Before & After School Care

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS (COF)

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS PROGRAM.

About Our Program

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.

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. 

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

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
  • Dundee Highlands Elementary: PM Program
  • Eastview Elementary: PM Program
  • Liberty Elementary: PM Program
  • Neubert Elementary: PM Program
  • Sleepy Hollow Elementary: PM Program
  • Westfield Community School: PM Program

Program Contacts

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

Megan Santos, Recreation Supervisor - Daily Operations
Email: msantos@dtpd.org
Phone: (847) 428-7131 x1205

FAQs

2024-2025 Registration

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS PROGRAM. Improperly submitted and/or early registrations will not be accepted. Please read below carefully.

  • Registration (new and returning) must be completed each school year.
  • Registration for all sites begins at 12:00 am on the morning of June 3 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.
  • In order to be considered for enrollment the following must be
    emailed to COF@dtpd.org
    • SIGNED Registration Form
    • SIGNED Credit/Debit Form AM or PM or both AM & PM-for Liberty only

Note: If the forms cannot be emailed, please pick up the forms starting May 1, 2024 from
either of our recreation centers. Our staff is available to scan the completed forms during the open registration time period on your behalf. Please note registration desk hours.

  •  If a site reaches capacity, a waitlist will be formed.
  • Once registration is processed, an email will be sent confirming enrollment or waitlist status. Please allow up to 48 hours for this email response. If enrolled, your August payment will be processed.
  • Note: We will continue to accept registrations in August. However, if a spot is available, the earliest care will be provided for August registrations will be September 3, 2024.
  • At this time, DTPD cannot accept Flexible Spending Account cards for payment. Additional fees apply for absences without Before and After Care notice, late pick up, and past due accounts. See the Circle of Friends Parent Guide for details.

2024-2025 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. Registration fee $40/participant, one time fee for AM & PM registration.

PM Circle of Friends (After School Care)

5 Days 4 Days 3 Days
Monthly Fee $296/m $248/m $196/m
Pay in Full (5% Savings) $2,812 $2,356 $1,862
Sibling Discount Fee (10% Monthly) $266.40/m $223.20/m $176.40/m
Sibling & Pay in Full - 10 Months $2530.80 $2,120.40 $1,675.80

AM Circle of Friends (Before School Care)

Including Late Starts 5 Days 4 Days 3 Days
Monthly Fee $123/m $107/m $84/m
Pay in Full (5% Savings) $1,186.50 $1,016.50 $768
Sibling Discount Fee (10% Monthly) $110.70/m $96.30/m $75.60/m
Sibling & Pay in Full - 10 Months $1,051.65 $914.85 $718.20

+ Save 5% when paying in full

++ Siblings receive a 10% discount. 5% paid in full discount.

Forms

 Parent Guide

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 below and at both the Rakow Center and Randall Oaks Recreation Center. Application and supporting documents can be submitted with your Circle of Friends application.

Scholarship Application

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS PROGRAM.

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