Welcome to
Oak Lawn Day Nursery
Early Childhood Academy

6343 W 90th Place

Oak Lawn, IL  60453

(708) 599-3315


"Dedicated to children and families since 1965"

Infants (6 Weeks) through Kindergarten

Parents always welcome


Specializing in
Reading Readiness
Differentiated Teaching

  • State Licensed
  • DCFS Certified Teachers
  • Christian Curriculum
  • Hot Lunch Program

Hours: 7:00am - 6:00pm, Monday - Friday

A Ministry of

Oak Lawn Day Nursery Policies on Child Guidance and Discipline

At Oak Lawn Day Nursery, our goal is to help the child become self-directed, happy, and able to make decisions.

We Believe...

  • Children are individuals who need understanding and individual attention from warm and caring adults.
  • Children need a clear understanding of what is expected of them.
  • Children need positive reinforcement of desirable behavior.
  • Children learn best when desired behavior is modeled by the adults.
  • Children need to learn to make good choices and accept the consequences for poor choices.

The Staff Will Provide A Caring Environment That Includes:

  • Acknowledging positive behavior and ignoring or redirecting negative behavior
  • Setting clear limits
  • Involving children in negotiations to solve problems
  • Positive discourse
  • Removing from the group and providing a quiet place to think about the effect of hislher behavior for children three and older (not time-out, but rather a time to think about how to fit in). Time is not to exceed one minute per year of age.

Parent Involvement Is:

  • Requested when the director or lead teacher sees a pattern of unacceptable behavior and contacts the parents.
  • Needed in order for the parents and teacher/director to discuss the undesirable behavior and agree on strategies to help guide the child effectively.
  • Necessary when it is in the best interest of the children and adults for the child to be picked up for the day.

Child Involvement Is:

  • Being aware of limits set for classroom behavior.
  • Learning to negotiate conflicts.

The Following Discipline Techniques Are Prohibited:

  • Hitting, spanking, swatting, pinching, shaking or any other measure intended to induce physical pain or fear.
  • Any form of emotional abuse, including shaming, rejecting, terrorizing, or isolating a child.
  • Ridiculing a child or the child's family.
  • Blaming, teasing, insulting, name calling or threatening the child with punishment.
  • Abusive or profane language.

Arrival and Departure

All children must be signed in & out daily by parent or designated adult on their class attendance sheet.  Parents must notify us in writing of any changes of authorized adults.  Photo ID will be required at any time.  The northeast (90th PL.) entrance to the church is the only entrance during the day.  Use only this door.  Use of the circular drive is reserved for families with infants or toddlers, or in inclement weather.  Never leave your ignition on unless an adult remains in the vehicle. 
Please notify us in the a.m. if your child will be absent.

Health Policies

Children will be excluded from daycare for 24 hours if fever, vomiting, or diarrhea, occurs at school.  Please report pink eye, lice, constant cough, strep throat, chicken pox, etc. to us at the onset.  Injuries during school hours - simple first aid will be administered.  All teachers are certified in CPR and First Aid.   In case of a more serious injury the parent will be contacted immediately.
Inform us about special dietary needs and allergies.  Once a month our nurse comes to check all medical records. 
If a child becomes ill during school hours, parents will be called for immediate pickup!

Grounds For Discharge Include:

  • Any child who is unable to benefit from the type of care offered by the facility, or is a safety threat to other children in the center.
  • Parents who refuse to cooperate with the center and work together in order to help the child. Once determined; these are grounds for immediate termination of enrollment.
In all instances, when it is in the best interest of the child to terminate enrollment, the child's and parent's needs shall be considered by planning with the parents to meet the child's needs when he or she leaves the facility, including referrals to other agencies or facilities.
In accordance with the Licensing Standards for Early Childhood Centers and Rule 407:270, I have read and understand the center's guidance and discipline policies. I agree to follow these policies set forth by the Oak Lawn Day Nursery administration.