School Age Program



In response to COVID- 19, Casa Central has taken the necessary preventative measures during the last few months to ensure the health, well-being and safety of our participants, employees and stakeholders. As our city continues in Phase 4, we remain committed to continuing to keep you updated on any changes to our operations during this pandemic.

At this time, all programs and departments are fully operational via onsite or remote service delivery with the exception of the Adult Wellness Center (AWC).  The re-opening of the AWC has been tentatively planned for October 1st subject to any changes or updates received from the City, State and Federal government agencies. We will continue to share any updates on our website and social media channels.

If you have any questions, please contact us at (773)-645-2300



SAP 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, literacy, and computer skills. Our participants also have access to one of our computer labs to work on homework and play educational games as part of SAP’s regular programming. Program staff provides supervision to the children to help with their homework and address questions related to computer usage. 

School Age Program also provides education in the areas of social-emotional development and health and nutrition. During the summertime, the SAP is open for full-day programming, offering weekly field trips and special activities throughout the summer.

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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:


  • 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 for all members
  • Children must have documentation of current physical, dental and eye examination. These documents cannot be more than a year old
  • Every year 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 Destiny Morales at 773.782.8757 or



NOTICE: Casa Central is not associated with the nursing home facility located at 1401 N. California Ave., Chicago, IL (Center Home Property, LLC). Center Home is not owned, operated nor in any way affiliated with Casa Central. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the nursing home, Center Home for Hispanic Elderly, please contact them directly at (773) 782-8700.

If you are seeking information regarding programs for older adults, Casa Central does offer Home Care Services and the Adult Wellness Center, which is a day service.  Note, the Adult Wellness Center is temporarily closed and will re-open soon. Contact Casa Central directly for more information at 773-645-2300.

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