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 can’t even begin to tell you how much my children enjoy PDO. All such wonderful and caring teachers. Thank you for all that you do!"
2018-2019 PDO Year
Registration is Open!
REGISTRATION AND TUITION
Classrooms are filled on a first-come basis. Registration is completed online.
February 25, 2018 PDO Sunday: all First Pres Church members and PDO Board Members begin registration
March 1, 2018: Online Registration open for all currently enrolled students
and PDO alumni
March 4, 2018: Online Registration open for all students currently on the
2017 – 2018 PDO waitlist
March 11, 2018: Online Registration open to the public
Extended Care Registration
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.
Registration Fees (nonrefundable)
$50 for enrolling 1 day per week
$65 for enrolling 2 days per week
$80 for enrolling 3 days per week
There are nine monthly tuition payments. The first month’s tuition is due on or before June 1. This payment covers the upcoming September tuition payment and is nonrefundable. All monthly payments are paid one month in advance. The remaining eight payments are due by the first of every month, starting in September.
$98 per month to attend one day per week
$196 per month to attend two days per week
$294 per month to attend three days per week
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."