On Deck!

  • On Deck! is a fee-based, not-for-profit program that provides convenient, safe, high quality before-school and after-school care for students enrolled in The Winnetka Public Schools. The program emphasizes recreation to balance the school day’s educational activities. Students play both inside and out, enjoy fun activities, and have the opportunity to work on their homework. A simple breakfast is offered in the morning, and snacks are provided in the afternoon. There is a supervision ratio of two staff members for the first 14 children and a 1:12 ratio thereafter.*Beginning in 2018-2019, the On Deck! program will be housed at Skokie School (520 Glendale Avenue) and one-way transportation will be included in the program fee..On Deck! operates only when The Winnetka Public Schools are in session. 

    Program Hours 

    Before School Session: 7:00 A.M. to 8:25 A.M. (when regular school supervision starts) After School Session: 3:15 P.M. to 6:15 P.M.

    Drop-In Care 

    Drop-in care is available on a limited basis for students who have enrolled, completed the registration process, paid the registration fee, and purchased vouchers. Reservations for drop-in care must be made 24 hours in advance. Vouchers are available in five-session packages and are non-refundable.

    Registration and Enrollment 

    Click here to download a registration form for each child participating in the program. Return completed forms, along with a check for the registration fee and first month's tuition, to the District Office (1235 Oak Street). All forms must be completed before your child(ren) can attend On Deck! For additional information about On Deck! contact Annie Lascelles.

    Parent Handbook

    Click here to review the On Deck! Parent Handbook