Welcome to the REACH Extended Care Program
Bolingbrook Park District operates its extended care before and after school program in cooperation with School District 365U at B.J. Ward, Pioneer, Jonas Salk and Independence Elementary Schools. The program is designed to provide recreational before and after school activities for students in a safe environment.
This information is intended to help parents and children understand the policies of the Bolingbrook Park District REACH Extended Care Program. Our philosophy is to provide a relaxed, protected, home-like atmosphere that stimulates the social, emotional, physical and intellectual development in school children. The Bolingbrook Park District REACH Extended Care Program is open to children in Kindergarten through fifth grade enrolled in the Valley View School District 365U.
The REACH Extended Care Program is offered to give working parents quality before and after school care for their child. Parents can have the peace of mind of knowing exactly where their children are before and after school and that they are receiving quality, supervised care.
The REACH Extended Care Staff are professionally recruited, trained, and supervised. Extended Care participants are supervised by mature and responsible staff who are either currently working or interested in pursuing careers in youth services, recreation, and education. Background checks are done on all recreation employees. All Extended Care Staff are trained in CPR and first aid. Our Extended Care Staff are expected to be friendly and accessible to the parents. We invite parents to get to know the staff and feel free to talk to them.
Registration/Paying for Extended Care
The program will begin on the first full day of school in August and will be in operation each day school is open for student attendance. Registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. A wait-list will be started after the available spots are taken. Full payment for the first month is required to enroll in the program. Participants must be registered and paid in full to participate in the extended care program. Payments need to be made at the Annerino Community Center, Bolingbrook Recreation & Aquatic Complex or Deatherage/Drdak Center. Rate structure enclosed in packet.
All forms, such as Registration, Emergency Medical Treatment, Medication Dispensing, and Waiver must be completed and turned in to the extended care staff prior to the first day your child begins the extended care program, or your child will not be unable to participate in the extended care program.
Late Pick Up Fee
REACH Extended Care Programs end promptly at 6:00 p.m. There will be a late charge when a child is picked-up after closing time. A $10 fee will be charged at 6:10 p.m., $1 for every minute after 6:10 p.m. This amount must be paid at the Bolingbrook Recreation & Aquatic Complex or Annerino Community Center within 24 hours.
If we have no contact from the parent after 6:10 p.m., a responsible party from your emergency form will be contacted to pick the child up.
If there is an emergency and parents need to contact the site supervisor, call the Annerino Community Center at 630-739-0272.
For your child’s protection, the Bolingbrook Park District has established these health guidelines:
Program staff has the authority to refuse any child who shows signs of illness. In such cases, staff judgment is final. It is the parent’s responsibility to verify their child’s daily health is adequate for his/her participation in the program before bringing him/her to school. A child who shows signs of illness should be at home for the benefit of all.
If a child becomes ill or injured while on the site, the parent will be notified immediately. Staff will follow the directions stated on the emergency information forms concerning your physician and others who are to be notified if a parent or guardian is unavailable.
If your child is exposed to a communicable disease, you must receive a written statement from a physician detailing the method, amount and a time schedule by which medicine should be taken, plus a written request from the parent asking the staff to assist the student in taking the medication. The medicine must be delivered to the school in the original pharmacy container.
Students are not allowed to bring toys, sporting equipment or pets to the program unless the Park District Supervisor has given permission. Children are discouraged from bringing large amounts of money or valuable items that could be lost, damaged or stolen. Approved items must be clearly labeled. Bolingbrook Park District and the School District are not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items.
Code of Conduct
Bolingbrook Park District believes that the employee’s role is one of a strong leader in helping children grow towards self-discipline and self-direction. We use time-outs and a means of calming the child and conversing with him/her. A behavior agreement must be signed and returned with the Emergency Information Form. This outlines the steps taken if unacceptable behavior takes place in the REACH Extended Care Program. The Park District reserves the right to dismiss a participant from the program if their behavior or language is deemed inappropriate by staff.