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To foster the development of the whole child in a safe, nurturing, non-pressured atmosphere through play and varied experiences. Throughout the day your child will be encouraged to explore activities that will allow him/her to learn about the world. Language, math, science, art, and practical life skills are all areas that are integrated into our daily routines in every classroom.

Types of Care

Full Day Care is available between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Full week schedules are preferred but 2 day (Tuesday/Thursday) and 3 day (Monday/Wednesday/Friday) options may be offered depending on availability at the time of enrollment.

Drop-in Care is based on daily enrollment. If you are in need of care for your child for additional days or on an as-needed basis, your child may attend the center if space allows.

After School Care is also available at The Caring Place. We provide transportation from several schools in the Champaign/Urbana area. Children will be brought to The Caring Place where they will be on a set schedule until the facility closes at 6 p.m.

School Age Summer Camp During the summer, children ages six to twelve years can participate in summer camp. This camp includes frequent field trips. This camp is located in our Camp Caring Place facility.

Fees and Charges

A non-refundable registration fee shall be paid at the time of enrollment. This is a one-time fee, as long as the child is enrolled or uses the center’s drop in service once every 120 days.


Rates are based on the child's age (classroom) and number of days attending. Rates include infant cereal, table food, juice, and milk, along with brealfast, lunch and one snack per day. For infants, we provide an iron-enriched formula. Please check to see if it is comparable to your home formula.

All rates based on a 5-day week, part-time rates subject to number of days/hours of child care provided.

Disclaimer: Rates are subject to change, contact The Caring Place for current rates and to discuss your child’s personal tuition schedule.


Carle Foundation employees receive a 10 percent discount. This discount applies to all children of these employees.

A multi-child discount of 10 percent is given for each additional child attending The Caring Place. The discount is based on the lowest tuition or the drop-in rate. This discount is given after all other discounts have been subtracted.


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The Caring Place will be closed for the following holidays:

  • New Years Day
  • Labor Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Independence Day
  • Christmas Day