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Fall Programs - FAQs

FAQs about Fall Classes and Programs 

Are face masks rquired?

Yes, face masks will be required to be worn during in-person classes. This rule will be in place for children age 2 and up. Current state regulations also stipulate that individuals wear a face-covering or a mask when in a public place where they cannot maintain a six-foot social distance. While the great majority of our programs are outside and set up to be socially distanced, masks should be worn when participants cannot be six feet apart and when they enter Park District facilities.  Exceptions to this rule include people with medical conditions or disabilities that prevent them from safely wearing a face covering. 


Will ELC and Children’s Circle be open in the fall?

Yes, both will be operational. For special questions or to register, please email Jessica Stockl, Early Childhood Program Manager, at (847) 835-7533 or


Will the Park District will able to offer more preschool classes since GJK will not offer enrichment programs for that age this school year?

In effort to meets the needs of our community, the Park District will offer more preschool enrichments to allow for a longer day program for GJK 4s. Two options will be available for GJKs Monday-Thursday from 9:30 AM-12 PM. Each of these preschool trac options will have two different classes. 

Enrichment classes for ELC 3s, ELC 4s, and GJK 3s will also be offered.


Will Kids Club be held in the fall?

Yes, both AM and PM Kids Club will be running. More information about the 2020-21 school year can be found HERE

For more information, please contact Stephani Briskman at


Will the Park District offer care to students in District 35’s half-day learning?
The Park District’s Kids Club has been modified to adapt to District 35’s plans and able to help families that need care. The Glencoe Park District is creating a recreation-based enrichment camp, while facilitating self-directed learners. 

This program will offer half-day sessions, with options to bridge between Kids Club AM, District 35 in-person learning, and Kids Club PM. This program will run five days a week. 

Kids Club Enrichment Camp will be held at Watts Center for South School students and the Takiff Center for West and Central School students. The monthly cost of Kids Club Morning or Afternoon Enrichment Camp will be $500 and will be billed monthly. Registration for new families will begin Friday, August 14. To register, use this form: Kids Club Enrichment Camp Registration Form

Space is limited. The Park District will notify you if you did or did not receive a spot in Kids Club Enrichment Camp by 5 PM on Wednesday, August 19.


Will transportation be available to District 35 schools for those in Kids Club?

Yes, our staff will work with District 35 regarding transportation. Additional details will be shared as the start of school draws closer.


Will your Last Minute Care program still be available this school year?

Yes, however families may only utilize this service 10 times a school year.


What happens if COVID restrictions change?

All classes offered in the fall include a plan of what will happen if the state moves to a different phase of the Governor's Restore Illinois plan. Examples include moving the program outside, to a larger room, hosting the class online, or if the class will be canceled and a refund issued. Information is available in every class description.

Some classes this fall will offer shorter sessions, specifically September and October and another session in November and October. Other classes and programs will span the full semester.


Will youth sports classes be offered? What about theatre and dance programs?

Most of the sports, theater, and some dance classes will likely be offered outside with the ability to go indoors in inclement weather. Sports classes for fall will be offered in two sessions - September and October and then for November and December. 

Dance and theater classes will be one full fall session and be outside if practical, with the exception of ballet.


How will adult fitness classes work?

Adult fitness registration will likely be offered each month. Classes will be held outside if possible and brought indoors if the weather is poor.


What is the plan for adult art classes?

Most programs will be held virtually with a few in-person classes offered.