Child Enrollment

Our goal is to provide every child with a caring and positive atmosphere to learn and grow. We provide care for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years at our 3 locations in Carbondale, Carterville and Marion.

Steps for Enrollment

  1. Submit online Contract Agreement with $50 Enrollment Fee
    This will ensure your child does not loose their spot.
  2. Submit online Parent Handbook & Policy Agreement
  3. Fill out and sign Child Information Packet
  4. Fill out and sign any additional Forms
  5. Bring in Birth Certificate, Shot Records & State Medical Form
  6. Pay Non-refundable Deposit of 1 week’s tuition.
    This can be divided over 5 weeks.
    It will be your last week of tuition with a 2 week notice.

Contact a Robins Nest Location

Carbondale: 618-559-8257
Carterville: 618-985-3581
Marion: 618-997-7734

Child Enrollment Package

1) Contract Agreement Form

Please fill out our online Contract Agreement Form and pay the $50 Enrollment Fee. This will ensure your child does not loose their spot.
Download PDF

2) Parent Handbook & Policy Agreement

Parent Handbook

Please reference our parent handbook below. Parent Handbook PDF


  • Center Handbook Contract Agreement
  • Rates Sheet
  • Sick Policy
  • 2-Week Notice Policy
  • Drop Off Policy
  • COVID Policy
  • Parent Orientation Check List
  • Family Questions
  • Download PDF

3) Child Information Packet


  • Welcome Letter
  • Parent Check List
  • Tuition Express
  • MyProcare
  • Parent Orientation Check List
  • Consent to Day Care Providers
  • Child Pickup
  • State of IL Certification of Child Health Exam
  • Parent Letter For Child Care Center
  • IL State Board of Education Annual Enrollment form
  • Child & Adult Care Food Program
  • Enrollment Record
  • Classroom Information & Verification of Receipt
  • Authorization to Pickup
  • Emergency Medical Release
  • Feeding Agreement & Infant Schedule
  • Potty Training Agreement
  • Download PDF


Robins Nest Learning Center offers the largest infant & toddler program in Southern Illinois. Our 3 locations include Carbondale, Carterville and Marion.

Summer Camp

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Rates & Enrollment

See Robins Nest Learning Center rates as well as helpful information about requirements, age restrictions and what will be needed for your child to attend our facility.