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A day program at the Northbrook Park District for children in grades K-8 with a hybrid school schedule.

This opportunity is available to residents, full-time teachers in School Districts 27, 28, 30, 31, 225 and non-resident families.

Community TIES has been formed to meet the community’s need for support for families who have alternative learning schedules. Children will have the opportunity to engage in virtual learning with adult supervision and assistance as needed. This program is intended for children who are participating in a hybrid school schedule.

Children also take time to play participating in activities that include indoor and outdoor games, sports, arts and crafts and fun challenges.

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TIES will tentatively be held at the Northbrook Sports Center located at 1730 Pfingsten Road. Additional program spaces may be available based on demand of program.


AM Care
7am – 8am

School Day
8am – 3:30pm

PM Care
3:30pm – 4:30 pm

Registration Information

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Registration is open until noon on Friday, August 14.

Priority for this program will be in the following order:

  1. Northbrook Park District residents and full-time teachers at Districts 27, 28, 30, 31, 225
  2. Non-resident families who attend Northbrook schools
  3. Non-resident families

You must make a deposit of the first month’s fee to complete your lottery registration.

  • If you withdraw from the program, your deposit will not be refunded.
  • If you are not accepted into the program based on priority registration, your fee will be refunded.
  • Subsequent payments will be automatically withdrawn; a payment plan will be provided to you upon checkout.
  • Withdrawal from the program after the start of the school year due to schedule changes or need will be allowed; refunds will not be given, and future payments will be canceled. Withdrawal requests must be made prior to the next monthly billing cycle.

Please watch the registration tutorial video prior to your lottery registration.

Additional Program Information

  • Children will be supervised and assisted as needed in virtual learning lessons provided by their school district. Parents and families are responsible for enforcing engagement and completion of assignments.
  • Wireless internet will be available for all children in the program.
  • Children are required to provide their own laptop/tablet and headphones/earbuds.
  • Students/Families enrolled in the program will be required to create an ePACT account for staff to access emergency information and authorized pick up list. More information about ePACT can be found here.
  • Staff to child ratio will be 1:10 with groups of up to 20 where space allows in accordance with CDC and IDPH guidelines.
  • Families must provide their own lunch, snack and drinks daily
  • Children needing assistance to successfully participate in this program based on the Americans with Disabilities Act should check the ADA box upon lottery registration.

COVID-19 Specific Information

  • Children will be required to wear a face covering every day and maintain 6 feet of physical distance. Masks may be removed when outdoors and physical distance is possible.
  • Families must complete a health self-certification questionnaire each day prior to drop off.
  • Cleaning and sanitization of surfaces and high-touch areas will follow a regular schedule.
  • Groups will be formed based on school/age/household where applicable. Attendance in groups will vary daily based on individual family need.
  • In the event of a positive COVID-19 diagnosis among children or staff, the Park District will follow all CDC and IDPH guidance.


Questions about TIES can be directed to:

Nancy Eschker, Recreation Supervisor at or 847-291-2995.