Before & After School Experience


Our B.A.S.E Motto

We believe after-school programs can help ensure a brighter future for children. We believe in the health and safety of children, and provide a safe haven during critical non-school hours. We believe that after-school programs make a difference in every child's life. We believe in creativity, imagination and the power of play. We believe that every child is an individual and should be treated as such. 

Our Staff

Our Camp counselors are First Aid, CPR, customer service and behavior management trained. The North Berwyn Park District conducts background checks on all staff.

B.A.S.E Discounts

When registering two or more children in our B.A.S.E program, second registrant qualifies for 10% discount in the same transaction.

About the Before & After School Experience

The Before and After School Program provides the perfect combination of recreational and educational activities for a well-balanced out-of-school experience. Children end each day excited about the broad range of engaging hands-on activities that allow them to develop their interests and skills, as well as having the opportunity to spend time on homework so that they can enjoy more quality time at home.

The program features:

  • Trained and Qualified Staff
  • Tutorial Advantages
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Interaction with Other Children
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Special Theme Activities
  • Afternoon Snack
  • Structured and Loose Play Environment
  • Quiet Free Time

What Do I Need?

Completed enrollment forms are required prior to the date the child enters the program:

  1. Waiver, Release of All Claims and Hold Harmless Agreement
  2. Emergency Information Form with Departure Times
  3. Blank Permission Slip for Walking Field Trips
  4. Behavior Standards & Contracts Form
  5. Medical Dispensing Information

The B.A.S.E program is in session Monday-Friday (according to Berwyn North School District 98's school calendar). The Before School Experience begins promptly at 7:00 am and ends once all the children have been transported to their respective schools for the beginning of the school day.
The After School Experience begins with the dismissal of the children from their respective schools and ends promptly at 6:00 pm. The B.A.S.E program is not in session on Legal holidays. Children participating in the B.A.S.E Program must be enrolled in Berwyn North School District 98 Schools.

Before School Experience

Children will be transported from Prairie Oak School to their respective schools in Berwyn North School District 98. It is necessary for the parent or guardian to sign their child(ren) into the program unless otherwise indicated.

Ages: Currently enrolled in K-8th grade
Day:  Monday-Friday
Date: 8/24/17-5/31/18
Time: 7:00-8:15 am
Location: Prairie Oak School Gymnasium
Fee: $20/5 days
Code: 224301A-Z    
Min: 15

After School Experience 

Children will be transported from their respective schools in Berwyn North School District 98 to our Community Center. An afternoon snack will be provided. It is necessary for the parent or guardian to sign their child(ren) out of the program unless otherwise indicated.

Ages: Currently enrolled in K-8th grade
Date: 8/24/17-5/31/18
Time: 3:00-6:00 pm
Location: Community Center
Fee: $50/5 days
Code: 224302,224303,224304, 224305A-Z    
Min: 15

When School's Out We're In!

You have a day off from school, but nothing to do? Join us for an exciting day of fun with familiar friends! The day will consist of sports, crafts, games, and maybe a movie. All outdoor activities are weather permitting. 
* Make sure you bring a lunch each day. Days off are in accordance with Berwyn North School District 98’s school calendar. The When School's Out We Are In program is not in session on Legal holidays. 

Ages: Currently enrolled in K-8th grade
Day:  See Below
Date: See Below
Time: 7:00 am-6:00 pm
Location: Community Center
Fee: $25 per day
Min: 10

Code: 224306A        Day: Monday            Date: 10/9/17     
Code: 224306B        Day: Tuesday           Date: 11/21/17
Code: 221306A        Day: Monday            Date: 1/15/18 
Code: 224306C        Day: Wednesday      Date: 11/22/17
Code: 221306B        Day: Monday            Date: 2/19/18 
Code: 221306C        Day: Tuesday           Date: 2/20/18
Code: 221306D        Day: Tuesday           Date: 3/20/18   

1. You may qualify for assistance from the Department of Human Services for Child Care! 1) Who is eligible for child care assistance from the state?

• Low-income working families
• TANF clients in education, training, or other work-related activities approved by their caseworkers
• Teen parents (under age 20) in elementary or high school, or a GED program• Low income families who are in school or training and are not receiving TANF cash assistance. (Must work at least 10 hours per week if they are in a college degree program.) Occupational vocational training, GED, ABE, ESL, and other below post-secondary education programs do not have a work requirement for the first 24 months. High school does not have a work requirement.2) 

2. What does “low income” mean?
Your family’s countable income must be below the following guidelines
Income Must Be Below:
• Family Size: 2 - $2,334
• Family Size: 3 - $2,934
• Family Size: 4 - $3,534
• Family Size: 5 - $4,134
• Family Size: 6 - $4,734
• Family Size: 7 - $5,334
• Family Size: 8 - $5,934

To determine your countable income, the gross wages paid by an employer are added to your other income (such as any government benefits, child support you receive, or self employment income.) Any child support you pay is subtracted from your income. 

3. Must I be the child’s parent to qualify for the program?
No. A child’s legal guardian or other relatives caring for the child are also eligible and should fill out an application form. Foster parents can receive child care assistance from the Department of Children and Family Services. 

4. How old can the child be?
All children under age 13 are eligible. Children 13 or older are eligible if they are under court supervision or have written documentation from a medical provider stating that they are physically or mentally incapable of caring for themselves. If you think you may qualify please ask for an application, or if you have any additional questions call Inara Canino @ 708/749-4900 x18.

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North Berwyn Park District 

Community Center
Address: 1619 Wesley Avenue
Berwyn, IL 60402
Phone: (708) 749-4900
Fax: (708) 749-4966

Monday - Friday: 8:30 am – 8:00 pm 
Saturday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

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