Elm Tree Christian Child Care
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me.” — Matthew 19:14a
Welcome! Elm Tree Christian Child Care is licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Our program operates year-round 6:45 am -6:00 pm, Monday-Friday for ages 3 - 5 years. We offer part-time and full-time enrollment in our preschool programs for three year-olds and Pre-Kindergarten. We also offer early morning and late afternoon day care services for enrolled children.
Established in 1975, Elm Tree Child Care believes in offering unique, affordable, high quality care for children within a spiritual environment. Our committed, well-trained, and fully qualified staff is ready to assist in your child’s physical, emotional, social, and cognitive growth. We welcome all families regardless of race, religion, gender, and socioeconomic status.
For more information, email Sarah Friel, Director, at or call us at (630) 832-0420. You are always welcome to visit our center during normal operating hours.
About Our Director
Ms. Sarah Friel is the Director of Elm Tree Christian Child Care.
She has been at St. Paul since March of 2014. Before coming to St. Paul, Ms. Sarah was a classroom teacher and acting director at an early childhood center for over 8 years.
In Sarah's spare time she enjoys reading, road trips and sporting events. Sarah has been a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan for as long as she can remember – Go Cubs Go!
Ms. Sarah graduated from Kendall College in 2015 with a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Administration with a minor in Small Business Management. From a very young age, Ms. Sarah dreamed of working with children. Now that dream is a reality!