Parents’ Day Out

Play time for children –

time off for parents!


Click here to apply:  PDO 2018 Master Registration Packet

Parents’ Day Out (PDO) staff provide play time, crafts, story time, and snack time for children ages 2 to 4 (eligible in the month child turns 2 – no potty training required!) while giving parents free time for their own activities.

The program is open from 9 AM to 1 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week. Parents may sign children up for one or two days per week. 

The program begins September 12 and is open based on the Downers Grove Grade School District 58 calendar. When school is on vacation, PDO will not be in session. District 58 School Calendar 2017 2018.

Enrollment is currently ongoing for the 2017-2018 school year.

Parents’ Day Out is a community service sponsored by St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Any member of the community is eligible to enroll.


A nonrefundable fee of $50 per child is required to enroll. The enrollment cost is $75 for two or more children from the same family. To register a child, the parent must obtain physical examination forms for the child. A printout of your child’s immunization record from your physician is sufficient.


A fee of $35 per day will be charged per child. If two children from the same family are enrolled in the program on the same day the fee will be $60 per day; three children will be $80 per day. Payment is due on a monthly basis on the first day attended each month. Please make checks payable to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, including PDO in the memo line.

Parents who cancel their child’s space are responsible for payment.


A snack will be served at 10:30 am. Parents will be asked to bring fruit juice and snack items (cheese, pretzels, raisins, fruit slices, crackers, etc.) a couple of dates throughout the session. A sign-up sheet for bringing snacks will be circulated during the orientation meeting in September. Notification of allergies within the group will be given as necessary. 


Children will bring a sack/box lunch from home. We do not have a refrigerator or microwave available, so plan accordingly. Please limit lunch to what your child will reasonably eat and include something to drink.

Religious Instruction

Childcare workers at PDO will not carry out a specific religious curriculum. The child will be cared for in a Christian atmosphere. Grace will be said before snacks and meals. A member of the clergy may give a small presentation before certain religious holidays.

To apply and for more detailed information: PDO 2018 Master Registration Packet

If you have questions, please contact the Parents’ Day Out Director Janine Pickett through St. Andrew’s: