Des Plaines Child Development Center
DES PLAINES CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
For more than 30 years, parents in the Des Plaines and Park Ridge communities have relied on the excellent child care and education provided by the Des Plaines Child Development Center. Our 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 customize each child’s curriculum based on their individual strengths and temperament, through observations and formal assessments. Utilizing the Creative Curriculum method, we foster each child’s developmental growth and encourage creative expression.
We incorporate 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 also available.
Parent & Family Engagement
The Des Plaines Child Development Center integrates parents and families 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.”
“I have nothing but praise for OHU Des Plaines. They have become family. Our daughter loves to go to school!”
“I recommend the school to everyone I know.”
Meet Our Director
6:30 a.m – 6:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday
Full and part-time schedules available.
ACCREDITATIONS / LICENSES
1:8 Young Preschool
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
100th day of Kindergarten
100 Acts of Kindness
Kindergarten Open House
Dr. Seuss/Read Across America
Vision and Hearing Screening
Week of the Young Child
Planting and Gardening Projects indoors to be planted outdoors
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 curriculum continues (see summer calendar)
Finish summer curriculum/begin back to school curriculum
Back to School
Healthy Lifestyles Night
Professional development for the teaching staff
Fire Safety Month
Curriculum Night/Open House
Scholastic Book Fair
Beginning of the year conferences