School Age Program


School Age Program

School Age ProgramCasa Central's School Age Program is a year-round after school program where children can enhance their academic, social, and personal skills in a recreational environment. The School Age Program focuses on developing children's math and literacy skills as well as providing education in the areas of social-emotional development and health and nutrition. During the summer time, the School Age Program is open for full day programming, offering weekly field trips and special activities throughout the summer.


School Age Program

Casa Central's School Age Program provides a safe, nurturing environment that responds to the needs of the children. Activities stimulate involvement from children and work toward the following goals:

  • To increase reading and math skills through academic assistance and educational tools
  • To develop social emotional skills through the Second Step Social Emotional Curriculum
  • To enhance self image through adult encouragement and the achievement of personal goals
  • To increase appreciation for cultural diversity through multicultural celebrations that incorporate dance, food, and music
  • To refine gross and fine motor skills through planned physical activities and the Sparks Curriculum

Program Requirements:

School Age Program

  • Children must be between the ages of 5-12 years old
  • Parents or guardians of participating children must work 30 hours a week or be enrolled in school 10 hours a week
  • Parents or guardians must provide proof of salary or earnings in order to determine program eligibility
  • Parents or guardians must provide birth certificates and social security cards for all members
  • Children must have documentation of current physical and dental examination
  • Every three or six months from the date of enrollment, a family is re-determined for program eligibility

How to Get Involved

Registering for Casa Central's School Age Program requires parents or guardians to complete the following documents:

  • The Illinois Department of Human Services Child Care Application
  • Child Adult Care Food Program Application
  • Intake forms, emergency consent forms, program contract, homework contract, discipline policy, receipt of the licensing standards for after school program, parent's rights and responsibilities, and children’s rights and responsibilities

To learn more, please contact Karina Cabrales at 773.782.8757 or


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