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EIU Child & Family Life Education Center

Students in the center
are able to engage in research early
in their college career.

In the Child & Family Life Education Center we believe in childhood. It is a temporary state of being that holds the promise of adolescence and emerging adulthood.

The Child & Family Life Education Center functions as the practicum site for the Department of Human Services & Community Leadership (HSCL) courses and serves families with young children by providing enrichment for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers up to kindergarten age.   



Our Areas

Preschool Room

Students in the Department of Child & Family Life Education Center are able to engage in research early in their college career which results in meaningful research and outcomes, participation in professional conferences and publications, thus preparing them to move into their selective fields upon degree completion.

Infant area

Outdoor Area

Our students have a broad variety of paid and non-paid, unique and traditional internship opportunities available to them. While our students continue to intern at local sites such as Fox Ridge State Park, Douglas-Hart Nature Center and Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, newer partnerships and internship opportunities include participation and training in research at the City of Charleston Waste Water Treatment Plant and the Dr. Gordon Grado Pre-Medicine Internship Program.

Hands on

Toddler Room

All courses for students majoring in the Child & Family Life Education Center are taught by research active faculty. You’ll be able to meet and work with professional faculty early in your educational career. With small class size and a myriad of practical and field based experiences, you will leave Eastern Illinois University well prepared and well prepared in your field.

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Related Pages

College of Health & Human Services Child Care Resource & Referral Gateways to Opportunities Illinois Department of Children & Family Services National Council on Family Relations National Association for the Education of Young Children

Contact Information

Child and Family Life Education Center

1102 & 1128 Buzzard Building
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
217-581-7917
cflec@eiu.edu


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