Des Plaines Child Development Center

Des Plaines Child Development Center


“We have had an excellent experience with Des Plaines Child Development Center. The teachers and staff are wonderful. We feel very confident that our children’s needs are being met.” – Parent

For more than 30 years, parents in the Des Plaines and Park Ridge communities have relied on excellent child care and education provided by the Des Plaines Child Development Center. The center has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) since 1992. Our program includes 10 spacious classrooms comprising  of 25,000 square feet and offers a stimulating environment that encourages exploration and learning.

Our experienced staff will customize each child’s curriculum based on their individual strength, temperament, observations and formal assessments. This customized curriculum is designed to foster each child’s developmental growth and encourage creative expression.

The Des Plaines Child Development Center incorporates a Healthy Lifestyles curriculum that emphasizes nutrition, exercise and protecting the environment. Parents, teachers and children cultivate an annual flower and vegetable garden to encourage healthy eating habits. Teachers also discuss the importance of regularly visiting the doctor and dentist, hearing and vision screenings and using proper safety gear.

An on-site gymnasium offers ideal activity space and a place to participate in programs such as yoga, dance and karate. The facility also includes a 40,000 square foot playground surrounded by our flower garden, trees, and a walking and/or tricycle-riding path. A children’s library and a parent and teacher resource library are available as well.

The Des Plaines Child Development Center integrates parents into our program with a Parent Council with representatives for all age groups. The council uses annual consumer satisfaction and program evaluation surveys to help plan action steps to improve program quality. The council also communicates with other parents about center events, such as parent education sessions.

What The Parents Are Saying

“Parents need a place where they feel their child is happy, safe, cared for and nurtured in many ways. One Hope United/Des Plaines has met ALL these needs, and I couldn’t imagine a better experience for my daughter. I feel like the teachers deeply care about my daughter and that they have her best interests in mind.”

“The staff in the Des Plaines/Park Ridge child development center are amazing! They go out of their way to ensure parent/guardian involvement. They help to provide a warm and welcoming environment for everyone.”

“We have had an excellent experience with Des Plaines Child Development Center. The teachers and staff are wonderful. We feel very confident that our children’s needs are being met.”

“I love the staff and love the different activities my daughter participates in with her preschool class. I also love the care my son gets in the infant room! We have been very happy with this day care center.”

“My daughter has attended this day care since she was an infant. The teachers are great! Overall, we are very happy and would and recommend OHU/Des Plaines to all (co-workers, friends, etc.)!”

“I have nothing but praise for OHU/Des Plaines. They have become family. Our daughter loves to go to school! We have been blessed by her teachers in Toddler 2 and those that float to help out. We know our daughter is safe, cared for and loved. She has some special needs and I trust her teachers 110 percent. I would recommend the center to anyone and feel so fortunate they are available for our family. Thank you 100 times over!”

“We are very happy with OHU’s Des Plaines Child Development Center, because we think the teaching staff is excellent. We also find the rates fair and appreciate that the annual increases are kept modest.”

“This is my final full year with OHU/Des Plaines. Our child will be starting kindergarten in the fall. Hope to continue to use the services for summer camp and other times off from school. Much thanks!”

“I recommend the school to everyone I know.”

Meet Our Director

Bridgeport Child Development Center I Director
Director, Kelley Christie
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9375 Church St.
Des Plaines, IL 60016


6:30 a.m – 6:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday
Full and part-time schedules available.


Illinois ExceleRate Gold Circle of Quality
Council on Accreditation


Summer Camp (6-12 years old)


1:4 Infant
1:5 Toddler
1:8 Young Preschool
1:10 Preschool
1:15 Kindergarten
1:15 School Age (Summer Camp)

What’s Going On At Des Plaines?


OHU consumer survey
Park Ridge, Niles and Des Plaines Library Preschool Fairs


Dental Month
100th day of Kindergarten
100 Acts of Kindness
Kindergarten Open House


Dr. Seuss/Read Across America
Vision and Hearing Screening


Picture Day
Week of the Young Child
Planting and Gardening Projects indoors to be planted outdoors


Kindergarten Graduation
Teacher Appreciation Week
Mother’s Day event


Start of Summer curriculum
School Age Summer Camp begins
End of the Year conferences
Father’s Day event


Summer Olympics
Summer curriculum continues (see summer calendar)


Garden Harvest
Finish summer curriculum/begin back to school curriculum
Family Night


Back to School
Healthy Lifestyles Night


Professional development for the teaching staff
Fire Safety Month
Curriculum Night/Open House
Pajama Day


Scholastic Book Fair
Beginning of the year conferences
Thankfulness Week


Winter concert
Tree decorating
Winter Camp

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