We are honored that you are considering McKendree as a place for your child and family. The center typically has a waiting list for openings.

Currently we have an opening in our 3 year old class.

At this time, we are not offering on-site tours for prospective families during operating hours.  However, we are arranging some Saturday, one-on-one family tours, with the director. The next available tour date is Saturday, September 26th.  Please contact the director for a reservation on that date if you wish to tour (please note that masks and social distancing are required).

Prospective parents are encouraged to contact the director for detailed enrollment information and to arrange for a tour of the program.  An initial visit, completion of an application form, and a deposit which includes a non-refundable $100 registration fee and a refundable first week’s fee for care, are required before families are placed on the active waiting list.

Our program is designed for children aged six weeks to five years.  Eligibility for enrollment is granted without discrimination with regard to sex, color or creed.  Any child of this age is eligible for enrollment provided the program can meet the needs of the child.  Enrollment priority will be granted to children of McKendree UMC (church) members, siblings of children already enrolled, and children of McKendree UMC Day Care Staff.

Our tuition/fees reflect the low ratios of children to caregivers as well as the extensive professional development and training for our professional staff.  Financial aid is available and is determined each fall with a November application period.

Effective January 1, 2020:

Infant Toddler Preschool
$309/week $268/week $258/week
$1328/month $1152/month $1109/month
Infant sibling Toddler sibling Preschool sibling
$293/week $254/week $245/week
$1262/month $1092/month $1053/month