About St. Paul Christian Day Care and Kindergarten
St. Paul Christian Day Care and Kindergarten is a non-profit child care center founded in 1975 and governed by a Board of Directors known as St. Paul Outreach.
We offer both half day and full day programs at our center for children aged 3 - 6 years old. All children must be potty trained prior to being enrolled at our center. We are licensed by Illinois Department of Child and Family Sevices. We are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. We were awarded our Gold Circle of Quality from the State of Illinois' new quality ratings program called ExceleRate. We are the only center in Villa Park to have been recognized as having a quality program and given this prestigious award.
St. Paul Christian Day Care Center welcomes ALL families regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.
Play is the cornerstone of our program, for play is the child’s work. We offer developmentally appropriate activities throughout the day that allow the children to learn and grow in all areas of development.
Each classroom is equipped with different interest areas that allow the children to choose what they want to engage with on a daily basis.
In each classroom, we incorporate multi-cultural materials and activities to increase tolerance, understanding, and acceptance of individual differences.
Above all, we offer a nurturing environment with positive teacher-child interactions that promote creativity, respect, and provide consistency.
The first official meeting of St. Paul Outreach Board of Directors was held on February 1, 1975. As a result of this meeting St. Paul Christian Day Care opened its doors in September of the same year with 13 children enrolled. The Center quickly grew to capacity, 20 children, by the end of the second year of operation. In 1979 this board approved a Kindergarten classroom to be added and started with 13 children being served. In 1981 Day Care Sunday was established and the children and their families were welcomed to sing at the second service at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Our Center has changed over the years and we are the best we’ve ever been! Since opening we’ve served more than 1,000 children in the community.