Our program strives to encourage children in K - 5th grade to laugh, make friends, and be active every day.
With busy schedules in mind, our program offers flexible scheduling for before and after school providing peace of mind for parents and an 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.


West Chicago Elementary School District 33 has received a grant to provide free childcare programming beginning mid-October. Due to this, the West Chicago Park District will be suspending the Before & After School program for School District 33 effective Monday, November 1st.


All future registrations for the Before & After School Program will be cancelled and a receipt will be emailed to the email address on file. If your child(ren) will have a change in their schedule prior to October 29th, please contact us to communicate this change.


We look forward to continuing to serve you and your child(ren) through our Days Off School Club, Summer Camp, and other recreation programming. Questions regarding District 33’s childcare programming can be directed to your child(ren)’s school office.

  • ​The Before & After School Program will  follow School District 33’s proposed school calendar.

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

  • 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

  • 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.

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: 902100-01

  • D33 – Code: 902011-01

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

  • D303 - Register using codes 902010-02 (Before School) and 902010-03 (After School)

  • D33 - Register using codes 902011-02 (Before School) and 902011-02 (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.