Parent-Tot Center

The Parent Tot Center, located at Chesak Elementary School, 10910 Reed Road, Lake In The Hills, is a fee based program open only to residents of School District 158.

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Welcome to the Parent-Tot Center!

Filled with toys, craft activities, books, puzzles and so much more, the Parent Tot Center (PTC) provides a great place for children and parents to interact in an age appropriate and stimulating environment.  Parents can network with other families and find resource materials such as parenting books, magazines, brochures, and take-home activities available for checkout.  The PTC is a great way to spend quality time with your child.

The annual fee of $25 per child includes playgroups, children’s programs, various music programs, Tot Tunes, Story Time, concerts and other special events sponsored by the PTC. Once you are a registered/paid participant, you may drop in any time during open play hours and also sign up for our fun activities and parenting classes.

The program is open to children under the age of 5 years old, as of September 1, 2013. Children under the age of 1 as of September 1, 2013 are free. Registration and payment (cash or check) can be done any time throughout the school year during PTC open hours. The fee is $25 per child per school year, regardless of when you register. Feel free to complete the Registration Form prior to your arrival at the PTC.  Proof of residency is required.

Don’t forget – You can sign up ANY time during the school year by visiting the PTC during open play hours!

Parent Tot Center Open Play Hours


9:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


10:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


9:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


9:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Please email or call Carla Elam, Parent Tot Coordinator at (847) 659-5721 with any questions.

Check Out Our Schedule of Events for 2013-2014 (click here)

Not sure what the Parent Tot Program is all about?  Please join us during our
Open Play times for FREE on your first visit.




Important Little Tidbits About PTC

Please read the Important Little Tidbits About PTC before visiting to ensure the Parent Tot Center is an enjoyable place for all.

Registration Form

Resources for Parents