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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 7–8:45 a.m. and afternoons 3–6 p.m. (times vary). Fees include an afternoon snack and provide recreational and educational activities in a safe and nurturing environment. Skokie Park District staff oversee a wide variety of activities including enrichment classes, active games, arts & crafts, music, story time, homework time, outdoor play and more. The SPACE program also provides special event and theme days, family events, and the option to bring breakfast to the morning program. 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

Registration for the 2021-2022 school year:
May 17, 8:30A: Priority registration begins for families currently enrolled in the SPACE program.
June 14: Open registration begins for new families.
August 6: Registration is closed for the 2021/22 school year. Only waitlist registrations are accepted on/after August 6.
September 13: Registration re-opens only for schools with open availability.

To register pick up paper forms at the Oakton Community Center, 4701 Oakton OR complete the fillable pdfs here:
Click here for Elizabeth Meyer
Click here for all other SPACE sites

SPACE Enrollment Options

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

SPACE Fees

  Part-time (2–3 days/week) Full-time (4–5 days/week)
Before School
(beginning at 7A)
$612/school year $819/school year
After School
(ending at 6P)
$1,404/school year $1,962/school year
  • A $35 non-refundable family registration fee is due at the time of registration
  • The $50 deposit per child for AM care and the $75 deposit per child for PM care are due at the time of registration.
  • Monthly fees may be paid in full or on a 9-month payment plan.
  • 9 Monthly payments will begin 8/25/21 and end 4/25/22
  • 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 Aryn Fletcher at abfletcher@skokieparks.org

Current Classes

Current Classes

Forms & Handbooks

The following are required registration forms as well as a parent handbook for the 2021-2022 school year.  Please contact Aryn Fletcher at (847) 929-7742 or abfletcher@skokieparks.org with any questions.

Parent Handbook 2021-22

Information Form, Emergency Contact Information and Medication Waiver

Current Classes

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