C.A.R.E. and Restore Illinois 

Gurnee Park District is accepting limited registration for the before/after school program at Growing Tree Preschool as well as District 50 and District 56 schools. If you are in immediate need, please call Sabrina at 847-599-3746 to discuss enrollment options.  

Additional program details, including safety policies, can be found below. Should you have any additional questions, please contact the program supervisor, Sabrina Hinkens, by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 847-599-3746.

Register for District 50 C.A.R.E.

District 56 C.A.R.E. - call 847-599-3746

Register for Preschool C.A.R.E.

District 50 C.A.R.E. at Hunt Club Park Community Center

We offer quality care for children K-8th grade participating in self guided remote learning at Hunt Club Park Community Center. Staff will help children log on to their remote learning requirements and supervise as children complete their assignments. Staff will not be able to spend one on one time with children. Children will need to be able to work independently.

This recreation program is relaxed and designed to counter-balance the day’s remote learning activities with games, activities, art and outdoor play. At this time the program is limited to 50 participants. There are multiple program options. Children will be required to wear a face covering and must be able to comply. 

DISTRICT 50 KINDERGARTEN - 8TH GRADE
Monday - Friday

FULL DAY                              7:30a-5:30p

$950/month

FULL DAY                              8:30a-4p

$714/month

HALF DAY                              7:30a-12:30p

$475/month

HALF DAY                              12:30-5:30p

$475/month

District 56 at Viking Park Community Center

This program will take place at the Viking Park Community Center and will follow the District 56 school calendar. The program is relaxed and recreational-based to counter-balance the day’s educational activities. Children will enjoy games, crafts and outdoor play.

Children will be required to wear a face covering and must be able to comply when asked by staff to wear their face covering. 

Children attending Remote Learning at Viking Middle School will be walked over to Viking Park Community Center. Students attending remote learning at Spaulding School will be bused to the program by the school district.

District 56 C.A.R.E. - call 847-599-3746

DISTRICT 56 KINDERGARTEN - 8TH GRADE
Monday - Friday

PM C.A.R.E.                              3:00-6:00p

$343/month

Preschool C.A.R.E. Program

A variety of options are available for Preschool C.A.R.E. This program is available to students attending Growing Tree Preschool at Hunt Club Park Community Center. 

Children enrolled in Growing Tree Preschool will have fun with supervised play, crafts, games and outdoor activities. Children bring the appropriate outerwear each day so we can use our outdoor parks and facilities. Staff will escort children to/from their preschool class. This program is not in session on school days off. A calendar will be provided at the beginning of the school year.

Register for Preschool C.A.R.E.

GROWING TREE PRESCHOOL C.A.R.E.
Ages 3 - 5 

2-DAY Hunt Club

Times and Prices Vary

3-DAY Hunt Club

Times and Prices Vary

5-DAY Hunt Club

Times and Prices Vary

Supply List: C.A.R.E.

For all C.A.R.E. programs, we ask that majority of materials are brought from home. 

What to bring to C.A.R.E.

  • Face covering or mask 
  • All materials for remote learning: chrome book, ipad, headphones, pens/pencils, any additional supplies needed (for those attending C.A.R.E. at Hunt Club)
  • Container/bag or storage for all remote learning items (for those attending C.A.R.E. at Hunt Club) 
  • Snack 
  • Lunch 
  • Water bottle 
  • Appropriate outerwear, as some activities may be held outside 

Register for C.A.R.E.

Days Off School 

Are you looking for something for your child to do on the next day off? Let us take care of the planning. Children will be required to wear a face covering. Registration closes one week prior to the program date. Days Off School days wil include fun, themed activities and take place at the Hunt Club Park Community Center. Parents/guardians can drop off anytime after 7:30 am. Pick up is available until 5:30 pm. 

What to bring to Days Off School 

  • Face covering or mask 
  • Lunch 
  • Water bottle 
  • Appropiate outerwear, as some activities may be held outside 
  • Athletic/gym shoes 

Register for Days Off School 

Transportation

District 50

Transportation is not available for District 50 students attending C.A.R.E at Hunt Club Park Community Center. 

District 56

Children attending Remote Learning at Viking Middle School will be walked over to Viking Park Community Center. Students attending Remote Learning at Spaulding School will be bused to the program by the school district.

 Payment Policy

All CARE payments will be set up via auto-pay. When registering, a minimum of one month's payment is due at the time of registration. All other payments for the full-day program will be billed bi-monthly on the 1st and 15th of each month. Payments for the half-day program (D50) will be billed once a month on the 15th. If you cancel prior to the school year starting, you may be subject to a $50 cancellation fee. 

Refund Policy

If you cancel prior to the start of the program you may be subject to a $50 cancellation fee. 

Once the program has started, prorated fees will not be given for partial month's attendance or withdrawal.

Please refer to the parent handbook for the complete payment policy and automatic payment Information.