Discover options with the DeKalb Park District for year-round support when your child is not in school! In-person learning? Remote learning? Hybrid? Scheduled day off school? Summer break? Whatever your needs are, the DeKalb Park District has your back and is your one stop shop for out-of-school day and time needs.
The DeKalb Park District has partnered with the Northern Illinois Food Bank to provide snacks and lunches to all children in our care. Whether you are in the Before & After School Program or the Out of School Care Program, your child is eligible for a snack and lunch. If you prefer, your child may bring their own lunch and snack.
We understand child care costs can be a concern as you manage your household budget. Our goal is to keep 5-day-a-week programs, on average, around $33 per day and half days around $24 per day. If you have specific pricing questions, please contact Recreation Office Coordinator, Wendy Hayes at (779) 777-7262 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need care on the days your child is not in school? Or are you opting out of in-person learning? We have you covered! Sign up for the 3-Day Out of School Care Program option and drop them off at the Sports and Recreation Center and we will handle the rest. Need care for 2 days or 1 day instead of 3? We can do that too! If you choose to opt-out of in-person learning, but still need care, sign up for our 5-day Out of School Care Program option.
Monday-Friday, 7 am - 6 pm at the Sports & Recreation Center, located at 1765 South 4th Street, your child (K-5th Grade) will experience a safe and fun place for individualized learning! We will provide time and space for learning, arts/crafts, and exercise. Please keep in mind, this is not camp, but it's also not school! Staff are not teachers, however, they are there to help whenever possible. This is a DCFS non-licensed facility and 4C program.
We will work with you to make sure your kids are prepared and provide transportation, to and from school. We will connect with your child's teacher to make sure they login on a daily basis and help them with their remote learning.
For information on 1 or 4 days per week, please contact Greg Bruggeman at email@example.com.
After registering, you will receive an email to complete medical & emergency contact information.
On a quest to keep your children occupied on scheduled days off school? Look no further! This exciting program includes indoor events, special guests, gym time, craft activities, and an afternoon snack. Whether you are in our Out of School Care Program or After School Program or neither, you can sign up for the Days Off School program. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing, closed toe shoes, and bring a sack lunch if you would like.
For 5 days a week, the fee is $33 per day or $165 per week. 4 days is $35 per day, 3 days is $37 per day, 2 days is $39 per day, and 1 day is $40.
February 10, 2021 (Teacher's Institute Day)
February 15, 2021 (President's Day)
March 22 - 26, 2021 (Spring Break)
April 2, 2021 (Spring Holiday)
Whether you are in Group A or Group B or opting out of in-person learning, we have the child care program for you. We know this can be confusing, so we are here to help!
If you are in Group A, sign up for Group A assigned to your school location and we will handle the rest; if you are in Group B, do the same thing for Group B to your child's school location. All you need to do is drop your child off at the Sports and Recreation Center and we will transport them to and from their school. It's that easy!
If you child takes the bus to school, no worries! We can pick them up after school and transport them the Sports and Recreation Center. Want care in the same school location, after school? We want to do that too, but it will depend on the demand. As soon as we have 3 kids enrolled in the program at the same school in the same Group, we will offer after school care at the school location. Until we meet that demand, after school care will remain at the Sports and Recreation Center, located at 1765 South 4th Street.
For either two-day option (Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday) the fee is $48 IDR/ $58 R.
No Out of School Care Program would be complete without summer camp! You can learn more about Camp Discover here.
If your child gets sent home from school, s/he is not permitted to attend Out-of-School Care programs.