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School-aged

For the latest organization policies regarding Covid-19, please refer to our Covid-19 Safety page. 

HPNC welcomes families that receive a childcare subsidy through Illinois Action for Children. ​Additional financial assistance for qualifying families. Find out more and submit your eligibility information on our Sliding Scale Pricing page.

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After School Program

Registration open for the
2022-23 school year! 

HPNC's Afterschool Program (ASP) offers a safe and supportive environment for kids during the after school period. Our staff provide homework help, nutritious snacks, enrichment activities, and time to socialize.

Kids can expect to make friends from other schools and to let out physical energy in our onsite gym, outdoor playground, and surrounding park. HPNC is known for its warm, pro-social approach to child and youth development.

Days: Monday-Friday, choose 1-5 days/week to participate! 

School pick-up: For an additional fee, we offer either walking or van pick-up from the following schools: Ariel, Shoesmith, NKO, Ray, Murray, Bret Harte, Carnegie, UChicago Lab, and St. Thomas the Apostle School.

Late pick-up time: HPNC offers one of the latest pick-up times for an afterschool program in the area - 6:30pm - at no extra charge. 

Register by classroom: 

Seedlings: K-1st grades Register now

 

Sprouts: 2nd-3rd grades Register now 
(Mon, Tue, Wed full except for families receiving financial aid)

Saplings: 4th-6th grades Register now 

(Wed full except for families receiving financial aid)

Learn more about financial aid opportunities

 
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Vacation Days

What do you do when your kids have a day off, but you don't? Bring them to HPNC! We offer fun and thoughtful activities for select holidays, teacher in-service days, and parent-teacher conference days for many Chicago Public School, UChicago Lab School, and Catholic school days off. Give your kids the break and the care that they need when school is not in session. 

Example schedule of a Vacation Day

2022-23 dates offered

September 23

October 10, 21

November 8, 21, 22, 23 

December 23

January 2-6 (Winter Break Camp)  

February 3, 20

March 17, 29  

April 3-7 (Spring Break Camp) 

June 8, 9

Grades: K-8th 

Time: 8:00am-4:00pm; Extended day option available to 6:30pm

 

 

 

Enrollment in ASP does not include a space in extended day care if your child's school is not in session. Make sure to choose the "Extended Day" add-on at check out for pick-up after 4:00pm on Vacation Days. 

Learn more about financial aid opportunities

 
 
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Summer Camp

Ages 5-10

You can count on HPNC to provide your youth with an extraordinary summer of exciting experiences and new friendships. Each week includes exploration-based learning, adventurous fieldtrips, and tactile activities. Youth will be empowered to become community pathfinders, environmental superheroes, and creative joy seekers. Whether your youth is artistic, sporty, imaginative, brainy, or everything in-between there is certain to be something that engages them daily!

Daily schedule: 8-9am drop-off, 9a-4p activities; Extended day option available for an additional fee

Look for 2023 Summer Camp registration to open in February 2023

Learn more about financial aid opportunities

 
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Explorers Camp

For rising 6th-8th graders

Explorers Camp is full of field trips, classes, and activities that will focus on growth and development to help youth embrace upcoming transitions. We believe proactive academic behaviors, a healthy self-esteem, and a goal-oriented mindset are key skills in helping achieve these goals. All the activities planned will have educational and social-emotional components appropriate for students 6th-8th grade.

Daily schedule: 8-9am drop-off, 9a-4p activities; Extended day option available for an additional fee

Look for 2023 Summer Camp registration to open in February 2023

 

Learn more about financial aid opportunities