dictated by State of Illinois guidelines and HCC policy, the CDL will remain open as allowed by the College Pandemic Transition Plan, and will follow all capacity guidelines for class size.  We are accepting applications for new families.  New applications will be processed via the normal admittance process.  Families will be placed on a waiting list if space is not immediately available.  Priority is given to Heartland students and employees and to current CDL families.


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


  • 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 fosters meaningful relationships, collaboration and participation, and inclusiveness. 

Tuition Rates

View current tuition rates here: Tuition Rates (PDF)


Download to complete the enrollment application:  Application Form (PDF)

Family Handbook

Review the Family Handbook here: Family Handbook (PDF)

Licensing Standards

Review the DCFS Summary of Licensing Standards here: DCFS Summary of Licensing Standards (PDF)

Contact Us

Child Development Lab

1500 W. Raab Road
Normal, IL  61761
Phone: 309-268-8210
Fax: 309-268-7965

Kadi Juris

Phone: 309-268-8216

Jessica Keith

Associate Director
Phone:  309-268-8208

Business Hours

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

Upcoming Closures

Mon 5/31/21: Memorial Day
Mon 7/5/21: 4th of July Observed
Fri 8/13/21:  Staff Professional Dev. Day
Mon 9/6/21: Labor Day
Mon 10/11/21: Staff Professional Dev. Day
Th/Fri 11/25 & 26/21: Thanksgiving
12/24 - 12/31/21: Winter Break