Grace Parent's Day Out


Registration begins April 15, 2019 – Sun-sational Summer Fun Application Forms may be dropped off to the PDO office or mailed to Parent’s Day Out-Grace UMC, 300 E. Gartner Rd., Naperville, IL 60540. Applications will be processed in the order in which they are received. See Application Form for details on age requirements, days offered, and fees.


Two two-week long sessions are offered with children attending two days per week 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

May 28 - June -7:  BACKYARD FUN!

June 10-20:  UNDER THE SEA!


Summer 2019 Application 


Parent's Day Out (PDO) is a childcare program for children ages one to four years old on or before September 1.  As an outreach ministry, we serve families in our Grace Church congregation, Naperville, and surrounding communities and follow the District 203 school calendar.  Children have an opportunity to create, sing, learn, and play in a Christian, nurturing, caring, and safe environment.


Registration for the upcoming school year begins in January and continues throughout the year to fill classes and to be on our Alternate/Waiting List.  Parent/Guardians register their child to attend one day per week, September-May, from 9am-1pm.  Our program uses Entrance #3 (a secured entrance for the children's area) for dropping off and picking up children within the church building.  Children do not need to be toilet trained.  All classrooms have changing tables and bathrooms.

Experienced and dedicated staff provide a 1:4 ratio for one and two year olds in classrooms for 8 children and a 1:5 ratio for three and four year olds in classrooms for 10 children.  Our staff receives yearly training and certification in First Aid/CPR.

A typical daily schedule at Parent's Day Out includes:

  • Singing--all ages of children together
  • Indoor or outdoor gross motor time (weather permitting)
  • Snack--provided by PDO
  • Crafts
  • Circle Time (storytelling, finger plays, Bible story)
  • Lunch--provided by parents/guardians
  • Free play
  • Diaper changes/bathroom

Tuition is $25/day, per child, and is due the first week of each month.  Payments may be made in cash or by check payable to Grace United Methodist Church.  Please see application form for applicable fees. Call for additional information and to schedule a tour today!  Necessary forms can be found via the links below.  E-mail or call 630-355-6146 for more information or to schedule a tour of the Parent's Day Out program and facilities.