Parents' Day Out

Who We Are

Parents' Day Out (PDO) is a warm, friendly, child-centered environment. The PDO program at First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights has been serving the community since 1978. Our program is in operation September through May, Monday – Friday, five days per week. Our hours are 9:30 am – 1:30 pm. We accept children 6 months of age through 5 years of age (pre-Kindergarten). Children can attend one, two, or three days per week.

The PDO staff have been screened, have met all child-protective requirements, and have been trained in Epi-Pen, CPR, and AED administration. Many of our PDO teachers have been on staff for more than 10 years.

Each child who attends our program will experience a day consisting of crafts, gym time, story time, singing, and educational and free-time activities. Our loving and qualified teaching staff encourage learning through interaction, experience, and play. We have a creative coordinator on staff to assist the teachers in the daily lesson planning, along with extra staff to assist when needed.

Questions? E-mail Coleen Anzalone, director of Parents' Day Out, or call 847-253-5516.

"I cant even begin to tell you how much my children enjoy PDO. All such wonderful and caring teachers. Thank you for all that you do!"

2020-2021 PDO Year


Classrooms are filled on a first-come basis. Registration is completed online.

Once we receive your registration request, you will receive a login password and a payment link to make your registration fee payment. Payment must be received within three days to guarantee a spot in the program.

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2020-2021 Registration Fees (nonrefundable)

$50 for enrolling 1 day per week
$65 for enrolling 2 days per week
$80 for enrolling 3 days per week

2020-2021 Tuition Fees

There are nine monthly tuition payments that cover the September – May program days. The first month’s tuition(September) is non-refundable and due on June 1st. The remaining eight payments are due by the first of every month, starting in July, ending in February. A 30-day notice is required for any refunds considered after the non-refundable, September tuition payment.

$105 per month to attend one day per week
$210 per month to attend two days per week
$315 per month to attend three days per week

View the tuition schedule.

Schedule a Tour

Contact Us: We would love for you to see us in action! Contact Coleen Anzalone, PDO director, at 847-253-5516 or to set up a tour today!

"I was very happy to find PDO as a first-time mom—I felt very comfortable leaving my son to play. I also felt that the class size was perfect and that the teachers and helpers were able to tend to and interact with my son."