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Clubhouse Afterschool Program

Update for 2020-2021 School Year
For Grades K-6


The Park District is committed to working with School District 97 to provide quality all-day childcare for parents for the first session of the school year while remote learning is in place.

There will be two school sites where the Park District will provide childcare, including Whittier School and Lincoln School. Participants at each childcare location will engage in D97 online learning while in the program.  Each student must bring their D97 device and headphones each day along with their lunch. Outdoor activities, games and crafts will be part of the childcare experience also. Scholarships and childcare discounts are available to families that qualify.

IMPORTANT: D97 will cover the daily clubhouse program fee, from 7:45am to 3:00pm, for any D97 student who receives a free or reduced lunch for at least Trimester 1. D97 will not cover the program cost from 3pm to 6pm. The district will determine additional fee coverage once plans are determined for the remainder of the school year. More details are provided at point of online registration.

Here is what we know currently:

  • Priority registration for those originally registered in the Clubhouse program began at 8:30am on Saturday, August 1.
  • Registration opened to all Oak Park residents beginning Tuesday, August 4 at 8:30am.
  • The Park District will try to group children by age and school.
  • There will be two options, either 7:45am to 3pm or 7:45am to 6pm.
  • The program will service children in Kindergarten through 6th grade.
  • The cost per day for the 7:45am to 3pm program is $30 or $600 per month. The cost per day for the 7:45am to 6pm program is $45 or $900 per month. Registrants will pay monthly for this program similar to the original Clubhouse program.
  • Registration will only be taken online.
  • We are following federal, state and local recommendations regarding Covid-19.  The guidelines for employees and children include: Staying home if you feel or are sick; Wearing a face covering;  Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth; Washing hands upon entry and frequently throughout the day; Maintaining 6ft distancing whenever possible

Contact Joe Lilly at or 708.725.2102 for more information.

About Clubhouse Afterschool Program

FinalSchool’s out, it’s time for fun! During The Clubhouse, children participate in a variety of structured and unstructured activities. Indoor and outdoor learning experiences feature fun recreational activities, such as group games and sporting activities, as well as time to relax, read, do homework and participate in quiet activities such as arts & crafts and table games. An after school snack will be provided each day.

The Clubhouse follows the District 97 calendar and meets on half days.  Full Days off of school are not included in the Clubhouse registration. If you are looking for child-care on those days, please sign up for our Passport to Adventure: School's Out Trips. 
Only Oak Park residents are eligible for this program. Students who attend other Oak Park schools are welcome to participate, but must secure their own transportation to the program site.

  • Carroll Center serves Lincoln School
  • Longfellow Center serves Longfellow School
  • Barrie Center serves Irving School
  • Dole Center serves Whittier School
  • Fox Center serves overflow Lincoln & Longfellow School Students
  • Andersen Center serves Beye & Hatch School Students
  • Austin Gardens serves Holmes Students
  • Field Serves Horace Mann Students

Program Days/Times: M, Tu, Th, F: 3-6pm &  W: 2-6pm

Tuition is $3,024 for the 2020-2021 school year, and a monthly payment plan of $336 per month is available. New participants may claim their spot for the 2020-2021 school year with a $50 non-refundable registration fee and first month's payment. If the program is full, you may sign up for our waitlist free of charge.

View the 2019-2020 Parent Manual

Parent Satisfactionchild

In January of 2019 an end of the year Clubhouse survey was emailed to all current Clubhouse households. Of the surveys that were completed:

  • 100% of the parents/guardians agreed or strongly agreed that the Clubhouse program was a safe place for their child to go after school.
  • 98%The parents/guardians agreed or strongly agreed that the Clubhouse program was a fun place for their child to go after school.
  • 97% of the parents/guardians agreed or strongly agreed that they would recommend the Clubhouse 


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