Open House & Registration 2018

Join Us!

Do you have a child that is preschool or kindergarten age or know a friend or family member who does? If so, we would love to welcome you to our upcoming Open House.

Providence Catholic Children’s Academy (PCCA) invites all interested families to attend their Open House and Registration for the 2018-2019 school year on Sunday, January 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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Providence Catholic Children’s Academy (PCCA) was founded in 1992 by Rev. Richard J. McGrath, OSA. Under the Diocese of Joliet, PCCA serves the religious and educational needs of young children between the ages of 3 and 6. PCCA provides a nurturing environment by professional teachers who help develop the social, emotional, cognitive and physical skills of students in a loving Christian atmosphere.

PCCA offers both full day and morning preschool and prekindergarten and full day kindergarten. Furthermore, the school offers before and after school care, which helps to accommodate working parents and is more affordable than most day care facilities.

PCCA is located on the campus of Providence Catholic High School at 1800 W. Lincoln Highway in New Lenox. Questions? Call Mrs. Laura McErlean, Principal at (815) 485-7129.

Catholic Schools Week Agenda

Monday, January 30

  • Hat Day

Tuesday, January 31

  • Mix Matched Sock Day and/or School Spirit Day (wear something green)

Wednesday, February 1

  • Super Hero/Princess Day (wear your favorite super hero shirt/cape OR wear your favorite princess shirt/tiara; Please NO COSTUMES OR NO ACCESSORIES

Thursday, February 2

  • PJ Day; preferably 2 piece PJ’s

Friday, February 3

  • Movie & Popcorn Day

Emergency School Closing Information

Parents may check the following to verify PCCA school closing:

  1. Emergency Closing Center (ECC)
    • Register at emergencyclosings.com to receive an email notification when PCCA is closed. The ECC will send an email immediately upon any change with the school closing status.
  2. TV & Radio
    • PCCA school closings will be announced on WGN and local Joliet radio stations. Be sure it mentions Providence Catholic Children’s Academy as the high school’s closing/open status is independent of PCCA.
  3. Voicemail
    • A message will be left on our PCCA voice mail at 815.485.7129.
  4. Email
    • An email will be sent to all parent email address(es) on file.
  5. Facebook
  6. PCCA Website
    • The school’s homepage will include a closing statement under the News section.

KidStuff Coupon Book Orders

kidstuffReminder! KidStuff Coupon Book orders due by November 1.

PCCA is selling valuable, family-friendly KidStuff Coupon Books filled with hundreds of coupons for all ages!  KidStuff is conveniently organized, offers incredible savings and is sold exclusively through schools!  Our school earns 50% profit for every book we sell.

Use just a few coupons and easily save more than the $25 cost of the book…Remember to keep KidStuff in your car!  Most coupons are long-term and valid for over a year.  You will enjoy fabulous savings from: Barnes and Noble, Michaels, Dicks, Sears, Macys, Bed Bath and Beyond, Jewel, Buffalo Wild Wings, Marcus Theatre, Hobby Lobby and many more.

Family, friends and co-workers will love saving with KidStuff…Great for gifts too!  Check out all 26 valuable editions listed on the first page of you KidStuff Coupon Book or visit www.kidstuffcouponbook.com

Your family earns 1 FREE book worth $25 for every 5 books you sell!  Payment is due by November 1.  Please make checks payable to PCCA.  If you have any questions, please contact Laura McErlean or Carrie Wills at 815.485.7129.

KIDSTUFF DOES NOT PROMOTE DOOR-TO-DOOR SALES BY CHILDREN

Meet The Teacher

Below are the upcoming “Meet the Teacher” dates and times

Thursday, August 25

  • Laura Ziesmer: 5:30 PM

Tuesday, August 30

  • Kerri Heller: 4:30 PM
  • Anne Garvey: 5:00 PM
  • Kim Ogarek (TH): 5:00 PM
  • Kim Ogarek (WF): 5:30 PM
  • Mary Kay Gerardi: 6:00 PM
  • Gail Bauer: 6:30 PM

Thursday, September 1

  • Kathy Lumbrazo: 5:00 PM

PreKindergarten Openings for 16-17

PCCA has available openings for morning and full day prekindergarten classes, which is offered to four-year-old children Monday through Friday with four-day or five-day options.  All classes are taught by a teacher who minimally possesses a Bachelor’s degree.  Furthermore, the school offers before and after school care, which helps to accommodate working parents and is more affordable than most day care facilities.

Call Principal Laura McErlean at 815.485.7129 to check availability for the 2016-2017 school year.

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PCCA Summer Camps…Register Today!

Camp Dates/Themes (Week 1)


  • Monday, June 13 – African Safari
  • Tuesday, June 14 – Flag Day
  • Wednesday, June 15 – Transportation
  • Thursday, June 16 –Dinosaurs
  • Friday, June 17 – Ice Cream

Camp Dates/Themes (Week 2)


  • Monday, June 20 – Dr. Seuss
  • Tuesday, June 21 – Space
  • Wednesday, June 22 – Mardi Gras
  • Thursday, June 23 – Water
    • Child should wear a swim suit under his/her clothes and bring a towel.  Do not send the swim suit with your child to change into. We will have a sprinkler for the children to run through)
  • Friday, June 24 – Olympics (last day of camp)

Details


  • Drop off/Pick up is at door #19 (green door)
  • All campers are to be brought to the door at 9:00 am
  • Half day campers dismiss at 11:30 am and Full day campers dismiss at 2:00 pm
  • Snack will be provided in the morning
  • Full day campers need to bring a lunch and drink.  DO NOT send any drink larger than 8 oz.  Milk will not be provided
  • Please bring a backpack with your child’s name
    • Include a change of clothing (t-shirt, shorts and underwear) in case of a spill or accident. Have your child wear comfortable clothing and outdoor shoes. No flip flops.

Daily Agenda


Morning Activities

  • Gathering
  • Prayer and Pledge
  • Circle time
  • Theme of the day
  • Snack
  • Art
  • Play time
  • Story time

Afternoon Activities

  • Lunch
  • Music and movement
  • Story time
  • Center/Games
  • Play time

Camp Instructors


Mrs. Lumbrazo and Mrs. Ziesmer

Questions?  Email Mrs. Lumbrazo

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Camp Registration

Register Today…Limited Availability

Providence Catholic Children’s Academy Accepting Registrations

PCCA offers both full day and morning preschool and prekindergarten and full day kindergarten.  Furthermore, the school offers before and after school care, which helps to accommodate working parents and is more affordable than most day care facilities. Kindergarten is available to five-year-old children Monday through Friday.  Prekindergarten is offered to four-year-old children Monday through Friday with four-day or five-day options.  Both preschool and prekindergarten have morning options.  Preschool is open to three-year-old children and offers two-day, three-day or five-day options.  Little Learners Class is held twice a week for children who are between the ages of 30 months and 36 months and are not enrolled in preschool.  All classes are taught by a teacher who minimally possesses a Bachelor’s degree.

Call Principal Laura McErlean at 815.485.7129 to check availability for the 2016-2017 school year.

Print Registration Form