Children’s Center

St. Maria Goretti School Children’s Center

10010 W. Ivanhoe
Schiller Park, IL 60176
(847) 928-1406
Dorothy Nasti, Director

The Children’s Center is open every weekday from 6:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. The center is closed on Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

We commit ourselves to the development and nurturing of the whole child: academically, spiritually, physically, emotionally, and socially. In a safe and caring environment, the life skills of the child will be developed so that she/he will achieve success in meeting the challenges of the future.

Pre-School/Day Care

Our day-care program is open to all children who have reached their 3rd birthday by September 1st. Each child attends school for a portion of the day. This is for children who attend day care five days a week. Those children who attend day care on a part-time basis (less than five days a week) stay in the Children’s Center the entire day. This program is the heart of our Children’s Center.

The objective of the pre-school program is to provide a rich environment for the child in which he or she can socialize, explore, control, and appreciate. The program is sharing, timing, rules, new freedom and differences—differences that will shape a child’s sense of self, time, space, size, quantity, and the ability to come to conclusions. Each child is accepted and appreciated as a person; he or she is the focus. Emphasis is placed on positive reinforcement. Listed below are some of the subjects covered in this program.

Religion, Art
Language Experience and Development
Creative Expression, Physical Education
Math, Computers
Science, Social Habits
Music, Work Habits

*Day Care, Full Time:    $43 per day / $190 per week

Day Care, Half Days:    $30 per day / $150 per week
(day care only)

*Day care rates include any tuition/school charges
**Cost of planned field trips will be passed on to parents
10% discount for 2nd child from the same family
20% discount for 3rd child from the same family

Before School    $45 per week, $9 per day
After School       $50 per week, $10 per day

Our camp program provides care for all of our students on days when school is not in session.  This would include all school holidays as well as summer vacation.  The activities are age appropriate and field trips are planned.  Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks are provided.

For a tour and meeting with the Child Development Director please call Dorothy Nasti at (847) 928-1406.

Comments are closed.