Expanded Learning 2022|23
  • Expanded Learning Childcare Programs 

    Registration will open on April 10, 2023 and we encourage you to register early as space is limited.

  • Program Description

    Each day when our schools are in session, our program focuses on academic, enrichment, and wellness activities to benefit the whole child. Whether it is before school, after school, on school days out for parent/teacher conferences or institute days, or early dismissals, Expanded Learning offers options to meet the needs of all of our families. Expanded Learning promotes and provides a safe, fun, and engaging environment by providing youth with homework help, a healthy snack, free play, and structured activities that explore culture, art, science, engineering, technology, music, dance, sports, and more! 

    We provide programming for youth in grades K-8 at our Family Resource Center. The Family Resource Center is designed with youth in mind and has a gym, playground, green space, and dedicated spaces for youth to learn, explore, and grow.  

    Staff

    The staff in our programs are individuals passionate about working with youth. Staff participates in training prior to the start of the school year to ensure safety and consistency. We believe in supporting all children as they develop skills in academic, as well as supporting their social, emotional, and behavioral growth. 


  • Program Options


  • Before School

    Location | Family Resource Center

    Times | 6:45 a.m. - 8:25 a.m. | Elementary Schools | Shuttles to Home School from FRC 

    Description | Doors open at 6:45 a.m. at the FRC and students may enter, grab a small breakfast snack, and make their way to their designated area. Each school will have its own area in order to minimize the mixing of students to the greatest extent possible. Students can eat their breakfast snack and participate in activities that rotate daily between gym, art, playground, or they can choose to read/work on homework. Students will then take a shuttle bus to their home school in time for arrival. 

    Safety Protocols | All safety rules and regulations will be followed based on the guidance from the EMSD63 Board of Education in congruence with other governing agencies. 

  • All individual rates are outlined in the program selection portion of the registration form. If you have questions, please contact our office at 847.827.4137.

     

  • After School

    Location | Family Resource Center

    Times | 2:25 p.m. - 6 p.m. | Elementary Schools | Shuttles from Home Schools to FRC 

    Description | Students will take a shuttle bus from their home school to the FRC each day. Upon arrival, students will be checked into the program and continue to their designated areas. After settling in for the afternoon, students will get their snack. Following snack time, students will have a recreation period, time for homework/reading, a structured activity, and end their day with free choice activities. In order to offer flexibility to our families, our programs are customizable to allow for 3- or 5-day weeks as well as pick up at 5 or 6 p.m. 

    Safety Protocols | All safety rules and regulations will be followed based on the guidance from the EMSD63 Board of Education in congruence with other governing agencies. 

     

    All registrations must be approved by the office.

  • Early Dismissal Days 

    Location | Family Resource Center

    Times | 10:55 a.m -5 p.m. for Elementary Schools, 11:25 a.m. - 5 p.m. for Gemini 

    Days |September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8, January 19, February 9, March 8, April 12, and May 10

    Description | Expanded Learning provides program opportunities for families to secure childcare during days when school lets out early or when there isn't school for students. All programs are outlined in the program selection portion of the registration form.

    Safety Protocols | All safety rules and regulations will be followed based on the guidance from the EMSD63 Board of Education in congruence with other governing agencies. 

     

  • To be eligible to attend Expanded Learning programs, all young people must be able to independently use the bathroom. We expect all youth and staff to contribute to a safe environment for all, with or without reasonable accommodation. Children are expected to function in a group setting in a positive and cooperative manner that displays kindness, acceptance, and respect for themselves and others.