Welcome to our site!

We Provide:

  • Quality and educational childcare and pre-school
  • Nutritious meals and snacks approved by the USDA
  • ECDC offers a safe and healthy developmentally appropriate jump-start to ALL children.
  • ECDC has almost 40 years of dependable service.
  • ECDC is the only not for profit daycare in Effingham County.

 Our Rates: We offer private pay and subsidized rates. We are happy to help all our parents apply for assistance in paying for their childcare expense. We work with several resource programs. Let us know if you would like more information. Ask Shelli for childcare rates.

Contact Person: Shelli Dent, Center Director

Phone:  217-342-3062
Fax:      217-342-3062
Email:  effinghamcdc@yahoo.com

Operation Hours:

  • 5:45am- 6:30pm
  • Monday through Friday 


  • 6 weeks to 12 years

Morning Pre-School:

  • 8:00am- 12:00pm
  • Ages 3-6

School Age:

  • Before and after school
  • Days off of school/ Holidays 
  • Summer Program

Holidays and Closings: The daycare will be closed in observance of the following holidays; New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Thursday & Friday and Christmas Day. For severe weather closings, listen to the local radio stations for information. We do our best to remain open!



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