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Parents’ Day Out


A warm, nurturing environment designed especially for preschoolers!

Our program is designed to nurture the whole child! At school, we…

PLAY with a purpose!

Because we play…..we learn, we create, we make friends, we learn about letters, numbers, seasons, we use our manners, we share, we talk, we sing, we read, we cooperate, we respect each other, we use our words, we apologize, we learn about feelings, we investigate our world……..

PLAY is the work of a child!

We offer a complete preschool experience with guided curriculum designed to meet the academic and social/ emotional growth of the young child. It is our goal to prepare young children with all the skills they will need as they grow in loving, fun, safe atmosphere. At Southminster, children learn and play, day by day as they are equipped with the social, emotional, and academic skills needed to be successful in school. We are proud to have a staff that genuinely cares for each child and works individually and in groups to guide your child through the early childhood years. Teachers are current in First Aid/ CPR, have been background checked, have degrees /experience in education. Our school is open to all religious traditions and no religious traditions. All services and events are open to our families regardless of their background. Southminster is proud to have been nurturing children for 27 years.

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Parents’ Day Out and Preschool

Southminster 2024-2025


Classes are filled on a first come/first served basis. Limited availability in some age groups. Classes are forming now. Click Here for registration information for new families who want to join our fall classes.

Registration Information for Classes beginning

September 2024 – June 2025

Tuition Rates 2024-2025

1 day / week/ month $130.00          * ($110.00)   Southminster member rate
2 days / week/ month $260.00      * ($220.00) Southminster member rate
3 days / week/ month $390.00      * ($330.00) Southminster member rate
4 days / week/ month $520.00     * ($442.00) Southminster member rate

Contact Tricia at Tricia@spcah.org for information/availability.

Click Here to Make a PDO Tuition Payment ( currently enrolled families only)

Members of Southminster receive reduced fees for PDO. Contact Rev. Chuck Mize at chuck@spcah.org for more information about joining our church.


Tours are available beginning 2/26/24 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:10 by appointment only.

To view our PDO Information Handbook / Policies and Procedures, click here.


PDO is offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. during the regular school year. Children are grouped according to age in the following classes:

  • 10 – 22 months
  • 22 months to 2 years of age
  • 2 1/2- 3 years of age
  • 3 years of age
  • 3 3/4-5 years of age  Kindergarten readiness is emphasized in this class.


The annual fee of PDO is broken down into monthly payments for ease of tracking. Monthly days of attendance will fluctuate. This is a nine-month program. Two months tuition is paid upon registration in the fall. One month tuition is non-refundable. After July 1, 2024, no refunds are issued. Tuition is due on the 28th of the month prior to your child’s schedule attendance. Late charges apply after the 2nd of the month. ($20.00) Returned check fee is $28.00. Fees are not prorated for missed days, illness, or vacations, government mandated shut down. May 2025 tuition is non refundable. Payments can be made online, in person, or by mail.

Please make checks payable to SOUTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Our Tax I.D. number is 36-2480884.

Contact Info

Please use the Southminster phone number, 847.392.1060. Office hours are T, W, TH, F from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Voicemail is available by calling the above number and choosing #4. If you need to reach us during your child’s day, call the above number and choose to speak to our office administrator so that we will get the message in a timely manner. Email is the best way to communicate with the director Tricia at tricia@spcah.org

PDO Online Payments:

Click here to go to our online HeadMaster registration/payment assistant. Our Headmaster online site number is 156655. Headmaster login information is distributed in the fall. If you have questions about access, email Tricia at tricia@spcah.org

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