Inquiries are accepted over the telephone and in person at Starved Rock Center’s main office at 1013 Adams Street, Ottawa, Illinois. Parents and guardians will be offered an opportunity to tour the building. Although tours may be conducted anytime that we are open, we recommend that you do not tour between 12:00 and 2:30 as many of our children are either preparing for sleep or sleeping during that time.
We frequently have a waiting list for the CDC. Children on the waiting list are generally prioritized as follows: (a) children with special needs, (b) children with siblings already in the Center, (c) children of staff members, and (d) all other children. At times, we also need to look at age when prioritizing children on the waiting list. Starved Rock Center reserves the right to take other factors into consideration also.
When we are notified of an opening, we will contact the next available family on the waiting list. Openings in the Center can be held for no longer than five days after notification of openings. If we do not hear from the family within that time, we will move onto the next family.