School Age Program
The School Age program meets the needs of 118 children ages 5-12 years old who attend local public schools. At our West Town location, teachers from Onward House pick children up from both Mitchell and Talcott schools. At our Belmont Cragin location, teachers pick up children from Schubert.
The School Age Program is a state subsidized program that provides children opportunities that foster independence, positive language skills, teach social and team building skills as well as expose children to a variety of activities that promote creativity as well as improve academic skills. Weekly activities include cooking, arts and crafts, computer literacy and sports. Children also attend field trips on a regular basis which include trips to museums, zoos, roller skating, bowling and water parks.
Fees operate on a sliding scale.
Hours of operation: 1:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on school days; 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on holidays and school breaks.
- Students must be at least 5 years old and enrolled in kindergarten and no older than 12 years old;
- Proof of Income and a Child's birth certificate or Social Security card;
- Medical exam.
For more information about eligibility and enrollment procedures, contact Donna Webb at (312) 666-6726 or firstname.lastname@example.org