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Kim Rabe's Child Day Care Home


Address:  504 Union Street - PO Box 38; Crescent City, IL 60928-0038

Home/Business:  (815) 683-2613

Fax:  (815) 683-2516



Mrs. Rabe's Background

    Kim Rabe has been in the childcare business since 1990, following 15-1/2 years at the Times-Republic/Illiana Spirit in Watseka.  Her husband, Donnie, is employed at Pride Metals, Watseka, and they have been married since 1976.  Mr. and Mrs. Rabe have two grown sons, Jeremiah and Jesse, and one son still at home, Hans, 15.






5 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (but will take children earlier in the morning)

I will NOT provide evening or weekend childcare.

I am NOT available for New Year's Eve Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve day or Christmas.

Whenever I take vacation or personal days, I will give as much notice as possible.  Also, there may be days when I will require children to be picked up earlier than usual and, again, I will try to give as much notice as possible.  It is your responsibility to provide other arrangements for children if you are not able to meet the schedule changes.

LATE FEE NOTE:  I didn't use to charge this, but about a year ago I began to strictly enforce the 5:30 p.m. pick-up time.  Failure to pick your child(ren) up by 5:30 p.m. will result in a $10 late fee after 5:30 p.m. and a $15 late charge for each 15 minutes thereafter.  My 12-1/2 hour day is long enough so I expect children to be picked up on time.  My family has a lot of activities we enjoy and I no longer allow my business to interfere with those activities. 



Scheduled Days Off:

Good Friday     Memorial Day      Fourth of July  

Labor Day          Personal Days    

Thanksgiving      Christmas                 New Year's  


    Full-time is 25 hours or more per week, part-time is 24 hours and less.  The minimum fee is $1 per day per child.

    Full-time:  $55 per week for one child.  $90 per week for two.  This "salary" rate stays the same each week, regardless of the number of hours your child(ren) is/are here.  This rate includes the personal, vacation, and holiday pay but it also covers any overtime, early-dismissal and most non-attendance days of school.

    Part-time:  The hourly rate is $1.75 per hour for one child, $2.25 per hour for two, and $2.75 per hour for three.

   School Children:  For children who are here before and/or after school, the rate is $22.50 per week, which covers all early-dismissal and non-school days.  However, this is only for a "regular" school week; when you child is here for a full week, such as Christmas break, the full time rate of $55 is in effect.




* For a full copy of Mrs. Rabe's transcript and policies, please contact her at the phone number listed above.