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Childcare Discount Membership

NEW for 2020, the Park District of Oak Park is offering a tiered discount for specific childcare programs to Oak Park residents with dependent children entering kindergarten through age 14. The tiered pricing would only apply to full day summer camps (8am-3pm or longer), Passport School’s Out program, and the Clubhouse afterschool program. Before and after camp care will be eligible for the discount program as part of a summer camp registration. Eligible children will receive program cost reductions between 25% - 55%. To be eligible, the combined household adjusted gross income must be $100,000 or less.

*Application approval must be completed PRIOR to registration. Discounts will not be retroactively applied to prior registrations.


This new program is separate from the PDOP Scholarship Program. Applicants may choose to apply for the Park District Scholarship Program, the Childcare Discount Membership, or both. All forms must be completed by an adult age 18 or older.


Eligible individuals and families must satisfy the following criteria:

  1. Proof of Oak Park Residency
  2. Proof of dependancy for children age Kindergarten - 14.
  3. Proof of eligibility includes the first page of the applicant's most recent 1040 tax form. Qualifying households must have a combined household adjusted gross income of $100,000 or less.


Applications for the 2020 calendar year are now being accepted but can also be completed ONLINE. Approvals for the 2020 Childcare Discount Membership will begin in early January 2020. You can turn in your completed application or pick one up at Ridgeland Common Recreation Complex, 415 Lake St. or the Gymnastics and Recreation Center, 21 Lake St. Notifications of approval will be made via email. Depending on the season, scholarship applications may take up to 10 business days for notification. Funds are available on a first come, first served basis until all funding has been issued. 

All applications along with supporting eligibility documents can be accepted anytime during open customer service hours.


Our customer service department is available to answer your scholarship questions as well as any registration questions. They can be reached at (708) 725-2000 during open business hours. You may also email with any questions you may have regarding the program.

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