Thursday, June 8, 2017

Open Enrollment for 2017-2018 Pre-K & Preschool programs going on now!

Pre-K 1/2 Day Program &
Full Day Preschool & Child Care
for 2017-2018

We are accepting enrollment for the 2017-2018 School year. Please view our flier, call or visit our enrollment office for more information:
1447 S. 50th Court, Cicero Illinois 60804

1/2 Day Pre-K Programs
is available at our Clyde Park and Grant Works locations.

Child needs to be 3-5 years (by August 22).

For more information, you can DOWNLOAD FLIER, visit the enrollment office at 1447 S. 50th Court, Cicero IL 60804 or call us at 708-652-1202.

Full Day Preschool Child Care
is available at our Patricia Makris CenterRed FeatherRiverside Drive and Grant Works locations.

For more information, you can DOWNLOAD FLIER, visit the enrollment office at 1447 S. 50th Court, Cicero IL 60804 or call us at 708-652-1202.

Employment Opportunities

The Children's Center has the following positions opening available.

Head Start Home Based Program Coordinator
General responsibilities include management of the Head Start Home Based program option which provides comprehensive services to families with preschool age children (i.e. early childhood education, health, nutrition, mental health, and family services). Oversee implementation of program requirements through monitoring, supervision of Home Based staff and participation in regular supervisory meetings. 

  • BA/S degree in ECE, Human Services or a related field. 
  • Computer skills (required)
  • Head Start experience (preferred)
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English (preferred)
  • Experience in supervising and managing similar types of services. 
To apply please contact Beverly Dawson, Head Start Director at 708 652-1284 or email resume to

Part-time Grant Writer.
Experience necessary. Please send resume to Lurlean Chodora at

Volunteers welcome

Substitute teachers needed

For more information about employment opportunities, please email us at  

Monday, June 5, 2017

Pact Center will be closed for Summer Break

Summer Break for
P.A.C.T Center is
June 7, 2017

We hope you had as much fun as we have during our programs.  Thank you to all the families that have joined us for our classes, open play, seminars and workshops.  We will be back at the end of August so look out for the new calendar. We hope you can join us for the 2017-2018 school year. 

To learn more about our P.A.C.T. programs visit our website or call us at(708) 795-PACT.

We are moving!
Information about our future location and program will be announced soon.

From all of us here at the Pact Center...

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Book of the Month: Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss

JUNE 2017
Dr. Seuss's Bartholomew and the Oobleck is a story about a king who is not too impressed with normal weather like rain or snow so he has a magician create something new. Oobleck plagues the kingdom but the only way to solve this problem is for the king to take responsibility for his actions.

This story can bring some messy fun!  It's a perfect read paired up with Ooblek-making activity to enjoy outdoors (to keep the mess to a minimum). We guarantee your kids will love it!
Learn how to make Oobleck HERE
Fidget spinners, bottle flipping and slime making are this year's craze in the world of elementary school kids. This may not be the case if you have a preschooler or younger but we still want to explore our favorite of the three which would be slime making! Mixing this gooey concoction is a favorite in my kitchen (and kitchens across America). There are many formulas to pick from but we like Oobleck, which is a liquid that turns solid with touch. Children enjoy making and playing with this stuff and it goes with our book choice of the month.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Summer Dress Code & Sunscreen Policy


The first day of summer may be June 20th, but the weather is starting to feel like it's already here. Lets talk about CCCB's summer dress code....

Please dress your child in clean, comfortable play clothes so that he/she can move freely from one activity to another. We will be very active and not always tidy, so please do not let children wear any “special clothes”. GYM SHOES PLEASE! Shoes should have non-skid soles and closed-in toes. If your child comes in any other type of shoe, it may limit their involvement in many of our activities. ABSOLUTELY NO OPEN-TOED SHOES! Classrooms are required to go outside daily, so please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather.

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.

As always, a change of clothes is recommended.  Please check your child's cubby and make sure you switch out the winter/spring clothing to something more summer appropriate .


Sunscreen Policy:
It is highly recommended by the Cook County Department of Public Health that children’s skin be protected from the sun while at the pool or engaging in other outdoor water activities. Sunscreen should be applied by the parent daily before arrival at the Center. Parents should also send the sunscreen of their choice, labeled with their child’s name (in permanent waterproof marker). The product will be applied by the children with staff assistance at the Center prior to scheduled water play activities. Because of the importance of this type of protection, any child who does not have their own sunscreen will be given sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 45.

Now let the summer fun begin!