With District 91 middle and elementary schools opening for remote-only learning in the fall, some parents, especially those who work outside the home, are looking for options for child care during the days.
D91 is providing help in the form of 100 percent district-paid child care through both the Howard Mohr Community Center and the YMCA, which is running a program out of Grant-White School. Providers at both locations will assist children with remote learning.
Howard Mohr Community Center
The program at the Mohr Community Center, 7640 Jackson Blvd., is open to all Forest Park residents from kindergarten through sixth grade. The program runs Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. and will be paid for by D91. Information about the community center program can be found at tinyurl.com/y23jdvyb.
West Cook YMCA
The West Cook YMCA program will be held at Grant-White Intermediate School, 147 Circle Ave., from 7:45 a.m. through 3:15 p.m. on school days for D91 students from 5 through 13 years of age. More information is available online at http://www.westcookymca.org/d91childcare.
Park District of Forest Park
This “after-school recess” program, open to all Forest Park residents, will not be paid for by D91 but provides a “safe environment for school-aged children after a day of remote learning.”
Kids in grades K-6 can attend, whether or not they are participating in the community center program or YMCA program at Grant White.
Pick-up will be provided at Grant-White for kids attending the YMCA program. Fees are $65 if registered for the entire week or $25 per day. Call 708-366-7500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
All three programs have safety protocols in place to help prevent the spread of illness, including COVID-19. For more information on all programs, visit the D91 website at www.fpsd91.org/Page/1757.