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: 7:00 am until the start of school.
After School: School dismissal until 6:00 pm.

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Changes & CancellationsWeather Policy

STAR 2021-2022 Registration

  1. Priority Level one for those CURRENTLY registered for 2020-2021 STAR


  2. Priority Level two for those who were registered for 2021-2022 but dropped due to COVID


  3. Opens to the public


Click here to register starting Monday 3/1 for those eligible

STAR Fees 2021-2022- District 54

Day OptionsD54
Before: 7:00-8:40A
After: 3:00-6:00P
3 days before$81
$115 Lincoln Priairie
3 days after$142
$114 Lincoln Prairie
5 days before$135
$192 Lincoln Prairie
5 days after$218
$175 Lincoln Prairie

STAR Fees 2021-2022- District 15

Day OptionsWhiteley
Before: 7:00-8:50A
After: 3:20-6:00P
Thomas Jefferson
3 days before$100$52
3 days after$136$189
5 days before$169$89
5 days after$212$294

Kinder STAR Fees 2021-2022 – District 15

Day OptionsWhiteley
Dismissal: 11:20A
Thomas Jefferson
3 days until 2:30$145$189
3 days until 6:00$308$355
5 days until 2:30$221$295
5 days until 6:00$480$553

2020/2021 STAR Registration

Enrollment & Discount Options:

  • Siblings are eligible for 10% off fees listed.
  • (For District 15) Participants enrolled in the 3-day option must select consistent 3 days to attend each week. Changes in schedule would require a Change Form submission.

Payment Options

  1. Pay in Full upon enrollment
  2. Payment Plan: $25 initial payment due at time of registration. Nine equal payments will be auto-paid with a saved bank card on 10th of each month: each month through April 10, 2021.

How to Register

  1. Contact Jodi Schultz, Program Manager, to confirm start date & pro-rated tuition amount.
  2. Fill out the registration and EFT forms.
  3. Register in-Person at Triphahn Center or Willow Recreation Center once start date & pricing has been determined.

School District 54

Registration is ongoing for the 2020-2021 school year. Contact Jodi Schultz, Program Manager at jschultz@heparks.org, for availability and registration details.

District 54 Schools

STAR is held at your child’s school gymnasium.
Armstrong, Fairview, Lakeview, MacArthur, Lincoln Prairie, Muir

2020/21 Monthly Rates 

The fee is based on total number of care days. (55 days for M/Th and 53 days for T/F)

Day OptionsD54
Before: 7:00-8:40A
After: 3:00-6:00P
3 days before$80
Lincoln Prairie $113
3 days after$140
Lincoln Prairie $112
5 days before$133
Lincoln Prairie $189
5 days after$214
Lincoln Prairie $172

School District 15

Registration is ongoing for the 2020-2021 school year.  Contact Jodi Schultz, Program Manager, at JSchultz@heparks.org for availability and registration details.

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

District 15 Schools

STAR is held at Willow Recreation Center for children who attend:
Thomas Jefferson and Frank C. Whiteley

2020/21 Monthly Rates

All D15 STAR participants are subject to a D15 Transportation Fee to transport the children to Willow.

Before: 7:00-8:50A
After: 3:20-6:00P
Thomas Jefferson
5 days before$152$79
5 days after$190$264
3 days before$88$46
3 days after$120$167

Please contact Jodi Schultz, Program Manager, if you are interested in enrolling for D15 Star at jschultz@heparks.org

Kinder STAR Rates

Offered for children enrolled in AM Kindergarten only. Kinder STAR participants can enroll until 2:30pm or 6:00pm.

Dismissal: 11:20A
Thomas Jefferson
5 days until 2:30$221$295
3 days until 2:30$140$186
5 days until 6:00$479$553
3 days until 6:00$302$349

Please contact Jodi Schultz, Program Manager, if you are interested in enrolling for D15 KinderStar at jschultz@heparks.org

Parent Resources

STAR District 54 billing dates (Hybrid school Year)
STAR District 54 billing dates 2020-2021 (Traditional School Year)
STAR District 15 billing dates 2020-2021


STAR District 54 Hybrid School Year REGISTRATION FORM

STAR District 15 & 54 EFT Payment Authorization Form

STAR District 54 calendar 2020-2021
STAR District 15 calendar 2020-2021

2020-2021 Kinder STAR Parent Handbook
2020-2021 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 7 am, pick up is no later than 6 pm. $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 Jodi Schultz at Jschultz@heparks.org or 847-285-5535