Join Skokie's Place for All Children in Extended Care (SPACE)

This recreational program is offered through the Skokie Park District for children K–5, in cooperation with School Districts 68, 69, 72, 73, and 73.5.

About the Program

Designed to serve the needs of working parents in the Skokie community, SPACE programs are held in Skokie school facilities and offer before- and after-school recreational programs. Care is available during the school year, Monday through Friday, mornings starting at 7 a.m.–the start of school, and afternoons from school end–6 p.m. (times vary based on school district). Fees include an afternoon snack and recreational and educational activities in a safe and nurturing environment. Skokie Park District staff oversee a wide variety of activities including homework help, active games, arts & crafts, outdoor play and more. Our goal is to promote social interaction, independence, self-esteem, creativity, and problem-solving skills among all children. The Skokie Park District Staff is committed to building a cooperative and supportive relationship with each family.

Registration Information 2022-23

Registration has closed for the 2022-23 school year. Only waitlist registrations will be accepted now. Families will only be contacted as spots open.

Join the waitlist for Elizabeth Meyer SPACE

Join the waitlist for SPACE

If you have any questions, please email Serena Tyler at

Registration Information 2023-24

Elizabeth Meyer Extended Preschool Registration opens March 6. Email Serena at for a link to the online form. 
The Skokie Park District offers on-site Extended Preschool SPACE programs at Elizabeth Meyer School. Children must be enrolled in Preschool at Elizabeth Meyer before enrolling in the Skokie Park District’s Extended Preschool SPACE program.

SPACE Registration

May 1: Priority Registration begins for families registered for 2022-2023 school year.

June 5: Open Registration begins for new families.

August 3: Registration closes for the 2023-24 school year. Only waitlist registrations will be accepted on/after August 4. Families will be contacted as spots open based on school site..

SPACE Enrollment Options

Full-Time: 4–5 days a week, with AM only, PM only, or AM & PM options
Part-Time: Select up to 3 days a week to attend.  AM only, PM only, or AM & PM options. Days must stay consistent.

New SPACE Fees for the 2023–24 school year

  Part-time (1–3 days/week) Full-time (4–5 days/week)
Before School
(beginning at 7 a.m.)
$630/school year
$599 (paid in full discount)
$843/school year
$801 (paid in full discount)
After School
(ending at 6 p.m.)

$1,446/school year
$1,374 (paid in full discount)

$2,020/school year
$1,919 (paid in full discount)

Extended Preschool
AM: 8:30 a.m. to noon
PM: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  $2,280/school year
$2,166 (paid in full discount)
  • A $35 non-refundable family registration fee is due at the time of registration
  • Monthly fees may be paid in full or on a 9-month payment plan.
  • 9 monthly payments will be billed on the 25th of each month, beginning August 25, 2023 and concluding on April 25, 2024.
  • Pay in full at the time of registration and receive a 5% discount of program fees!
  • Fees do not include days when school is not in session (holidays, institute days, etc.)

info-icon2 Serena Tyler at

See below for a parent handbook for the 2022-2023 school year. Please contact Serena Tyler at (847) 929-7741 or with any questions.

Parent Handbook 2022-23

To change your current enrollment days in SPACE fill out the form here.


Parent Orientation

Informational orientation packets are listed below by school district. Any unanswered questions can be emailed to Serena at 

District 68
District 69
District 72
District: 73
District 73.5

Current Classes