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Child Development Lab

We provide exceptional care and education for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years, serving the needs of Heartland Community College students and employees, as well as families from the community.

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-2018-2019 (PDF)


Download to complete the enrollment application (PDF) 

Family Handbook

Review the Family Handbook here: CDLFamilyHandbook 2018-2019.pdf

Contact Us

Main Desk:

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: 309-268-8216

Business Hours

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

Open Enrollment for Summer & Fall 2018:
begins April 3, 2018 (for new families)

2018 Closures:
Mon 5/28 for Memorial Day
Wed 7/4 for the 4th of July
Week of 8/6-10 for Professional Development
Mon 9/3 for Labor Day
Th/Fri 11/22-23 for Thanksgiving
Mon 12/24 thru Tue 1/1/19 for Holiday Break