Information for FDC Parents


Parent Handbook

Calendar and Important Dates

  • November 26, 2014     FDC Closed for Staff In-Service
  • November 27-28         FDC Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
  • NO half day preschool Dec 22 through Jan 2, 2015
  • December 23-Jan 2, 2015   All Classrooms Closed for Winter Break
  • January 5, 2015          All Classrooms Open
  • January 19, 2015        Closed for Martin Luther King Holiday
  • February 12, 2015       Closed for Lincoln's Birthday-Holiday
  • March 16-20, 2015      Spring Break- Half Day PreK Closed
  • March 20, 2015           FDC Closed for Staff In-Service
  • April 17, 2015             FDC Closed for Staff in-Service
  • May 25, 2015              Closed- Memorial Day Holiday
  • May 29, 2015              Last day of Half Day Preschool


The Family Development Center serves Breakfast, Lunch and an afternoon Snack to all children. The menus are written by a registered dietician, and cooked in a licensed kitchen inspected by the Will County Department of Health. All meals meet or exceed the requirements of the USDA and Illinois State Board of Education under the Child Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Our Cook and the Executive Director are both certified Food Service Managers.

For the Fall and Winter FDC Menu, click here. For the Spring and Summer Menu click here.

Birth to Three and Preschool Screening Dates

 Call 708.235.7300 for an appointment and more information.

What takes place at a screening?

  • Your child will  be screened by a teacher using a developmental instrument, while you talk with an interviewer about your child's development. Your child will feel as if he or she is playing a game with the teacher.

Do I need to bring anything?

  • You don't have to bring anything, but it will be helpful to have your child's birth certificate, proof of income if you want to be considered on income, and other information such as proof of WIC or a medical card.

Will I be able to enroll my child immediately?

  • You may complete registration paperwork if you wish, we will need your child's up to date immunizations and physical exam to enroll.

 Parent Night Out

 A place to meet other parents while learning something new that might help your family.