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Heartland Community College

Child Development Lab

We are not accepting enrollment applications from the community at this time. Please check here for updates on enrollment availability. 

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 (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)

Child Development Lab Calendar

View current 2023/2024 CDL calendar here: 2023-2024 Calendar (PDF) 

Contact Us

Child Development Lab

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

Kadi Juris

Executive Director,
Child Care Supports
Phone: 309-268-8216

Jessica Keith

Associate Director,
Child Development Lab
Phone:  309-268-8208

Ashley Giebelhausen

Associate Director,
Child Care Extension Services
Phone: 309-268-8581

Lab School Hours

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

Night Hawks Hours

Monday through Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


For the Child Development Lab, contact: Jessica Keith
For the Night Hawks Program, contact: Ashley Giebelhausen

Upcoming Closures 


  • Monday, May 27, 2024: Memorial Day
  • Wednesday, June 19, 2024: Juneteenth
  • Thursday, June 20, 2024: Staff Professional Development Day
  • Thursday, July 4 - Friday, July 5, 2024: Independence Day Holiday Break