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. The program is located at Crow Island School (1112 Willow Road) and is open to all District students. Kindergarten students are welcome at the before and after school sessions.On Deck! operates only when The Winnetka Public Schools are in session. Please check with the Winnetka Park District and the Winnetka Community House for care options on conference days, holidays, and during school vacations.
Program Transportation Parent-paid transportation is available to Greeley School and Hubbard Woods School in the morning and from both schools to Crow Island School in the afternoon. Parent-paid transportation to and from Skokie and Washburne Schools can be arranged if necessary. Rates for transportation can be found here. If you would like to sign up for transportation, please contact Mary Lee at 847-446-9400.
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.
Kindergarten Care Kindergarten students may enroll in the Before-School Program and/or the After–School Program.
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.