Admissions

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, which is currently 18-24 months for infants and toddlers. It is strongly encouraged to get placed on the waitlist as early as possible if you are interested in a future enrollment.

Currently, we are not offering on site visits while children are present. Please email  mckendreedirector@gmail.com  to inquire about select tour dates or alternative tour options. 

An initial visit (in person or virtual), 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 and welcomes ALL children and families. McKendree is a diverse, loving, welcoming community and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status. Any child of this age is eligible for enrollment provided the program can reasonably 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. As part of our mission, we strive to make high-quality early childhood education accessible to all families and offer assistance for families who may need additional support. Financial aid is available and is determined each fall for the next year, with a November application period occurring the prior year. We also participate in the DHS Certificate Program and more information can be found here HERE

Effective January 1, 2021:

Infant Toddler Preschool
$319/week $278/week $268/week
$1371/month $1195/month $1152/month
Infant sibling Toddler sibling Preschool sibling
$303/week $264/week $254/week
$1302/month $1135/month $1094/month