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This is the smart choice for child care.

The Rend Lake College Foundation Children’s Center offers care to children 6 weeks to 5 years old throughout the school year. Summer care is available to children up to 12 years old.

• Positive relationships for all children and adults
• Curriculum for all areas of child development
• A qualified staff, dedicated to creating a safe, loving, and educational environment for children 
• The choice for RLC students, employees, and families in the community for years
• DHS subsidy and private payments are accepted, and other payment options are available for RLC students

For information, or to place your child's name on a list for consideration, contact:

Director, Rend Lake College Foundation Children's Center
c/o Rend Lake College
468 N Ken Gray Parkway
Ina, IL 62846
618-437-5321 x 1393


We value…
• A play-based curriculum that emerges from the needs and interests of children
• Open, honest communication at every level in the Children’s Center
• A dedication to our job and the children and families we serve
• A partnership between teachers and families to best meet the needs of each child

We believe…
• In participation of all staff and parents in center wide decisions
• In being role models for fellow teachers, RLC students, parents, and children
• There is always room for improvement
• Each child is an individual and develops at his/her own rate
• Education is a lifelong learning experience

We will promote…
• The highest quality of child care, following QRS and DCFS standards
• Positive relationships with families and fellow staff members through open communication and the fostering of an encouraging, safe environment
We will encourage…
• Parents to be partners in their children’s education
• Respect for our center, staff, children, and families
• A sense of community and belonging
• Independence and self confidence in children by motivating them to initiate learning

We will respect…
• Parents, children, and fellow staff members
• Cultural practices and values of all families and staff members


Need help with child care? Rend Lake College can help!

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