Early Childhood • Day Care • Preschool
Marillac St. Vincent's birth to three program fosters learning through play. The program uses the Creative Curriculum to help children develop early literacy, numeracy, language, social, emotional, and motor skills. The low teacher-to-child ratio of no more than 4 children per teacher allows children more individual attention. A nutritious lunch is served daily. Family support services, such as social work, art and speech therapy, and Early Intervention screenings and referrals, are available.
The program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and awarded the Gold Circle of Quality by the Illinois Network of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (INCCRRA).
-Maximum age is 3. Minimum age is 3 months at St. Vincent de Paul Center and 6 weeks at the Marillac Social Center.
-Parent(s) must be employed, attending school, under age 19, receiving TANF, or enrolling foster children through DCFS.
-Must reside in the city of Chicago
-Priority admission for siblings of currently enrolled children.
-Families must pay a co-payment. Fees are sliding scale based on family size, income, and child(ren)'s age.
- Services provided on a sliding scale
- Children accepted
How to Apply
Enrollments are accepted year-round as availability allows. Wait list may apply. Call your preferred location directly to speak with an admissions specialist, or complete the online enrollment interest form.
If there is space available, the Admissions Specialist will help you apply for CCAP assistance. If you qualify for CCAP, you will be scheduled for an intake appointment. The admissions process generally takes 1-2 weeks. The following documentation is required for enrollment:
-Child’s birth certificate
-Child's Social Security card
-Child’s updated medical documentation including a physical exam, immunization records, and asthma/allergy action plan (if applicable)
-Proof of income (pay stub, tax returns, or Wage Verification form) or school schedule
Please download and read the parent handbook for St.Vincent de Paul Center or Marillac Social Center prior to your intake appointment.
Chicago, IL 60612