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Closed Monday, March 11, 2024, for Spring Break

Rainbow’s End Child Development Center was established to meet the need for quality and convenient child care to the children of Southern Illinois University Carbondale students, alumni, faculty and staff, as well as, the Southern Illinois community.  The primary goal of the Center is to provide a secure, educational, and positive atmosphere for children. The Center is committed to providing a program which embodies developmentally appropriate practices and principles outlined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Some highlights of our program include:

  • Licensed by State of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)

  • Well-balanced curriculum following Creative Curriculum guidelines

  • Skilled and experienced teaching staff

  • Child: Teacher ratios lower than required by utilizing SIU Carbondale Early Childhood students

  • Spacious building with seven classrooms, indoor activity room and three playgrounds

  • Convenient location with ample private parking for parents

  • Secure Scan-Entry building

  • Reduced fees for SIU Carbondale students and employees

  • Participant in U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Program

  • Participant the Illinois Department of Human Services Child Care Subsidy Program

We invite you to learn more about Rainbow’s End Child Development Center by scheduling a visit or calling us at (618) 453-6358.