Overview and FAQs: Child Care in Park Ridge, IL

We have listed below some questions that are frequently asked, however, if you have any other questions please feel free to call or stop by to see us.

What ages must the children be to attend school?Kindergarten Park Ridge, IL | Christie's Carousel of Learning
They must be 2-6 years of age for the Fall Program and 2-9 in our Summer Program. We do not have a kindergarten program during the school year, however, Kindergarten age children are welcome to attend our Summer Day Camp program! They can also join us in our Kindergarten extended day program and/or School Age After Care Program!

Do the children need to be potty trained?
No, but they must be in cloth training pants and waterproof training pants. Not pull-ups or diapers.

Do the children need to attend the same days each week?
Yes, they must stay consistent with the 2, 3, 4, or 5 days they choose when registering. All times must be the same for all the days registered.

When can I come visit your school?
You are welcome anytime between 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, to observe any age group. Preschool classes are going on between 9-11:30 a.m. and 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. For tours, the director is usually always available, however, you might want to call ahead to be sure we haven’t scheduled a field trip etc.

Do you have availability now?
You can call the school and contact Jan, Judy or Nancy to find our exact days and times that are available. Any days quoted over the phone are always filled on a first come, first serve basis.

How do I register for the upcoming Summer Program and/or Fall Program?
You may register for the Summer and Fall programs at the same time or summer only or fall only at our open registration. Our procedure for registration is as follows:

  1. The families currently enrolled register first.
  2. We then open up registration to the public on a first come, first serve basis according to availability.

What do you teach the children on a daily basis?
Each teacher has a curriculum that she follows for the school year. We feel the best way for you to understand our program is by coming in with or without your child and observing any of our classrooms.

What are the class sizes?
The teacher/child ratio according to the DCFS are one teacher with eight two-year-olds and one teacher with ten three/four/five/six-year-olds.

Are you licensed?
Yes, we are licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services, and must follow the state guide-lines which are kept on file at our school. Also refer to the Summary of Licensing Standards for Day Care Centers available at the school.

We hope this has answered some of your questions and we encourage you to stop by to visit the school anytime. Please call if you have any questions and once again thank you for your interest in our school!

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Christie’s Carousel of Learning
1300 W. Crescent Ave.
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Phone: 847.825.4568