Parent-Tot Program

Parent Tot Center

Welcome to the Parent-Tot Center!

The Parent Tot Center (PTC) is located at the District 158’s Early Childhood Center, room 328 at Chesak Elementary School, door 4, on the Reed Road Campus.

Parent Tot is a drop-in center that is open only to District 158 residents. Proof of residency is required. The program is fee based, $25 per year/per child. This yearly fee includes unlimited playgroups, programs/classes/concerts or events sponsored by the Parent Tot Program. You must be registered for the Parent Tot Program and a paid participant in order to attend playgroups or special events.

2019-20 Registration Information

We will again have registration hours prior to PT actually opening, this way you will be all set with your electronically completed registration forms, payment for program (cash or check), drivers license/state ID card scanned for Raptor system, proof of District 158 residency and you will receive your new 2019/20 Parent Tot ID card and lanyard. Please DO NOT fill out any paper registration forms as all our forms are Google documents and you just have to fill them out online prior to registering but you DON’T have to print them out.

You can come in the Early Childhood Center office to register on Friday, August 16 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. or Tuesday, August 20 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Parent Tot will officially open on Wednesday, August 21!

*Please note that Parent Tot will not be open these dates, as this is just a registration period.

**Just a reminder…you can register for Parent Tot any time during the school year, not just on these registration days. Families can register and join the Parent Tot program at any time during the school year and there is no limit to how many families are part of the program. The registration days are helpful in making your first visit to Parent Tot smoother and easier.

Please help spread the word about Parent Tot to your District 158 neighbors and friends. Your recommendation of this GREAT program that we are so fortunate to have in our school district, helps keep new families coming in each year and we always love meeting new friends!

***New Hours for 2019-20***

Parent Tot Center

  • Monday: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday: 8:30-10:45 a.m., 1:00-2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Room 313 Activities

  • Monday 9:45-10:15 a.m.
  • Tuesday 9:45-10:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday 9:45-10:15 a.m.
  • Thursday 9:45-10:15 a.m.

Motor Room/Playground

  • Monday 10:15-10:45 a.m.
  • Tuesday 10:15-10:45 a.m., 2:00-2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 10:15-10:45 a.m.
  • Thursday 10:15-10:45 a.m.

*We are not open for play on Fridays, as they are reserved for special events and require advance sign-up.

At the center parents and children can:

  • Interact with each other in an age appropriate and stimulating environment,
  • Network with other families, and
  • Find resource materials on various subjects related to children

The Parent Tot Center has many toys, crafts activities, children’s books and DVD’s, parenting books, magazines, brochures and take home activities available for checkout. Find full information about our program in our Welcome to Parent Tot and What Is Parent Tot? info sheets.

Throughout the school year the Parent Tot Program will sponsor family nights, concerts, storytelling and musical events and parent classes. Stay informed with all Parent Tot happenings by visiting our website.

Registration and payment is required for use of the Parent Tot Center, stop by and see what we have to offer your family…your first visit to Parent Tot is FREE!

Contact Us

Phone: (847) 659-5721
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