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 69, 72, 73, 73.5, and now District 68.

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). The low program fees include a nutritious snack every afternoon and provide recreational and educational activities in a safe and nurturing environment. Exceptional 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, walking field trips, 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 & Payment
Register in person at the Oakton Community Center. A nonrefundable registration fee and a security deposit are required to secure a space for fall. Parents and guardians are required to sign a “SPACE Payment Agreement Form.” Tuition is paid over a nine-month period beginning in August. Pay in full at the time of registration and receive a 5% discount on the prices listed.

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Current Classes

Current Classes

Forms & Handbooks

The following are required registration forms and medication waivers, as well as a parent handbook for all S.P.A.C.E. parents.

Please note that Elizabeth Meyer School S.P.A.C.E. participants require a separate registration form.

Information Form
Registration Form for School Districts 68, 69, 72, 73 and Middleton
Registration Form for Elizabeth Meyer School 
Parent Handbook
Medication Waiver


Current Classes