Welcome to District 197 School-Age Care


School Age Care strives to continually improve and deliver a program that promotes an environment where children can explore and develop their creative, personal, physical, and ethical attributes; where strengths are fostered, active learning is child driven, their individual uniqueness is embraced and the fun and learning never ends.

We provide a stimulating environment for fun and adventure! Children will be encouraged to try new things and to develop positive relationships with peers and staff. We promote an atmosphere of trust and respect and strive to assist children in building strong self esteem!

School-Age Care (SAC) programs offer childcare that creates a safe, warm environment where children feel secure and respected.


Extra Innings: School-year program for children in grades kindergarten-four

Encore: School-year program for children in grades five-eight

Hours of Operation:
Before School Care: 6:30 a.m. to the start of school.
After School Care: end of school unil 6:00 p.m.

SAC Summer Camp: 
Summer program for children entering grades kindergarten-eight. Monday - Friday, 
6:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

School Release Days:
If your child goes to Garlough, Moreland or the Encore program you need to bring your child to Garlough Elementary School for School Release Days.

If your child goes to Pilot Knob, Somerset, or Mendota you need to bring your child to Mendota for School Release Days.

When we are eating lunch on a fieldtrip, please send along a disposal lunch and beverage.

There is no reduction of fees for child's absence.

Each School Release Day is $40