Glendale Heights Parks, Recreation & Facilities - Creating Community through People, Parks & Programs
PATH After School Program
Pre-K - 5th Grade


PATH stands for Play at the Hub.  We invite all area residents and community children to participate in youth recreation designed to foster knowledge, creativity, physical stamina, and character in the Village’s after school, summer camp, and day off programs. We work closely with area schools to provide programs that complement schedules and curricula while providing participants with a nurturing, yet engaging, place to play.

Online registration is not available for PATH programs.

Our PATH Calendar is no substitute for your school district's most up-to-date calendar.


To begin PATH on the first day of school, register by Sunday, August 20th before 6:00 PM.


 Registration for the 2017-18 year begins May 1st. 


PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS
District 15
Black Hawk
G. Stanley Hall
Charles G. Reskin
 
District 16
Pheasant Ridge
Glen Hill
Americana
 
Sports Hub Preschool
M,W,F or M-F Sections for 4+ entering Kindergarten in the following fall.
 
HOURS OF OPERATION
Open Every School Day
Does Not Include Half Days
Early Release Mondays, 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Tuesdays - Fridays, 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
*For the AM Kindergarten and preschool programs, the program starts at approximately 11:30 am when the children are released from school and arrive at the Sports Hub.

We do not provide a before school care program at this time.

HOW DO I REGISTER?
Registration packets may be picked up the Sports Hub.  Registration begins May 1st.  Fees are listed on the registration form.
 
WHAT WILL MY CHILD DO?
A variety of academic enhancement and enrichment activities, indoor and outdoor games, music, arts and crafts, special events and guests are planned for your child’s time in our program. All activities are built around national or state standards in art, gym, or academics but designed to foster an understanding of completing an activity for experience rather than a grade.
 
WHAT ABOUT TRANSPORTATION?
Transportation will be provided by School Districts 15 and 16 for grades K-5.
 
WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?
Any questions pertaining to the PATH Program should be addressed to the Sports Hub staff.  They can be contacted at 630-260-6060 or you can email dale_hanstad@glendaleheights.org
 
THE BENEFITS
The main benefit of an after school program is that it widens your child's interests. It fosters development of innate talents for new activities and provides opportunities to hone them further.  After school activities discourage children from watching too much television and playing computer/video games.

Children acquire social awareness by working in a group. They learn how to become a responsible citizen by following rules. They also develop socialization skills. They shed shyness or inferiority complex and learn to adjust well in a group.

Children who attend after-school programs develop better communication skills. They also learn how to think on their feet. Besides improving school attendance and academic performance, the programs reinforce school learning with practical application.

PATH Pals (6th - 8th Grade)
The Village of Glendale Heights Recreation Department needs middle school students to serve as role models for our growing Pre-K through 5 grade after school program, PATH! Participants plan and lead groups under the guidance of our qualified PATH staff or can elect to participate in open gym. Activities include structured sports, homework help, as well as art or academic projects! The PATH program provides a curriculum which focuses on character building, healthy living, and community service. This program is a great way to ensure your child has structured after school supervision while he or she learns leadership skills and performs a community service under young adult mentors. Program operates from 3:00 until 6:30 pm, but parents are welcome to pick up the assistant counselor at any convenient time after 5:00 pm. Parents may also authorize self-release at a specified time after 5:00 pm. Open to students 6 through 8 grade residing in Districts 15 or 16. Currently bus transportation is available for Marquardt but not Glenside Middle.
Fee: $35 per month
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