Information for FDC Parents


Calendar and Important Dates

  • May 31, 2017               Last day of PreK
  • June 23, 2017               ClOSED for Professional Development The FDC will be OPEN.
  • July 4, 2017                  Independence Day - Holiday- Closed
  • August 7- 14, 2017       Closed for Pre-Service Week  
  • August 15, 2017           All programs OPEN for fall semester
  • Sept. 4, 2017                Labor Day -Holiday-Closed
  • Oct. 20, 2017               CLOSED for Professional Development
  • Nov. 22, 2017               CLOSED for Professional Development
  • Nov. 23-24, 2017         Thanksgiving Holiday- CLOSED
  • Dec. 21, 2017               CLOSED for Professional Development
  • Dec. 22 to Jan 1, 2018  CLOSED- Winter Break  
  • Jan 2, 2018                   CLOSED-Professional Development
  • Jan 3, 2018                   All programs OPEN
  • Jan. 15, 2018                Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday- CLOSED
  • Feb. 19, 2018               Presidents Day -Holiday- CLOSED
  • March 16, 2018            CLOSED for Professional Development
  • April 20, 2018              CLOSED for Professional Development
  • May 25, 2018               CLOSED for Professional Development
  • May 28, 2018               Memorial Day - Holiday - CLOSED


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.

Early Head Start and Preschool Enrollment

We are so glad that you want to enroll your child in the Family Development Center. To make the process smooth and quick, please gather the following items so we can determine your discount and eligibility for grants. Once you have the items, please call the number below for an appointment.

  • Birth certificate for your child/children.
  • Medical card or insurance card
  • WIC book if you have one
  • Proof of family income from the past year. (check stubs, tax forms, child support, SSI, Disability,TANF)
  • Complete physical exam form from your child's most recent visit
  • Your child's shot record
  • Proof of work or school schedule if you want full day child care
  • Proof of child care assistance if you have it
  • Pregnant women need a doctor's note with a due date

    Once you  have these items, please call 708-235-7300 and set up an appointment for application and possible enrollment.

     Will I be able to enroll my child immediately?

    • Yes, If you bring all those items we may be able to enroll your child immediately, depending on openings in our center.