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what type of childcare do you offer?

Elmhurst Premier Childcare offers flexible full time, part time and hourly care options.  We utilize weekly hours, not days.  We can work with various schedules and allow changes upon written notice and confirmation.

do you offer drop in or hourly care?

Upon a family being fully enrolled, with all required paperwork on file, hourly reservations are accepted.

what are your hours

We are open Monday through Friday 6:30am-7pm.  We are also open Saturday evenings from 6:30-Midnight  date nights....coming soon.

Does Elmhurst Premier Childcare accept il action or ccap?

At this time, we do not accept childcare assistance.

what are the ages elmhurst premier childcare accepts?

We accept children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.

How much does elmhurst premier childcare cost?

We offer flexible full time, part time and hourly care.  Due to the several options that can often be convoluted, we offer tours so we can customize a program tailored to your family's needs.

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can i bring my child's lunch or snacks?

Food is provided by parents in our infant rooms(6 weeks up until 15 months).  We cannot allow any outside food, per DCFS and the DuPage County Health Department in any other classroom or age group.

birthday celebrations

Due to food allergies, Elmhurst Premier Childcare requests that only non food items be brought in to celebrate your child's birthday.  If you'd like to send in items, stickers are always a fun addition, along with birthday hats, etc are suggested.

When is Elmhurst Premier Childcare Center Closed?

We are closed for the following holidays:

New Year's Day

Memorial Day(we encourage all of our families to walk with us in the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce Memorial Day Parade)

July 4

Labor Day

Thanksgiving Day

Day After Thanksgiving

Christmas Day

Early Closings:

Christmas Eve

New Year's Eve

Do you follow Elmhurst District 205 for weather closings?

Elmhurst Premier Childcare does not follow the Elmhurst School District 205 calendar.  We do our very best to remain open, unless we have severe weather conditions, we are open year round.  

what makes you eco friendly?

 As a childcare provider, our eco friendly design includes low VOC paint, all equipment is made from sustainable, eco friendly wood(see Community Playthings), our supplies are eco friendly or organic, including crayons, markers and paint.  Natural branches are used to display artwork and decor throughout the classrooms with naturally derived accessories.  You'll see non live plants throughout our center, helping reduce toxins and helps bring nature indoors and improve our indoor air quality.  

Our radiant heated floors reduce toxins in the air and help keep our friends warm and toasty in the winter months.  We are very proud of this feature as we are one of the first, if not, the first childcare center, in our state to invest in heated flooring for our infant and toddlers!  

We believe, to date, we are the only childcare center that utilizes radiant heated floors in our infant and toddler rooms.   We only serve organic and natural foods, non GMO, grass fed meats and poultry and organic milk at our center.

Recycling bins are in our classrooms and throughout our center.  We also made the deicison to include recycling pick up along with our weekly trash.  Rain Barrels will be installed soon and we will continue to work towards creating a more sustainable childcare center for our children and teachers.

The first years of a children's lives are critical to shaping their future and development. The quality of the environment you provide is crucial to this development.  We believe in creating a safer, greener environment in all we are doing and will continue to do.

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Why we selected community playthings

Community Playthings equipment is the only daycare/childcare line that is LEED certified AND Forest Stewardship Council(FSC) certified.  The wood is harvested from responsibibly managed forests.  This wood comes to us in accordance with environmentally and socially responsible guidelines.  

Why care about BPA and PVC products in our rooms?  Recent science has discovered chemicals in our everyday environment may compromise our health.  Community Playthings allows NO known hazards in their products and only use greener, healthier materials for our children.

This equipment line not only boasts being LEED certified but there is no safer product on the market today for young children in childcare.  Pinch free hinges, childproof latches, rounded edges are a natural result of the design itself.  Just as important as the vililenge on behalf of children's health, their green policy eliminates potential chemical hazards and requires a greater responsibility.  They believe in tending to our planet.  We knew there was no safer choice for equipment for the children we care for.

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what is ehcc certification?

"Eco-Healthy Child Care® (EHCC) is a national program that partners with child care professionals to eliminate environmental health hazards found in or around child care facilities. These hazards can adversely impact children’s health."   Our center must comply with at least 24/30 environmentally healthy best practices 

Do you close for teacher in service training?

Yes, we will occasionally close for training days for our teachers.  Dcfs and Elmhurst Premier does require teachers to attend ongoing training.  In the event we need to close the center either early or for a day, parents will be notified 2 weeks or more in advance.

Do you have special events planned throughout the year?

Elmhurst Premier Childcare DOES offer special family and center events throughout the year!!  Please check with our center directly for details.