STAR Before and After School Program



The Hoffman Estates Park District’s STAR Before & After School Program is 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 and homework time. A light, nut-fee, snack will be offered in the after school program. Before school care is offered from 7:00am until the start of school and after school care is offered from the time school is dismissed until 6:00pm. Three day and five day options are available.

STAR Calendars & News

Lincoln Prairie STAR

STAR Locations

District 15 Schools — 
(children are bused to Willow Recreation Center View in Google Maps
Thomas Jefferson

District 54 Schools — STAR is held at your child’s school gymnasium.
Lincoln Prairie

STAR Registration

2019- 2020 Registration 

STAR Fees 2019-2020

District 15

Registration is open.  Contact Martha Houston, STAR Program Manager, for availability and registration details.

All attendees may be subject to an additional bussing fee, incorporated by District 15 transportation. For more information, please visit ccsd15.

District 54

Registration is open.  Contact Martha Houston, STAR Program Manager, for availability and registration details.

Parent Resources

STAR District 54 billing dates 2019-2020
STAR District 15 billing dates 2019-2020
2019 STAR Parent Handbook
STAR Waitlist FAQs 

Changes & Cancellations

STAR Cancel/Change form

  • A cancel/change form must be completed for any changes to your child’s program.
  • STAR Schedule changes must be received by NOON on the Thursday prior to the week requesting changes.
  • Changes take 2 business days to process and go into effect on Mondays.
  • We are unable to prorate fees for days missed due to illness, vacation or behavior suspensions.
  • $10 service fee will be charged for all schedule changes.

Weather Policy
Full Day School Closing

STAR will not be in session on the days school is cancelled due to large amounts of snow or ice or emergency closing. Willow STAR follows the School District 15 snow days. Lakeview, Fairview, Armstrong, Muir, Lincoln Prairie and MacArthur STAR sites follow School District 54 snow days. Refunds will not be issued. Days will be added at the end of the year. You can find out about Weather Related closings at our Weather Updates page.

Child Care for Elementary Kids on SEVERE COLD DAYS OFF of SCHOOL

Child care is available on severe COLD days off of school. 

For kids Kindergarten through 6th grade at the Triphahn Center, 1685 W. Higgins Road. Parents may drop off children as early as 7am, pick up is no later than 6pm.  $50 per child

You must show proof of registration via a receipt or emailed receipt when you drop off your child in the morning. Children must bring a sack lunch and drink. Please be sure your child has eaten breakfast before arriving.

Contact for STAR: Martha Houston, 847-285-5535 or mhouston@heparks.org