HPNC School-aged programs are generally open to kids who are at least 5 and up to 13 years old on the first day of programming
HPNC is closely monitoring CDC guidelines related to Covid-19 precautions in schools and childcare facilities to inform our safety practices. Please refer to our Program Policies to learn more about the safety policies that are currently in place. This page will be updated regularly as guidelines evolve.
HPNC accepts Illinois Action for Children state childcare subsidy for pre-approved families with HPNC as designated provider. Financial assistance may be available. Find out more and submit your eligibility information on our Sliding Scale Pricing page.
After school program
As of November 8, there are limited spaces available only for 2nd-8th grades. To register or be added to the waitlist, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive further instructions. Registrations will be accepted in the order they are received.
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: We offer transportation to HPNC for students from Murray, Ray, Bret Harte, St. Thomas the Apostle and UChicago Lab 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.
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 most 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
November 5, 11, 12, 17, 19, 22, 23, and 24
December 20, 21, 22, 23 Winter Wonders Week
February 11 and 21
March 4 and 25
April 8, 20 and 22
June 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17
Time: 8:00am-4:00pm; Extended day option available to 6:30pm
Cost: $65/day, additional $20 for extended day
Bundle and save! Get 5% off when you register a child for 10 or more Vacation Days.
Winter Wonders Week - December 20-23
Join us during Winter Break for a mix of winter-related field trips, interactive activities, arts & crafts, games, and more!
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.
For rising 6th-8th graders
Explore your neighborhood and your world through Explorer Camp! This new camp for middle school students will feature a broad range of opportunities to learn a new skill, make great friends, and have a summer to remember.
Activities include filmmaking, creative writing, social justice campaigns, arts & crafts, cooking, water games, and neighborhood outings. We are also excited to partner with FreshLens to provide an introduction to photography, culminating with a group photo gallery at the end of camp. Campers who complete the course get to keep their camera!