Our center is open from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. Potential clients are free to stop by at their convenience.
The Pre-School program serves children from 2 years old and up. The 4-K program serves children who will have turned 4 years old on or before September 1st. The 4K program is free to qualifying children.
The following information is required for enrollment: immunization record, medical statement, certification of hours, free & reduced meal forms, permission slips, child release form, first aid & medical authorizations as well as emergency contact information.
No, the PICDC currently does not offer transportation.
Parents are free to visit their children at any time, keeping in mind the child’s daily schedule.
There is a non-refundable registration fee payable when the application is picked-up.
10:00 am is the latest that a child will be accepted for school. Exceptions will be made if the child is late due to a doctor’s appointment, with a valid written excuse, or a family emergency.
Yes. The PICDC supports state and federal programs such as ABC Voucher, AFDC or public assistance recipient, CPS educational institution. Students may also be eligible for scholarships.
If a child is not picked up by 4:01pm (5:01pm for Early Head Start) a late fee of $5.00 will be charged, plus an additional $5.00 for every five minutes thereafter.
Fees are based on a sliding scale and are set according to the income information provided by the parents on the enrollment application. Weekly fees are due on the Monday, prior to service. If the fee is not paid by Wednesday, a late fee of $5.00 will be added.
If it is determined by the teacher and the administrator that a child is too ill to remain in the center, the child will be separated from the other children, and the parent will be called to pick-up their child immediately.
In the event of severe weather or an emergency evacuation of the building, there is an emergency action plan in place, which is clearly posted in every classroom. Parents will be immediately notified of the situation.