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Northern Illinois Campus Child Care

Northern Illinois University
Dekalb, IL 60115

Phone:
(815) 753-0125

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The program's philosophy is based on the belief that children learn best through active exploration and social interaction within a safe and nurturing environment. Each day is made up of a balance of active, quiet, individual, and group activities along with morning and afternoon snacks, a hot lunch, and rest
ap time.
Part-time as well as full-time child care is available to NIU students, faculty, and staff. Enrollment is open to the community in the preschool classrooms (3-5 years) only. Parents may schedule three to ten hours of child care per day, one to five days per week. The center is open Monday - Friday, 7:15 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. during fall, spring, and summer semesters. Full-time care is also available between semesters (during interim) for those who need child care year-round.
Parents interested in enrolling their children should visit our enrollment page to find out more information about how to obtain an application. Enrollment is secured on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given as follows: currently enrolled families; NIU students; NIU faculty and staff; community. Enrollment also depends on space availability for a particular age group and the ability to match schedules
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Infant / Toddler / Two's Classrooms
Daily Schedule
7:15 - 8:00 Classrooms Combine / Classroom Activities
8:00 - 8:45 Classroom Activities
8:45 - 9:00 Group Time
9:00 - 9:15 Snack
9:30 - 11:00 Classroom Activities and some Outdoor Play
11:15 - 11:30 Group Time
11:30 - 12:00 Lunch
12:15 - 2:30 Nap Time
Large Motor Activity for those awake at 2:00
2:45 - 3:00 Group Time
3:00 - 3:15 Snack
3:30 - 5:00 Classroom Activities
5:00 - 5:45 Classrooms Combine / Classroom or Large Motor Activities
7:15 - 8:00 Classrooms Combine / Classroom Activities
8:00 - 9:15 Classroom Activities
9:15 - 9:30 Group Time
9:30 - 9:45 Snack
10:00 - 11:00 Classroom Activities
11:00 - 11:45 Group Time
11:30 - 12:00 Outdoor Play
11:45 - 12:00 Group Time
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch
12:45 - 3:00 Nap Time
Large Motor Activity for those awake at 2:00
3:15 - 3:30 Group Time
3:30 - 3:45 Snack
4:00 - 5:00 Classroom Activities
5:00 - 5:45 Classrooms Combine / Classroom or Large Motor Activities
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Excerpted from the preschool's website