• To enroll your child, you must call (708) 652-1202 or contact usto make an appointment or be put on the waiting list. 

    Documents Required:
    - Child's Birth Certificate
    - Child's Shot Record
    - Child's Social Security Card
    - 3 Proofs of Address
    - 2 most recent AND consecutive check stubs
    - ID or Drivers License

  • How do I know which program is right for my family?
    The Children's Center of Cicero-Berwyn primarily serves low income families by combining child and family services offered through state and federal departments of government. We determine eligibility, and apply a sliding co-payment based on family income and size. This allows low income families to access overlapping services that may include Head Start, Pre-Kindergarten, Day Care, After School Care, Parent and Child Programs, and special programs for specific groups in need of child care services. Our registration process allows us to match funding and programs, and to wrap compatible programs together, to offer the widest possible range of services in every case. 

  • Do I qualify for state tuition help?
    Guidelines for Action for Children child care payment assistance is continually changing so to see if you qualify please call us at 708-652-1202 and meet with us. We will be happy to help you fill out the paperwork. You can always check out the Action for Children website for more information at

  • What is the tuition?
    If you qualify for Action for Children assistance, fees are based on income and family size. If you do not qualify, we have private FULL PAY spaces available at $180/week (ages 3 & up), $210/week (age 2), and $250/week (under 2).

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  • Outdoor Play: Classrooms are required to go outside daily, so please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather.

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    Winter: Children may go outside as long as it is over 25 F, including the wind chill. Please be sure to send a warm coat with hood or a hat, gloves and boots. Teachers will often plan activities in the snow, and as long as your child is present, they will be participating in all activities. When your child wears boots to school, be sure to send extra shoes for them to wear inside.

    Summer: Children may go outside as long as it is under 95 F, including the heat index. Hats and sunglasses can, and should, be worn outside, but are not allowed to be worn indoors. Backless or strapless shirts are not allowed. Water shoes or flip-flops may be worn outside only during water play, so be sure to send extra shoes for them to wear inside. Except on days designated by your child’s teacher, pajamas should not be worn as clothing.

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