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Thank you for your interest in our daycare! Unfortunately, we do not have any openings, but we encourage you to add your name to the list at your earliest convenience. We are always looking to expand our care services and will notify you when space becomes available. In the meantime, please feel free to browse our website for more information on our daycare and the services we provide. Thank you for considering us for your daycare needs!

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Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the Child Development Center is:

  • To promote the social and educational growth of the child.
  • To aid in development of a sound self-concept.
  • To further growth in language skills.

At the Child Development Center, we believe that a good pre-school program is built on a foundation of sound human relationships.  In order for warmth and personal contact to flourish, our day is planned so there are many opportunities for one-to-one encounters.  We try to keep groups small and the ratio of adults to children as high as possible.  We provide occasions where the children move freely about, making personal choices and individual contacts.

We have designed our program to incorporate concepts of how young children learn as individuals and as group members.

  • We promote your child’s growth and development.
  • We utilize planned activities.
  • We incorporate learning through play.
  • We provide concerned attention and love, and enhance your child’s self-concept.

Progress reports will be sent home at the beginning of the Spring semester.  These reports are designed to keep you informed of your child(ren)’s progress at the Center.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I visit my child during the day?

Absolutely! Feel free to join your child at lunchtime, playtime - anytime!

Do the children go outside everyday?

The children go outside in all seasons as required by Illinois state licensing and as long as they will be safe; for example, if there is no lightning, the children all have appropriate clothing, the temperature is not extreme. We take into account many factors, not limited to but including the amount of sun exposure, the wind-chill factor or heat index and pollution index. We have an indoor large muscle activity area for those times when we cannot go outside.

How will I know what is happening during my child's day?

You are welcome to call or visit any time. The Toddler, Young Preschool and Preschool teachers describe each class's activities in their weekly newsletters.

Is there a Director on site?

Yes, DACC CDC Director is available to the staff and parents daily, and most importantly, the Director is on site to oversee the environment. The Director is not regularly scheduled in a classroom and therefore free to observe and mentor staff and to help create a safe age-appropriate learning experience for your child.

What security precautions are in place?

The Child Development Center has in place state of the art security which includes all doors with security systems, security cameras in all classrooms, and a computerized key entry system on the main entrance. On-site Security Personal are also on Campus and available.

2023-2024 Child Development Center Calendar

Dates are subject to change


August 16th -18th Closed for College In-Service Training
August 18th Open House
August 21st First Day of School
September 4th Closed for observance of Labor Day
September 15th Fall Family Event
October 9th Closed for Columbus Day
October 31st School Spirit Parade
November 6th-9th Parent Teacher Conferences
November 10th Closed for observance of Veteran's Day
November 22nd Closed at 12:30 for Teacher Trainings
November 23rd-24th Closed for Thanksgiving
December 22nd Closed for 12:30 for Teacher Trainings
December 25th-January 1st Closed for Holiday Break


January 2nd School Resumes
January 15th Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 19th Closed for President's Day
March 4th-8th Parent Teacher Conferences
March 28th Closed for Teacher Trainings
March 29th Closed for Good Friday
April 19th Closed at 12:00 for Employee Recognition
May 10th Spring Family Event/Graduation Picnic (12:30)
May 27th Closed for observance of Memorial Day
June 19th Closed for observance of Juneteenth
July 4th Closed for Independence Day