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Kid’s Connection – Before & After School Care

The Oswegoland Park District, in partnership with SD308, is pleased to provide the Kid’s Connection before and after-school program for children in grades Kindergarten through 5th Grade.

  • For Kindergarten – 5th Grade
  • Available Monday-Friday from 6:30am until 6:15pm
  • Available in select SD308 Elementary Schools
  • Before and After-School options available
  • Attend 1-5 Days Per Week

View the Kid’s Connection Handbook

Daily Fees

  • AM or PM Fee: $26/Day
  • AM & PM Fee: $30/Day

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2022-2023 School Year Locations

Transportation can be arranged through the SD308 Transportation Department for children whose school of attendance differs from their Kid’s Connection site.

School Child Attends Kid’s Connection Site
Boulder Hill – limited availability Old Post – limited availability
Churchill – site full* Churchill – site full*
Fox Chase – site full* Fox Chase – site full*
Grande Park Wolf’s Crossing
Homestead – site full* Homestead – site full*
Hunt Club Hunt Club
Lakewood Creek – site full* Fox Chase – site full*
Longbeach – limited availability  Old Post – limited availability 
Old Post – limited availability  Old Post – limited availability 
Prairie Point – site full* Prairie Point – site full*
Southbury – limited availability  Southbury – limited availability 
The Wheatlands – site full* Homestead – site full*
Wolf’s Crossing Wolf’s Crossing

*We are no longer accepting registration at these sites. Both before & after school care is full.

Registration & Adjustments

2023-24 School Year Registration

Registration for current participants begins April 17, 2023
Registration opens to everyone on May 1, 2023

Please contact our Registration Coordinator, Sarah Connolly, at 630.554.4064 or for registration availability.

  • $75 Registration Fee (per child)
  • AM or PM Fee: $26/Day
  • AM & PM Fee: $30/Day

The first payment is due on or before August 1. Subsequent payments are due on the first day of the month, September through May.

View the Kid’s Connection Before and After School Registration Information

ePACT is an online emergency network, where you can securely add, manage, and share your child’s key health and emergency contact details with us. After you register, you’ll receive an email invitation that will guide you through a few quick steps to set up your account and share your child’s information with us. This must be completed before your child can begin the program.

Registration Deadlines

We understand that busy families have changing schedules. We make every effort to accommodate new enrollments. To ensure the safety of all participants, advanced registration is required.

Attendance Adjustments | Schedule Changes

If you need to make adjustments to your schedule, we will accommodate your first attendance change request at no charge. Due to administrative costs, a $15 charge will be assessed for each participation adjustment for the remainder of the school year.

Please complete this online Change Form to submit your change request.

Day Off School

Day Off School 

Kid’s Connection childcare is open most non-holiday days off school. Visit our Online Registration Site to register for Days Off School.

The Staff

The Staff

A site supervisor and adult leaders staff each Kid’s Connection site in a 1:10 staff to child ratio. In addition, all staff members are:

  • Caring individuals who enjoy working with school-age children
  • CPR and First Aid certified staff member(s) on site at all times
  • Screened through:
    • Local & National Criminal background records/information
    • All 50 State Sex Offender Registries
    • Full Address Trace and Social Security Verification
Allergy Packet


The Park District will make reasonable accommodations to allow children with life-threatening allergies to participate in our programs. We recommend that the parent or guardian reads our policy in full and provides the Park District with all information, training, authorizations, and waiver/release forms prior to registering a child with a life-threatening allergy. Download the policy and forms included in the Allergy Packet and upload to ePACT.


“I wanted to take a minute to thank you for everything you and your team have done for Kid’s Connection. I have had kids enrolled in Junior Kid’s Connection and Kid’s Connection at Old Post for the past three years now. I recommend it to everyone I meet, and am amazed at what a great job everyone there does. A few years ago, my daughter broke her leg and was in a full cast requiring her to be in a wheelchair. Junior Kid’s Connection welcomed her back despite the added physical struggle, and even took her on a field trip to the farm on her first day back! My son who has never been a fan of school, still talks about Junior Kid’s Connection and all he loved there. And now, despite this pandemic, you have found a way to still support the kids and working parents at an incredibly fair price.  Thanks for all of the work you and everyone else have put into the program – It is greatly appreciated!” –Maureen

“My husband and I wanted your thank you guys for still offering your program during e-learning. We have both been pushing our employers as much as we can to be able to alternate staying home to take care of our child. We didn’t know what we were going you do this fall if you weren’t going to offer an alternative. Thank you for going above and beyond in providing support to help my child navigate through e-learning. You guys are life savers. Thank you again. Truly. You have no idea.” – Tom & Carrie