Club Dolphin Child Care Programs

Session 1: August 27 - December 18, 2020

Session 2: January 11 - June 10, 2021
Registration opens Friday, November 13, 2020 (click to register)

Child care will be available for Middlefork School students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Programs every day that school is in session and include safe, supervised Before Care, After Care and e-Learning options. These Park District programs will correspond to D29's Continuum of Learning Environments/ Stages, beginning the school year in Stage II. If the D29 stage changes, so will our programs' hours with the exception of Stage I. Further information will follow if D29 elects to move back to Stage I.

Face coverings will be required for all staff and children indoors except when eating. When outdoors and able to maintain social distance of 6 feet face coverings can be removed. Frequent hand washing and sanitizer use will take place throughout the day.

All programs will operate through a membership in Club Dolphin. A membership reserves a spot for your child and offers flexibility as D29's Continuum of Learning Environments may change throughout the year. Only students with a membership will be able to participate. Your child can attend as many or as few times as you'd like. After paying the initial membership fee per student, you are only charged for the days attended.

Club Dolphin Before Care (available in Stages II-IV)
Before Care Membership $200

  • 7:30am - school start. Supervised recreational free-play before the D29 school day.
  • Drop-off anytime between 7:30-8:00am. Staff takes children to Middlefork School at start of school.
  • Fee: $8/day

Club Dolphin After Care (available in stages II-IV)
Before Care Membership $400

e-Learning | School dismissal until 3:30pm | Fee $15/day in Stage II

Park District staff will pick up all children with a Club Dolphin membership every day at dismissal time and take them to the Park District. If your child is not staying with us, you should pick them up from the Park District by 12:15PM in Stage II. Attendance is taken at 12:15PM and any child who has not been picked up by then will be charged for that day's e-Learning care.

Students will eat lunch (brought from home), then our staff will supervise students as they work independently on e-learning. Please understand that staff will be able to assist with minor issues as needed but will not act as a tutor or teacher during this time. Each student must provide their own laptop/tablet, device chargers, headphones and any other school supplies they may need each day.

As time allows, there will also be recreation time for all students.

After Care | 3:30-6:00pm | Fee $13/day

Second attendance is taken at 3:30PM. The After Care program follows the hybrid school day and offers a variety of activities that include free play, games, crafts and sports both indoors and outdoors (weather dependent). Additional time to do homework will be provided if needed. Students will have time for a snack brought from home.

Club Dolphin Safety

The Northfield Park District will continue to follow established COVID-19 best practices from the IDPH and the CDC and adapt to the latest guidance and recommendations. These include:

  • Facilities are cleaned and disinfected regularly
  • Face coverings are required when indoors and may be removed when outdoors and able to maintain social distance
  • Frequent hand washing and sanitizer use takes place throughout the day
  • Established safety procedures for student pick up
  • Stay at Home: we require all students and staff to stay at home if they are not feeling well

Program Fees

Club Dolphin programs are available ONLY to those with a Club Dolphin membership. Additional daily fees will be billed every two weeks on Fridays based on student’s program attendance.

Club Dolphin Before Care Membership

Membership fee: $200/student for August - December, 2020 | maximum program size: 15 students

  • Daily fee: $8/day

Club Dolphin After Care Membership (includes e-Learning and After Care)

Membership fee: $400/student for August - December, 2020 | maximum program size: 30 students

e-Learning Program

Stage II (12:15 -3:30pm)
Daily fee: $15/day

Stage III (1:45 -3:30pm)
Daily fee: $10/day

After Care Program

Stages II-IV (3:30-6:00pm)
Daily fee: $13/day

Registration

For inquiries regarding registration, contact Vicki Heuer at vheuer@northfiedparks.org.

Membership fees are non-refundable and do not apply to daily program fees.

Once you are a Club Dolphin member, no further registration is required. Your child's program attendance will be billed every two weeks on Fridays.

If a membership's status says waitlist, we encourage you to still sign up! This will hold a spot for you in the event another participant drops out or we are able to accommodate more students.

Questions? Email Vicki Heuer at vheuer@northfieldparks.org