Announcements for COVID-19

Under Phase 4 mitigations, CARE will still be running in-person. Our CARE program has the following safety protocols in place:

  • Children are required to wear masks, social distance and engage in frequent hand washing.
  • A daily health screening is required to participate in our programs.
  • Children remain in their classrooms for a majority of the time with outdoor play scheduled in the afternoon.
  • CARE is designed to provide quality childcare services with assorted activities and independent homework time while remaining safe.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ann Toma at or 847-251-6599.

*Due to COVID-19 After School Clubs are not currently being offered. Please check back soon for updated information!

CARE after school at the Community Recreation Center

  • Formerly known as After School Recreation (ASR)
  • Quality childcare; free time activities; independent homework time
  • Register (separately) for afternoon enrichment classes at the CRC
  • New 2, 3 and 5-day options

Ann Toma, School Age Coordinator
Phone: 847-251-6599 | Email:

Community Recreation Center Front Desk: 847-256-9686

About CARE

Our new CARE Program, formerly known as After School Recreation, is childcare located at the Community Recreation Center (CRC) that makes it easy to take advantage of all the CRC has to offer! At CARE, your child receives quality childcare services with assorted activities and independent homework time.

A wide variety of seasonal afternoon classes, also located at the CRC, are available to your child at an additional cost. Participants who are registered in afternoon classes will be transported to and from the classroom by CARE staff.

Registration Details

Registration date TBD.

CARE is a school-year program; it runs August 31, 2020 - June 9, 2021

Three options for number of days:

  • 2-Day Option
  • 3-Day Option
  • 5-Day Option

Note: 2-day and 3-day participants have until August 1, 2020 to select specific days.

Two options for length of program:


  • CARE 2:15- 4:45 p.m.
  • CARE 2:15-6 p.m.

CARE follows the Wilmette D39 Public Schools calendar

Click here to register for CARE

CRC Afternoon Classes

The Community Recreation Center offers afternoon enrichment classes, including, but not limited to, gymnastics, art, sports, performing arts, dance, music lessons, karate, and crafts. Participants can register separately for these classes, and CARE staff will transport them to and from their scheduled programs. Fall 2020 seasonal classes will be published in the Fall EXPLORE! Guide.

School Day Off

CARE participants will have an option to register for all School Day Off programs at a discounted rate.

After School Clubs

Stephanie Tandaric, Recreation Activity Coordinator
Phone: 847-853-6297 | Email:

Kimberly Barton, General Recreation Supervisor
Phone: 847-256-9602 | Email:

About After School Clubs

Note: Please review your child's specific school's snack policy in your packet for further information. The Park District does not provide snacks.

Children are dismissed from their classroom and directed to meet in the cafeteria before clubs begin. They will be checked in at the cafeteria by an on-site coordinator. Instructors meet the children in the cafeteria at 3:30 p.m. and take them to their club activity. All clubs are one hour long.

Children will be brought to the front entrance of school at the end of their club for dismissal. Additional information regarding the check-out procedure will be emailed to families prior to the start of the session.

If you have questions please contact Kimberly Barton, General Recreation Supervisor, 847/256-9602,