Join Skokie's Place for All Children in Extended Care (SPACE) for the 2020-21 School Year!
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). 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.

How to Register

Registration dates for SPACE 2020-21    

  • Priority Registration Date: May 18, 2020 – June 18, 2020 (Open ONLY to 2019-2020 S.P.A.C.E. current participants and their siblings.
  • Open Registration Date: June 18, 2020 (Open to all new Skokie resident
  • Registration is in person at the Oakton Community Center.  You may also email your completed and signed registration forms to Angie Sakellaris at  Online registration is not available at this time.
  • Registration closes for any available spots on Friday, August 14, 2020.  Any registration received after August 14 will be waitlisted. The waitlist will be opened at each school, depending on availability, starting September 1.  Any registration received throughout the school year are subject to a 4-week wait period and may only be processed if openings are available. 

Program Times

AM care: Begins at 7 a.m.
PM care: Ends at 6 p.m.

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.


AM Part-Time: $612/school year
AM Full-Time: $819/school year
PM Part-Time: $1,404/school year
PM Full-Time: $1,962/school year

  • A $35 non-refundable family registration fee is due at the time of registration
  • $50 Deposit per child for AM care, $75 Deposit per child for PM care
  • Fees can either be paid in full or a 9-month payment plan
  • 9 Monthly payments will begin 08/25/20-04/25/21
  • 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.)

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Current Classes

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Forms & Handbooks

The following are required registration forms as well as a parent handbook for the 2020-2021 school year.  Registration forms are fillable. Please contact Michael Van Den Bosch at (847) 929-7710 or with any questions.

Information Flier

Registration Packet

Parent Handbook

Meyer School SPACE Flier

Counselor-In-Training Flier

Counselor-In-Training Registration Packet

Current Classes