Parents’ Day Out

Parents’ Day Out . . .

                      a warm, nurturing environment

                                             especially for preschoolers

Click here to learn about PDO’s SUNNY DAYS program

Click here to view the PDO yearly calendar

Fall Registration Dates:

Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 8:00 am ( in person, church library )

This date is for currently enrolled families and members of Southminster for Fall 2020.

Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 8:00 am (in person, church library )

This date is for new families wanting to join our program for Fall 2020.

Tuition Rates 2020-2021

  • 1 day per week –   $103.00/month
  • 2 days per week – $206.00/month
  • 3 days per week –  $309.00/month
  • 4 days per week –  $412.00/month

New families, click here: New PDO Family Registration Information  

Tours of our program are given on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9:30 and 10:00 am by appointment only. Email Tricia at to set up a time. Plan on 10-15 minutes to see our classes. We will be happy to show you what great things are happening at our school!

Make a PDO Tuition Payment

Parents’ Day Out at Southminster nurtures young children and prepares them with all the skills they will need as they grow in a loving, fun, and safe atmosphere!  At PDO, children learn and play, day by day, as they are equipped with the social, emotional, and academic skills they will need to be successful in school. Teachers at Southminster are current in First Aid/ CPR and have been background checked. Most of our staff have been nurturing children for 10 years or more. PDO is open to children of all religious traditions and no religious traditions. All the services and events at Southminster are open to PDO families regardless of their background. Children feel so at home at Southminster. Those who want to attend a service to feel renewed on Sunday find it an easy transition.

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:

  • 11-22 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


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. One month tuition is non-refundable. After August 1st, 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) Fees are not prorated for missed days, illness, or vacations. 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:

  • $40.00 / 1 day, $50.00/ 2 days, $60.00/ 3 days, $70.00/ 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. Phone calls are usually returned during the early afternoon. Email is a great 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