Before & After School Care (COF)

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS PROGRAM.

About Our Program

Care is available 3, 4, or 5 days a week at the school your child attends. Dundee Township Park District does not provide transportation for Circle of Friends. This program is committed to providing a safe, supervised environment for families in need of extended child care. Staff organizes recreational activities along with time for homework and a snack.

AM Circle of Friends

Monday-Friday from 6:30 am until the start of school
AM Circle of Friends (Before School Care) is for children in kindergarten-grade 5. It is being offered at Liberty Elementary School ONLY. AM Circle of Friends is open to all children who attend Liberty Elementary.

  • Liberty Elementary: AM Program: 51229-LB

PM Circle of Friends

Monday-Friday from the time children get out of school until 6:00 pm
PM Circle of Friends (After School Care) is for children in kindergarten-grade 5 at the seven elementary schools listed below. It provides a safe, supervised environment where children may socialize, play or do homework.

  • Algonquin Lakes Elementary: PM Program: 51230-AL
  • Dundee Highlands Elementary: PM Program: 51230-DH
  • Eastview Elementary: PM Program: 51230-EV
  • Liberty Elementary: PM Program: 51230-LB
  • Neubert Elementary: PM Program: 51230-NE
  • Sleepy Hollow Elementary: PM Program: 51230-SH
  • Westfield Community School: PM Program: 51230-WE

2023-2024 Registration Information

OPEN REGISTRATION FOR 2023-2024 WILL BEGIN JUNE 1 AND END JULY 31.
Information regarding the process, fees, and registration forms is below.

Program Contact

Erin Weingart, Recreation Supervisor
Email: eweingart@dtpd.org
Phone: (847) 428-7131 x2205

FAQs

Registration Information

A monthly payment, plus a $40 nonrefundable registration fee per child/per school year, is required upon registration. All payments will be deducted electronically from your debit/credit card. Credit/Debit Form MUST be submitted with Registration Form or the registration will not be processed.

  • Any child that enrolls before the fifteenth of the month will be charged the full monthly fee.
  • Any child that enrolls after the fifteenth of the month will be charged 1/2 of the monthly fee.
  • Siblings receive a 10% discount.
  • 5% paid in full discount.
  • Billing is to be processed on the first business day of each month.
  • Refunds will be issued based on the fifteenth of the month rules as noted above.

2023-2024 Registration

Improperly submitted and/or early registrations will not be accepted. Please read below carefully.

  • Registration for all sites begins at 12:00 am on the morning of June 1 and will close on July 31 at 11:59 pm.
  • Enrollment is determined based on the order of email receipt by Dundee Township Park District.
  • Both the SIGNED Registration Form and the Credit/Debit Form are required in order to be considered for enrollment. Please be sure to complete the proper Credit/Debit form (AM or PM). If selecting AM & PM (Liberty only), both AM & PM Credit/Debit Forms must be completed.
  • Both forms must be emailed to COF@dtpd.org during the registration dates and times in order to be considered for enrollment. If the documents cannot be emailed, forms will be available at our recreation centers. Staff can scan the completed documents and email them on your behalf. Please note registration desk hours.
  • If a site reaches capacity, a waitlist will be formed.
  • Once processed, an email will be sent confirming enrollment or waitlist status. Please allow up to 48 hours for this email response. If enrolled, your first month’s payment will be processed.
  • Note: We will continue to accept registrations in August. However, if there is a spot available, the earliest care will be provided for August registrations will be September 1, 2023.
  • At this time, DTPD cannot accept Flexible Spending Account cards for payment.

 Parent Guide

2023-2024 School Year Fees

Payments from your credit/debit account will be divided equally over 10 months beginning at the time of registration through April. As a reminder, the fees are based on 175 school days divided equally.

AM Circle of Friends (Before School Care)

Monthly Fee Schedule (per child) 5 Days 4 Days 3 Days
At the Time of Registration* $159 $143 $121
August-April** $119/month $103/month $81/month

PM Circle of Friends (After School Care)

Monthly Fee Schedule (per child) 5 Days 4 Days 3 Days
At the Time of Registration* $327 $280 $230
August-April** $287/month $240/month $190/month

*Includes a $40 nonrefundable registration fee per child/per school year (The $40 registration fee is waived for AM registration if the child is enrolled in PM Circle of Friends.)
** Payments will be divided equally over 10 months beginning at the time of registration.
+This monthly payment is based on 175 school days divided by ten months. The fee remains the same each month.
++ Siblings receive a 10% discount. 5% paid in full discount.

Financial Assistance Available

The Corey Siers Memorial Scholarship provides financial assistance for participation in the Before/After School Care program. The scholarship is intended to benefit residents in temporary financial need. Applications are available online and at both the Rakow Center and Randall Oaks Recreation Center.

Scholarship Application


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