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.

SPACE Program 2024-25 Info Night

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 7–8 p.m.
Click here to Zoom that night: Password: 998283
Whether you are a returning SPACE family or new to the program please join us for our SPACE Program 2024-25 Info Night. We will discuss the overview of the SPACE Program, registration dates to know, how to register and more!

Can't make it? The recording will be posted on this page on April 18. 

SPACE Registration 2024-25 

Please note a new application is required for each new school year.

April 1, 2024 – Elizabeth Meyer Extended Preschool Registration is now open. Please email Serena at for the registration link.

May 6, 2024 – Current SPACE families will be emailed a registration link to their email on file.

June 3, 2024 – A SPACE link will be posted here for all families to access.
Thank you for your patience as our registration team reviews your application. Once a registration is complete you will receive a receipt from 

August 1,2024 – SPACE Registration closes for the 2024-25 school year and only waitlist applications will be accepted. No new registrations will be made until late September.

SPACE Registration 2023-24

We are accepting waitlist applications only! Click here to add your name to the waitlist. Families will be contacted as spots become available 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.

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
$846/school year
After School
(ending at 6 p.m.)

$1,449/school year

$2,016/school year

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

  $2,277/school year
  • 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 2023-2024 school year. Please contact Serena Tyler at (847) 929-7741 or with any questions.

Parent Handbook 2023-24

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


Parent Orientation

View 'Goodbye Summer, Hello SPACE' here

For site specific questions, reporting absences, and pick up, please contact:

Devonshire SPACE
(312) 852-6016 or

East Prairie SPACE
(312) 785-3237 or

Edison SPACE
(312) 953-9661 or

Fairview SPACE
(312) 874-1019 or

Highland SPACE
(312) 874-0677 or

Madison SPACE
(312) 825-2176 or 

(312) 860-6574 or

Middleton SPACE
(312) 982-1487 or

Stenson SPACE
(312) 961-8706 or

For more information, contact Serena Tyler at


Click here to view and register for 'School's Out Fun' programming.

For more information, email Nate Bibat or call him at (847) 674-1500, ext. 2720.



No Current Classes