2021-2022 Before/After School Program

The Riverside Parks and Recreation is excited to offer a specialized before & after school program for your child in accordance with the District 96 schedule starting August 25th. This program offers both monthly and weekly enrollment options based on your supportive needs to extend the school day for your student. It will take place Monday through Friday for Ames, Blythe, Central, & Hollywood Schools in accordance with the District 96 schedule for grades K - 8 located at the school that students attend. Register as soon as possible, as availability is limited! This program will adhere to IDPH guidelines and is subject to change or cancellation based on safety protocols as enforced by the CDC and Public Safety. 


Registration for the Before/After School Program will begin on Monday, July 19th. We will be offering extended registration hours on Monday, July 19th from 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM and on Tuesday, July 20th from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
Enrollment in the Monthly program requires a $15 deposit per month that you are interested in. Once the $15 deposit has been paid, final payment is due in full by the 15th of the month prior. Enrollment in the Weekly program requires payment made in full by the Tuesday of the week prior, pending availability. After receiving your registration, Parks & Rec will send you forms that must be submitted prior to your child(ren’s) start date. This schedule is in adherence with D96 school attendance days.  

About the Program

We will plant a curiosity for learning, develop friendships, and strengthen skill sets. This program will provide students with a safe and comfortable  alternative that is a positive social and educational environment. Students will look forward to our program weekly!  The Riverside Parks and Recreation Before & After School Program combines recreational and educational enrichment opportunities for children at District 96 that emphasizes individual betterment.

Pillars of the Program

  • Academic Support
  • Safety
  • Recreational Opportunities
  • Social Engagement
Dates are in accordance with the District 96 calendar. 

Program Options

  • Before School Session 6:30 AM - 8:15 AM
  • After School Session 2:55 PM - 6:00 PM

Cabin Daze

  • Riverside Parks & Recreation offers full day options on most scheduled school days off for District 96. These days will be primarily be scheduled at the Scout Cabin, 417 Fairbank. Participants will move around throughout the day if possible and adventure to different parks and public spaces within the community. Registration information is available on WebTrac, find what is currently available by searching "School Days Off." 

Payment Information

Please contact the Parks & Recreation Department for more information about the payment process. 708-442-7025.