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Heartland offering youth evening care

November 19, 2018

Heartland Community College will be offering a new program to help students with school-age children this upcoming semester.

Students in credit classes, adult education classes and Continuing Education Work Ready programs will have a new evening care option for their children aged 5-13 beginning in the Spring semester of 2019.

Heartland’s Youth Evening Care program runs January 14 through May 17 for students registered for classes during the Spring 19 semester. Youth Evening Care provides supervision, activities and homework help for children while their parent or guardian is in class on the Normal campus.

“Child care responsibilities can be a barrier for students who are looking to improve their position in the job market through education or training,” said Kelli Hill, Heartland Vice President of Continuing Education and Advancement. “Some working parents can only take classes in the evening. We hope this affordable evening care option allows more students to fit classes into a busy life schedule and provides support to both our adult students and their children.”

Youth Evening Care will be offered Monday through Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at a cost of $30 per week per child.

Parents can enroll their children in the program weekly, monthly, or for the entire semester. Parents must be on campus while their children are attending the Evening Care program.

Students enrolled in evening classes can register for Youth Evening Childcare online at or by phone at 309-268-8160. Spring 2019 registration is now open.

Written by: Steve Fast