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EIU Accepting Applications for Local Child Care Spots


CFLEC provides a safe, engaging environment for kids with busy parents

(Charleston, IL) – The Child & Family Life Education Center at Eastern Illinois University is currently accepting enrollments for local child care opportunities this fall.

During the Fall 2023 semester, spots are available for local parents/guardians with eligible children ages 3 to pre-K from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning September 5 through December 7. There is a flat fee of $100 per child, with care taking place in EIU’s Buzzard Hall, on campus at 600 Lincoln Avenue in Charleston.

EIU’s CFLEC includes an enriched learning environment where young children can play, explore, interact and learn. The center is focused on program planning, teaching, caregiving, and child guidance techniques that promote development encompassing the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of each child in the program.

More broadly, EIU’s Child & Family Life Education Center (CFLEC) functions as the practicum site for University’s Department of Human Services (HSL) courses, serving families with young children by providing enrichment opportunities for growth and development. The purpose of the center is to provide exemplary child-family oriented program for EIU students who are studying human services and interested in careers of care. CFLEC provides the dynamic setting for EIU students to work closely under professional guidance to learn best-practice techniques in caring for young children while also developing skills in managing and evaluating quality early childhood programming.

For more information about child care enrollment at CFLEC, or for more information about the career training opportunities EIU’s Department of Human Services can provide, contact Julie Harper, director of the CFLEC at EIU, at (217) 581-7917, or visit

EIU prepares students to accomplish their life goals through a combination of quality academics, personal relationships, and both on-campus and online learning opportunities. For more information about Eastern Illinois University, including its broad array of academic and career readiness programs, or any of EIU’s other community-based services and opportunities, visit or call EIU’s public information office at (217) 581-7400.





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Josh Reinhart, Public Information Coordinator

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Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
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