First Pres PDO and Preschool
When attending First Pres PDO and Preschool, we believe that children learn best when exposed to age-appropriate educational and play based activities. Early education is an opportunity to nurture children’s creativity, offer enrichment and exploration. We believe in preparing the children with an academic foundation as well as social and emotional education.
Since 1978, our educators have worked on relationship building, positive decision-making, working together and building independence for all children. We learn about God, community and social skills.
Our teaching staff has designed an age-appropriate pre-school curriculum preparing children for a positive, early-education.
Our teaching staff bring a variety of experience from degrees in early and elementary education, curriculum development and school/daycare experience. All staff have met all child-protective requirements, and have been trained in Epi-Pen, CPR, and AED administration.
The Day Here
Each child who attends our program will experience a day consisting of age appropriate pre-school and early educational curriculum including crafts, large motor development, story time, singing, music introduction 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.
“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!”
The 2021-2022 Year
Classrooms are filled on a first-come basis. Registration is completed online.
Please contact Coleen Anzalone for information regarding registration for children younger than 2.0 years of age** as of September 1, 2021 for registration information.
Registration dates are as follows:
Includes children ages 2.5* – 5.0 as of September 1, 2021
February 28, 2021 – First Presbyterian Church Members only – Noon
March 1, 2021 – All currently enrolled students and alumni families
March 8, 2021 – All children on the current waitlist and new families
First Pres PDO
Includes children ages 2.0 – 2.5 as of September 1, 2021
March 14, 2021 – First Presbyterian Church Members only – Noon
March 15, 2021 – All currently enrolled students and alumni families
March 17, 2021 – All children on the current waitlist and new families
*classrooms ages ranges may change based on ages of enrollment. Children will be placed within a similar age range.
**Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and related Emergency Orders issued from the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Illinois Department of Education, and other governmental agencies, PDO and Preschool is reviewing whether children under the age of 2 will be able to participate in our PDO program for the 2021-2022. If you have a child in this category and wish to register your child for the PDO program, please complete the registration form, however, final placement for this age category will not occur until April 2021.
There are nine, monthly tuition payments that cover September – May tuition program days. The 1st month’s tuition and registration fee are non-refundable and within 7 days of placement confirmation received from the program director. The 2nd month’s tuition is due on or before August 1st and is also non-refundable.
The remaining 7 payments are due on or before the 1st of each month starting with October and ending with April. A 30-day notice is required for any refunds to be considered after the non-refundable, tuition payments. A $25 late fee will be applied on the 2nd of each month, or next day of business, for all past due tuition payments. Please view the tuition payment schedule by clicking the button below.
$112 per month to attend one day per week
$224 per month to attend two days per week
$336 per month to attend three days per week
$100 registration fee per family