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    Children's Learning Center is unique because the purpose of the program as stated in its bylaws is to serve primarily children from low-income families. Currently, about 70% of enrolled children are eligible to receive financial assistance for child care costs.

    We are licensed by DCFS to serve children ages six weeks to twelve years. Programming, staff ratios, and activities are tailored to each age group, as well as each individual child.


    Main Center

    905 S. 4th St., DeKalb

    CLC Littlejohn Site

    1121 School St., DeKalb

    CLC Lincoln Site

    220 E. Sunset Pl., DeKalb

    Mission and Services

    CLC provides high quality, comprehensive early education and child care in a safe and nurturing environment for DeKalb area families. Experienced staff provide age-appropriate curriculum through play-based learning while promoting the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of every child.

    CLC is a not-for-profit child care center providing educational programs for children six weeks to twelve years of age. CLC welcomes children of all economic levels, sex, race, religion, national origin, and disability.

    The CLC Board of Directors is comprised of parents/guardians and interested community persons. The Board determines CLC policies. Board meetings are open, and all interested persons are welcome to attend. Meetings are usually held at 905 S. Fourth Street on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 P.M.

    CLC is a member of Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C) and is a Kishwaukee United Way member agency. All CLC programs are licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).


    905 South Fourth Street
    DeKalb, Illinois 60115 
    Tel: 815.756.3506
    Fax: 815.756.3508

    6:35 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

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