Before & After School Extended Care


At Picket Fence Learning Center, we know how valuable extended childcare is to working parents. We are excited to announce that we will be offering a high quality and affordable Before & After School Program for our District 401 students! 

In addition to providing a safe and enriching environment, BASEC offers:

  • Supervised activities
  • Homework time
  • Nutritious Snack
  • Arts and crafts
  • Computers and games
  • Caring and friendly environment

Locations & Contact Information

Elmwood Elementary School

2319 N. 76th Ave.
Elmwood Park, IL 60707
(708) 583-6641 (business hours only)

John Mills Elementary School

2824 N. 76th Ave.
Elmwood Park, IL 60707
(708) 583-6289 (business hours only)

Program administrator:

Toni Chakchay (708) 609-0339

Daily Hours

  • Before school: 7:00 a.m. to 8:35 a.m.
  • After school: 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Mondays, and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
  • Summer Camp: Before Care 7:00am to 9:00am. Aftercare 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

Weekly Tuition Rates

For updated information about our weekly tuition rates, please see the pricing chart in the following document:

BASEC Tuition Rates

School Enrollment Requirements

School Year: Your child must be enrolled as a District 401 student before registering for BASEC.

Summer Camp: There is no residential rule, all children up to 8th grade are welcome. 

Please see the BASEC Family Handbook below for more information.

To learn more about District 401 student enrollment, please visit the district website.

Register for BASEC

Please fill out the following documents:

BASEC Family Handbook

BASEC Registration Form

Once completed, attach your forms below and submit your enrollment request. A BASEC supervisor will review your documents and reach out to you shortly.

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Child Care Assistance

If you think your child qualifies for Illinois Action for Children assistance, please contact our program administrator for more information:

Toni Chakchay

(708) 609-0339

Preschool Staff

Interested in a tour?

Call 708-452-4544 for Elmwood Park,
708-401-4544 for River Grove or click below!



36 Conti Parkway
(Elmwood Park Circle)
Elmwood Park, IL 60707
P: 708-452-4544
F: 708-453-7994


2624 N. Oak Street
River Grove, IL 60171
P: 708-401-4544
F: 708-593-4544

Emergency School Closings

If our schools are closed to due inclement weather, the information would be posted here, on our Facebook Page and with the Emergency Closing Center.

NAEYC Accredited Daycare

We are the only local daycare & learning center to be Accredited by the National Association For the Education Of Young Children.