Parents' Day Out

PDO 12 16 Green Deacon & Etta
PDO 12 16 Blue Room Buddies

Who We Are

Parents' Day Out (PDO) is a warm, friendly, child-centered environment. The PDO program at First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights has been serving the community since 1978. Our program is in operation September through May, Monday  Friday, five days per week. Our hours are 9:30 am – 1:30 pm. We accept children 6 months of age through 5 years of age (pre-Kindergarten). Children can attend one, two, or three days per week.

The PDO staff have been screened, have met all child-protective requirements, and have been trained in Epi-Pen, CPR, and AED administration. Many of our PDO teachers have been on staff for more than 10 years. 

Each child who attends our program will experience a day consisting of crafts, gym time, story time, singing, and educational and free-time activities. Our loving and qualified teaching staff encourage learning through interaction, experience, and play. We have a creative coordinator on staff to assist the teachers in the daily lesson planning, along with extra staff to assist when needed.

Questions? E-mail Coleen Anzalone, director of Parents' Day Out, or call 847-253-5516.

PDO 12 16 Red Room picnic cropped

2017-2018 PDO Year

Registration Schedule

Sunday, February 12, 2017 / 12:00 pm
PDO Sunday: Registration is open for church members and PDO board members

Sunday, February 19, 2017 / 12:00 pm
PDO alumni; currently enrolled students and future siblings

Sunday, February 26, 2017 / 12:00 pm
Wait-list families from the 2016-2017 year

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 / 12:00 pm
Registration is open to the public.

PDO 12 16 Purple Hendrickson cropped
PDO 12 16 Yellow Wednesday Colors Katie cropped
PDO 12 16 Lucas Lang -- Froggie Helper cropped

Current Registration and Tuition

Classrooms are filled on a first-come basis. Registration is completed online. To enroll, click on the Registration link below. Once we receive your registration request, you will receive a login password and a payment link to make your registration fee payment. Payment must be received within three days to guarantee a spot in the program. 

REGISTRATION FEES (nonrefundable)

$50 for enrolling 1 day per week

$65 for enrolling 2 days per week

$80 for enrolling 3 days per week



There are nine monthly tuition payments. The first month’s tuition is due on or before June 1. This payment covers the upcoming September tuition payment and is nonrefundable. All monthly payments are paid one month in advance. The remaining eight payments are due by the first of every month, starting in September. VIEW THE TUITION SCHEDULE.

$98 per month to attend one day per week

$196 per month to attend two days per week

$294 per month to attend three days per week



Click this link to complete the Registration Form
for the 2016-2017 PDO year.


Click this link to complete "What My Teacher Needs to Know About Me"

Empowered by Extend, a church software solution from