The Center invites and encourages you to become involved with your child(ren)’s education. Please feel free to share any interesting hobby, occupation or talent you might have. YOU ARE A VITAL PART OF OUR PROGRAM!
Please bring your child(ren) a complete set of extra clothes (pants, shirt, socks, and underwear) for emergencies. If your child(ren) does not have extra clothes available-we will call you at work or get you out of class, so please provide these items. Also, if your child(ren) will be at the Center for naptime, we ask that you bring them a blanket and pillow.
*Make sure that you mark all of your child(ren)’s belongings with permanent marker.
It is essential for the development of your child(ren) to engage in outdoor activities every day Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall. PLEASE DRESS YOUR CHILD(REN) APPROPRIATELY!
What is Available?
Parents need to contact their child’s head teacher to check out books or games.
The Child Development center will sponsor three family events/involvement a year. Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. If any questions please let Melissa Hollingsworth or Shana Forthenberry know: 217-443-8833 or 217-443-8886
Absolutely! Feel free to join your child at lunchtime, playtime - anytime!
The children go outside in all seasons as required by Illinois state licensing and as long as they will be safe; for example, if there is no lightning, the children all have appropriate clothing, the temperature is not extreme. We take into account many factors, not limited to but including the amount of sun exposure, the wind-chill factor or heat index and pollution index. We have an indoor large muscle activity area for those times when we cannot go outside.
You are welcome to call or visit any time. The Toddler, Young Preschool and Preschool teachers describe each class's activities in their weekly newsletters.
Yes, DACC CDC Director is available to the staff and parents daily, and most importantly, the Director is on site to oversee the environment. The Director is not regularly scheduled in a classroom and therefore free to observe and mentor staff and to help create a safe age-appropriate learning experience for your child.
The Child Development Center has in place state of the art security which includes all doors with security systems, security cameras in all classrooms, and a computerized key entry system on the main entrance. On-site Security Personal are also on Campus and available.