connecting kids with fun, active activities before & after school

REGISTRATION CURRENTLY UNDERWAY FOR THE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR!

The Link is a program from the Downers Grove Park District that provides students fun and engaging enrichment activities including nature, fitness, arts and crafts, science and cultural arts. Children in grades K-6 will enjoy supervised age-based activities before and/or after school in addition to daily homework time and a healthy snack.

The Downers Grove Park District will not only provide safe transportation between participating District 58 schools and the Lincoln Center, but also will connect participants to specific programs offered throughout the district!

The Link is held in a newly remodeled wing of the Lincoln Center located at 935 Maple Ave. in Downers Grove.


Flexible Options

Full-Time: Five days per week, with AM only, PM only or AM & PM options.
Part-Time: Select three or four days per week, with AM only, PM only or AM & PM options.


2018-19 Fees

NO. OF DAYS AM OPTION ONLY PM OPTION ONLY BOTH AM & PM OPTIONS
3 Days $98 per month $188 per month $263 per month
4 Days $119 per month $232 per month $330 per month
5 Days $129 per month $273 per month $381 per month

10% Multi-child discount


How to Register

  • All students in Kindergarten through 6th grade are eligible for enrollment in The Link Before & After School Program.
  • Registration is ongoing, in person at the Lincoln Center (935 Maple Ave.). Online, phone and fax registration are not available.
  • All registration forms must be completed and required fees must be paid to register.
  • Registration for part-time enrollment must maintain consistent days. Any changes in enrollment must be approved pending availability.


New Families

  • A $50 fee is required at time of registration in addition to the first payment.
  • Remaining fees for the Link are divided into 9 equal monthly payments and are billed September to April.
  • Tuition may be paid in full at the time of registration.


Returning Families

  • A $50 fee is required at time of registration.
  • The first payment will be charged in May.
  • Remaining fees for the Link are divided into 9 equal monthly payments and are billed September to April.
  • Tuition may be paid in full at the time of registration.


Transportation 2018/2019

The following schools will be served by Park District transportation:

  • Fairmount AM & PM
  • Henry Puffer PM
  • Hillcrest PM, AM-Pending
  • Kingsley AM & PM
  • Lester AM & PM
  • Pierce Downer PM

District 58 schools not listed are encouraged to register and transportation will be evaluated if registration becomes available at additional schools


LINK DAY OFF ADVENTURES

Children ages 5 to 12 can spend the day off from school with friends playing a variety of games and enjoying activities and crafts. The day may include a field trip or in-house entertainment. Remember to bring a sack lunch. Registration is required at least one week in advance.

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- A $50 fee is required at time of registration in addition to the first payment.

- Remaining fees for the Link are divided into 9 equal monthly payments and are billed September to April.

- Tuition may be paid in full at the time of registration.