Parents’ Day Out


Parents’ Day Out . . .

                      a warm, nurturing environment designed especially for preschoolers!

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

 P L A Y 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!

It is our goal to prepare young children with all the skills they will need as they grow in loving, fun, safe atmosphere. At PDO, children learn and play, day by day as they are equipped with the social, emotional, and academic skills needed to be successful in school. PDO is 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. PDO is open to all religious traditions and no religious traditions. All services and events are open to PDO families regardless of their background. PDO is proud to have been nurturing children for 24 years.

Click Here for PDO Calendar  / Health and Safety Routines

Click Here for Covid Guidelines 

Click Here for Sunny Days information

 Parents’ Day Out at Southminster 2021-2022

                    JOIN US!

Parents’ Day Out classes are filled on a first come/first served basis. Limited availability in some age groups.

             Tuition Rates 2021-2022

  • 1 day / week/ month $108.00          * ($87.00)     Southminster member rate
  • 2 days / week/ month $216.00        * ($174.00)   Southminster member rate
  • 3 days / week/ month $324.00       * ($261.00)   Southminster member rate
  • 4 days / week/ month $432.00       * ($348.00)   Southminster member rate

 Click Here to Make a PDO Tuition Payment ( currently enrolled families 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.
  • Kindergarten Korner for children who attend afternoon classes at local schools.


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, 2021, no refunds are issued. Tuition is due the first week of the month on the day your child attends. Late charges apply after the 5 th of the month. ($15.00) Returned check fee is $25.00. Fees are not prorated for missed days, illness, or vacations, government mandated shut down. May 2022 tuition is non refundable. Payments can be made online, in person, or by mail. Members of Southminster receive reduced fees for PDO. Contact Pastor Liz at for more information about joining our church.

Please make checks payable to SOUTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN

Supply fee: a one-time supply fee will be collected in September. The rate is as follows:

  • $60.00 / 1 day, per child
  • $70.00/ 2 days, per child
  • $80.00/ 3 days, per child
  • $90.00/ 4 days, per child

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 Ondracek,

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 Ondracek at

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