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Cox Children’s Center

The Cox Children's Center is licensed through the State of Illinois and holds voluntary accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

The Cox Children’s Center was established in 1970. The center is a resource for university students, faculty, staff, alumni and community clients.

Cox Children’s Center is also certified as a 3 Star level through QRS. QRS (Quality Rating System) certification means a child care provider has gone the extra mile to make sure children are receiving a quality education and care experience. Read more about QRS. »


“Our first child attended the UIS Cox Children’s Center from the age of 10 months – 5 years. When I was researching possible daycare settings, I was very impressed with the professional, courteous manner in which all my questions were met – I had a checklist of things to ask (printed from an internet search).” – Leslie Ann Lesko
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“When we first moved to Springfield, one of the first concerns our family had was finding an excellent preschool for our oldest daughter, who was nearing the age of 3 and was incredibly shy given that our family had moved from Minnesota to Chicago, Chicago to Springfield in those three years.” – Lisa Higgs
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“As working parents of twins, it was very difficult getting our children into a daycare setting. As a result, we bounced from daycare to daycare until we could find one that had openings, let alone fit our needs. We settled on in-home daycares but were never fully satisfied. We finally found what was needed at Cox Children’s Center.” – Sarah Hilligoss
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UIS Cox Children’s Center receives Gold Circle of Quality designation
The University of Illinois Springfield Cox Children’s Center has received the Gold Circle of Quality designation, the highest rating possible, from ExceleRate Illinois, the state’s new quality rating and improvement system for early learning and development providers. Read more about the Gold Circle of Quality designation »

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University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407



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