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    Welcome to the Thornton Township District 205 Infant Care Center.  We are a licensed daycare with certified staff from District 205.  The Infant Care Center was established over 25 years ago to serve infants and toddlers of teen parents who attend Thornton, Thornridge, or Thornwood that are in need of childcare service while attending high school.  Children six weeks to four years of age may be enrolled in the Infant Care Center.  Transportation is available for teen parents and their children. Specially equipped buses will transport the students to and from the Infant Care Center to their home school. Trained staff screen the children twice a year in order to identify and diagnose children with developmental delays. Prevention/intervention techniques are shared with parents during the screening.


    Our program is designed to help children develop a positive self-image within an environment that encourages physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth.


    The District 205 Infant Care Center has been established to:

    • Provide day care services for teen parents pursuing their high school education
    • Promote the healthy development of the infants/toddlers enrolled in the Center
    • Train students in the area of Child Care Services
    • Promote parenting skills and parent/child relations
    • Network with agencies providing services to teenage parents
    • Discourage repeat pregnancies


    The following forms must be completed and in our files before a child can attend the Infant Care Center:

    • Application (click link for application)
    • Physical Examination
    • Shot records
    • Consent forms
    • Birth Certificate
    • Social Security Number
    • Registration packet 

Infant Care Center Faculty

Name Title Phone Email
Candice Coleman Director 708-225-4036 coleman.candice@district205.net
Mitchell, Debra Assistant Director 708-225-4118 mitchell.debra@district205.net