Welcome to the Child Development and Family Center! Operated by the School of Family and Consumer Sciences, the center is the result of the merger of Campus Child Care and the Child Development Laboratory. Please contact us if you have questions about the merger.

The center is dedicated to providing high-quality care to the children of NIU students, NIU faculty and staff, and community members. It also offers students and faculty valuable opportunities for research and observation in child development.

The center’s excellence is reflected in its accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and its inclusion in the Gold Circle of Quality by ExceleRate Illinois. The center also received ExceleRate Illinois’ Award of Excellence in Family and Community Engagement.

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Contact Us

Child Development and Family Center
220 N Annie Glidden Road
815-753-0125
jboyer@niu.edu
Child Development and Family Center Annex
Gabel Hall, Rooms 169-170
245 University Circle
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-1150
dwhite6@niu.edu