Our program strives to encourage children in K to 5th grade to laugh, make friends, and be active every day.

With busy schedules in mind, hybrid school schedules, and E-Learning options, our program offers flexible scheduling for before and after school providing peace of mind for parents and experience, kids won’t forget!

General Information:

  • The Before & After School Program is available for all District 33 School and ONLY Norton Creek Elementary School in District 303.

  • With a flexible schedule, pay for only the days you wish to attend. Registration is required by the 20th of the month prior to each desired month of care.

  • Registration is available year-round as space permits.

  • Scholarship rates are available for qualifying families. Click here for more information on scholarships.

  • ​The Before & After School Program will begin on January 26th resume on April 13th and follow School District 33’s proposed school calendar.

  • Registration fee must be paid no later than 5:00pm on Wednesday, January 6th to begin attendance on the January 26th.

  • Registration fees can be paid online or in-person at the ARC Center. Upon receiving registration fee, a member of our team will contact you within 24 business hours to confirm needed care and schedule.

  • Fees are based on current school schedule, and are subject to change.

  • Bussing information is to be determined and subject to change based on regulations surrounding COVID-19.


Ben Nelson, Recreation Supervisor or 630.231.9474.

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District 303 - Norton Creek ONLY

  •  Please contact Ben Nelson, Recreation Coordinator at if you are interested in the Before School Program.

  • The Before & After School Program will follow School District 303's proposed school calendar.

  • Registration fees can be paid online or in-person at the ARC Center. 

  • Fees are based on current school schedule, and are subject to change.

Emergency Pass:

The Emergency Pass is a great option if you’re ever in a bind. Emergency Passes are valid for the current school year, but usage is dependent on program capacity limits. The Emergency Pass is only available for children who attend Norton Creek Elementary School. All Emergency Pass users must pay a one-time $10 program registration fee (code: 902100), request approval from the Recreation Supervisor through email by 11:30am the day of for After School Care, and by 2:00pm the day prior for Before School Care.

Fee: $20 for 1 or $100 for 5

COVID-19 Procedures:

The health and safety of West Chicago Park District participants and staff is our top priority. We will be following a combination of guidelines from School Districts 303 & 33, Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), as they apply to schools and childcare, with these modifications: 

  • Face coverings required unless eating or outside with proper distancing.

  • Follow physical distancing guidelines of 6 feet, as appropriate.

  • Minimize shared supplies, toys, and equipment.

  • Frequent hand washing and/or hand sanitizing.

  • Park District staff will be self-administering Wellness Checks following protocols prior to every shift.

  • Regular and frequent cleaning and disinfecting of supplies, equipment, and physical spaces.

  • Zero-tolerance behavior policy see Parent Handbook.

  • One authorized pick-up person must be available ASAP if your child becomes ill during program time.

  • Parents, guardians, or other authorized individuals should pick up ill students within a reasonable amount of time.

Registration Information:

  • Registration fees can be paid online or in-person at the ARC Center


Step I: Register and pay the $10.00 Program Registration Fee

  • D303 – Code: 902100

  • D33 – Code: 902101 

​Step II: Register for the program/s of your choice.

  • D303 – Register using codes 902002 (Before School) and 902003 (After School)

  • D33 –– A member of our team will be in contact with you within 24 business hours to confirm needed care and schedules. Register using codes 902001 (Before School) and 902000 (After School)

Step III: Parents will receive an email with a link to our new “Camp Docs” electronic participant documents. Documents MUST be completed at least two days prior to your child’s start date. Participants will not be considered registered and will be unable to participate until forms are completed. WCPD staff will review all completed paperwork to ensure they are complete and contact parents is any additional information is necessary.