Our Centers

Marillac Social Center (Westside)
212 S. Francisco
Chicago, IL 60612
T: (773) 722-7440

Center Hours:
7:00am-6:00pm, M-F

St. Vincent de Paul Center (Northside)
2145 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60614
T: (312) 943-6776

Center Hours:
7:00am-6:00pm, M-F

About the Enrollment Process

Our focus at Marillac St. Vincent Family Services is to help families with the greatest need. Enrollment is, therefore, prioritized for families who qualify for the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) through the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS). Applying for CCAP is easy! As IDHS Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) agency, our Client Services team can help determine your eligibility on site.


What are the eligibility requirements?

  • Generally, applicants must be employed or enrolled in school.*

  • For the early childhood education program (3 months-3 years) and the pre-kindergarten program (3-5 years), families seeking admission must:

    Reside in the city of Chicago
    Qualify for the free or reduced lunch program
    For pre-kindergarten (3-5 years), child must be 3 years old on or before September 1st and fully potty-trained

    *Other requirements apply for teen parents in high school, or for families who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) participating in an IDHS training program.


Who is the program for?

  • Teen parents.

  • Families who qualify for the IDHS Child Care Assistance Program.

  • Families who are eligible to receive Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Child Care Assistance.

  • The before and after school program and full-day summer program are open to ALL families.


What is the admissions process?

  • An Admissions Specialist will contact the family to schedule an eligibility interview.

  • Applicants who are eligible receive an offer of enrollment.

  • Eligible applicants schedule a tour to visit the center.

  • Applicant completes the required documentation checklist.*

  • Family receives an orientation and a start date is scheduled.

  • Our admissions process typically takes 2 weeks


What is the required documentation checklist for enrollment?

  • Child’s birth certificate

  • Child’s social security card

  • Proof of income (pay stub or tax returns)

  • Parents’ school schedule (if applicable)

  • Child’s updated medical documentation including a physical exam, immunization documents, and asthma/allergy action plan (if applicable)

  • Copy of medical/health insurance card


Before and After School Care & Summer Camp Enrollment

Our programs for school-age children are open to all area families. You may apply for the Child Care Assistance Program, however, full-tuition families are always welcome. In order to enroll into the program, children must be enrolled into certain schools to receive services, or transportation to and from the centers:

  • List Schools for SV

  • List Schools for MSC

Tuition is $83/week for part-time, before & after school care during the school year. For full-day summer camp, tuition is $165/week.

IDHS Child Care Assistance Application

Once you have been contacted by an MSV enrollment specialist, download the Child Care Assistance Application. Be sure to read all of the instruction before completing the form.”


St. Vincent Enrollment Packet

If you have made an orientation appointment with our St. Vincent de Paul Center (Northside) admissions staff, download the enrollment packet, including the orientation form and parent handbook.


Marillac Enrollment Packet

If you have made an orientation appointment with our Marillac Social Center (Westside) admissions staff, download the enrollment packet, including the orientation form and parent handbook.


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