Before & After School Program

The Riverside Parks and Recreation Before and After School Program will take place Monday through Friday at Ames, Blythe, Central and Hollywood Schools in accordance with the District 96 schedule for grades 1 - 8. Register as soon as possible! Must register the Wednesday of the week prior to your start date. We have 2/3/5 day options for AM and PM registration as well as Weekly and Monthly Payment Options. You must register in the office. 


Initial Registration must take place at the Water Tower, 10 Pine Ave. You may enroll your child(ren) in this program, so long as it is at least the Wednesday of the week prior. Enrollment will officially close after Wednesday of the week prior. Monthly enrollment is available, if you would prefer a payment schedule. Payments for monthly, are due on the 15th of the month prior. Late payments are subject to a late fee. Standard office hours are 9 AM - 6 PM Monday through Friday. The Riverside Parks and Recreation Before and After School Program combines recreational and educational enrichment opportunities for children at District 96 that emphasizes individual betterment.

About the Program

Our program will plant a curiosity for learning, develop friendships, and strengthen skill sets. This Before and After School Program will provide students with a safe and comfortable after school alternative that is a positive social and educational environment. Students will look forward to our program weekly!

Perks of the Program

  • Academic Support
  • Recreational Opportunities
  • Social Engagement
Dates are in Accordance with the Before and After School Calendar.

Program Times

  • Before School Program: 6:30 A.M. - 8:05 A.M. (school start)
  • After School Program: 2:55 P.M. - 6:00P.M.

Cabin Daze

  • Riverside Parks & Recreation offers full day options on most scheduled school days off for District 96. These days will be primarily be scheduled at the Scout Cabin, 417 Fairbank. Participants will move around throughout the day if possible and adventure to different parks and public spaces within the community. Registration information is available on WebTrac, find what is currently available by searching "School Days Off." 

Payment Information

Detailed listed on registration form

  • Monthly please be sure to adhere to all payment deadline dates in conjunction with the aligned month of registration. Payments are due by the 15th of the month prior. If payment is not received by the deadline, $10 late fee per child. Spots are not guaranteed if you do not pay by the deadline. The price increases on the 16th of the month. Registration may remain open, spots permitted until the Wednesday of the week prior. Please contact the Parks and Recreation office if you need to make arrangements due to emergency/unexpected situations. 
  • Weekly payments are due in full by the Wednesday of the week prior. We cannot refund after the Wednesday of the week prior. In order to a received a refund; you must notify the Parks & Rec Department before the Wednesday of week prior.