Child Care

The Hoffman Estates Park District provides child care services for children ranging from 3 years old to 6th grade. For more information on full day preschool, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 847-781-3631. For more information on before and after school care, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 847-885-7500 x635.

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The Hoffman Estates Park District Early Learning Center promotes student development in learning the social and academic skills needed to prepare for Kindergarten entry. Developmentally-appropriate instruction is provided in an environment that values cultural diversity and nurtures a love of learning.

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Before & After School STAR Program 2014-2015

Current STAR Families: Registration opens 4/1/14
Open Registration: Begins 5/1/14

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The Hoffman Estates Park District’s STAR Before & After School Program, is available for children needing before and after school care. The STAR program provides your child a safe environment in a recreational setting. Activities may include but are not limited to art projects, sports & games, outdoor play, card and board games and homework time. A light snack will be offered daily. Before care is offered from 7:00am until the start of school and after care is from school dismissal until 6:00pm. There is a three and five day availability.

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STAR Field Trips/Days Off School

Half Days — Your child will be picked up from their elementary school after dismissal at 11:40am (LV, FV, MAC, ARM, MUIR), 12:15pm (LP) and bussed over to the Vogelei Barn by the Hoffman Estates Park District Bus. After arriving at the barn, the children will eat lunch and head out on the field trip. Only children registered in the STAR program can attend these half says. $20 per child. *Sack lunch required *Pick up is at the Vogelei Barn.

Full Days — The Hoffman Estates Park District offers childcare for children needing care on school holidays, institute days and in-services. Childcare is offered from 7:00am-6:00pm on full days off. Drop off and pick up at Vogelei Barn/Willow Recreation Center. *Children must arrive by 9:00am, trip returns at 3:30pm. $38 per child. Registration required for all trips. Register online at, at the Triphahn Center or Willow Recreation Center. No late registration will be accepted, limited spots available.

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Kinder STAR-Afternoon Enrichment Program - Registration begins 3/1/14

This program is designed to meet the needs of children who require extended care after morning kindergarten. Children can attend the Kinder STAR afternoon kindergarten enrichment program. Activities include art projects, active time, science, quiet time and monthly field trips. Children will be able to socialize and interact with their kindergarten friends and have a safe place to relax. A healthy afternoon snack will be provided. Busses will transport children from their schools to the either Willow Recreation Center or the Triphahn Center. Program is from after AM Kindergarten until 6:00pm.

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