Information for FDC Parents


Calendar and Important Dates

  • December 21, 2018    CLOSED for Professional Development
  • December 24 through Jan 2, 2019   WINTER Break- CLOSED
  • Jan 3, 2019      ALL Classrooms Open
  • Jan. 21, 2019   Martin Luther King Birthday Holiday   
  • Feb 18, 2019   Presidents Day Holiday 
  • March 15, 2019   Professional Development Day - Closed
  • April 19, 2019     Professional Development Day - Closed
  • May 24, 2019      Professional Development Day - Closed 
  • May 27, 2019      Memorial Day Holiday
  • July 4, 2019         Independence Day Holiday
  • August 12-19, 2019   Professional Development WEEK. Classrooms Closed
  • August 20, 2019    ALL Classrooms OPEN
  • Sept. 2, 2019       Labor Day Holiday
  • Oct. 18, 2019      Professional Development Day-Closed
  • Nov. 27, 2019     Professional Development Day-Closed   
  • Nov 28-29, 2019 Thanksgiving Holiday     
  • Dec 23, 2019       Professional Development Day- Closed
  • Dec 24 through Jan 2, 2020 - Winter Break    


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.