Let the Children Come Unto Me

Saint Francis Day Care Center

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"Christ said, 'Let the children come to Me for theirs is the Kingdom of  Heaven' " (Luke 18:16).

Used with permission - Christopher Santer, www.pacemstudio.com

Saint Francis Day Care Center was established on March 3, 1980 in order to provide care for the children of the Alton area. The Center is licensed by the State of Illinois for children between the ages of 6 weeks and 10 years with a maximum of 150 children; however, the Center may not offer enrollment for all ages within this age range at all times. The Center offers a full-time and part-time program year-round for children between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years. The Center also offers a summer program for school-aged children which may include children up to 10 years of age. We provide breakfast and lunch for the children, as well as a snack in the morning and afternoon.

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Facts and Figures

Foundation: March 3, 1980

Hours of Operation: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Meals Served: Breakfast, Morning Snack, Lunch, Afternoon Snack

Ages Served: 6 weeks old to 5 years old year-round

Address: 710 College Avenue                     
PO Box 9020
Alton, IL 62002

Phone Number: (618) 463-2766

Fax Number: (618) 463-2767

Email: [email protected]

Prices: Please contact the office.

Licensing: State of Illinois for 150 children

Offered in support of the concept of Luke 18:16, our day care services are not limited by religious belief, nationality, race, or economic status. We want to provide the atmosphere, time, space, and materials for carefree, joyful play, which we believe is the basis for developing skills in a child. The center will offer ample opportunity for children to grow in openness, in trust, and in concern for those around them. 

We want to help children grow spiritually, intellectually, and socially by providing an environment that will stimulate and create interests. We want to encourage and give many occasions for children to explore the mystery of God’s creation through nature and other materials, helping him or her to be at home in this world. 

Our 30+ lay staff members are dedicated to providing quality care and loving services to all of our children. Many of our staff members have worked at the Center for 15+ years. With the Sisters, our staff strives to make Christ’s merciful love visible—even to the smallest. Our pro-life, pro-family atmosphere imparts to our parents a sense of peace that their child is being loved and nurtured while they are at work. We are blessed with a number of families that are beginning a second generation tradition at Saint Francis.