Children's Day Out Preschool Program


Children's Day Out Preschool Program

Register here for Fall 2018-2019

Exciting changes for Fall 2019! Children's Day Out will be here 5 days per week!

Classes for children 15 months - Pre K will be held Monday-Thursday 9:00 am-1:00 pm. You may choose 1 or 2 days per week. 

For children 3 years and older there will be a 3rd morning option! Friday Explorers will be offered every Friday, 9:00 am-11:00 am. This class will use imagination and exploration to go further into letters, numbers, sights and sounds, building, and problem solving. All skills needed to grow and stimulate our minds and love the idea of learning!  

Plans are underway and details are being finalized!  Current family registration begins January 28. Community registration begins February 25.

Thanks for being a part of this exciting journey!

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Call 630.355.7544 for a tour
Knox is located at 1105 Catalpa Lane across from Casey's and Trader Joe's. 

Welcome to Children's Day Out, offered through Knox Presbyterian Church. We hope that the information found here will give you a peek into all we have to offer for your preschooler.

Beth Burner, Director and Judy Ancona, Assistant Director 


Program Introduction

Children’s Day Out operates as a ministry of Knox Presbyterian Church.  Our objective is to provide a social foundation for each child in a Christian environment.  We strive to provide an atmosphere in which each child can grow and: 

            1.   Learn about his/her world
            2.   Communicate with others
            3.   Develop a sense of independence
            4.   Grow in Christian Fellowship 


Our program is available to children who are 1 year by June 1 through Pre-K. Children’s Day Out is held on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Each child may attend one or two days per week. 

Program Emphasis

Every child grows and develops at a different rate; we strive to engage every child to learn about their world through play. To help children prepare for their school years ahead our teachers will emphasize: 

Name Recognition, Verbalization, Good Listening, Sharing, Gross and Fine Motor Skills, Numbers, Shapes and Colors, Letters and Letter Sounds, Politeness and Good Manners, Self Confidence and Independence

Our program also offers Pre K classes which expand on these concepts for children entering kindergarten.

Bible stories and the fruits of the spirit are important parts to every day. We give thanks to God for all He has provided.


Tuition varies based on enrollment options. If you are unable to attend on your scheduled day please contact us by 7am. 

Tuition ranges from $86-$191 per month. Payment can be made by check, cash or automated payment.   

Registration and Attendance

Registration for the coming fall begins in January. At that time you may reserve a spot with a non-refundable fee of $75, $25 for each additional sibling, $50 for Knox Church members. Class sizes are limited and age ranges per class may vary.


Our Typical Day 

Our classes at every age include:  Circle time, center time, bible stories and singing, crafts, gym time, a CDO provided snack, lunch and free play. 

Circle Time includes letters, numbers, stories and singing, as well as looking at the weather and classroom jobs.

Center time includes science exploration, sensory tables, and scissor skills as well as craft time to refine fine motor skills.           

Lunch is a wonderful social time and includes prayer. Each child should bring a non-perishable lunch, including a drink.  Be sure to send food that is easy for children to manage.  Any food sent in your child’s lunch that could be potentially hazardous will not be served to your child. 

Pick up time is between 12:45 p.m. -1:00 p.m. 

Children must be picked up by 1:00pm.  The Illinois Child Care Act of 1969 as amended requires all persons picking up a child to record the following:

            1.  The time the child leaves
            2.  The name of the person with whom the child is leaving
            3.   How the child is leaving (car, carpool, walking, etc.)

All parents or authorized pick up persons must sign out each child.  If someone other than you or someone on your list is picking up we must be notified in writing ahead of time.  Picture I.D. will be required from the person picking up your child.  A late fee is assessed for children picked up after 1:15pm.

Monthly Calendars and Newsletters with weekly themes and bible stories are provided.  


Children should dress for play and creativity. A full change of clothes should be packed every day. Please label everything and place in a large Ziploc bag in your child’s backpack. Please dress for success in using the bathroom, no difficult snaps, belts, overalls, etc.


If symptoms of illness are present home is the best remedy. For the sake of others, a child should not be brought to Children’s Day Out.  Children should be fever free for 24 hours before returning to CDO. If a child becomes ill while at CDO a parent will be contacted.


Please notify us if your child has any specific medical needs. We will NOT administer any over the counter medication to any child.  Please do not send any medications in lunches, drinks, or bottles. Children with food allergies must have an Allergy Action Plan on file. This directs our staff to administer medication in the event of an emergency. This medication includes EPI Pens, Benadryl etc.


We operate as a license exempt program registered with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services that conforms with the Illinois Child Care Act, 1969, as amended:  sections 7.1, 377.4, and 2.10.  We have yearly fire and health clearances.

File Information

All registered children must have completed information on file. Applications include parent or legal guardian information, emergency phone numbers, authorized pick up persons and Illinois State health form.  


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