School-Age Day Care
7 AM—6 PM on full days including the summer
2:45 PM—6 PM after-school days
- 1124 West Ainslie Street
- 5120 North Broadway
- 1108 West Foster Avenue
Children ages five through twelve may attend South-East
Asia Center’s school age child care program after school and full
day on most school holidays and during summer vacation.
On school days students are picked up after school at
McCutcheon, St. Thomas and Goudy schools at parent's request.
The priority on after-school days is to assist children
with homework. All teachers hold at least a B.A. degree which includes
courses in pedagogy. Teachers are all certified by Illinois Department of
Children and Family Services.
Children also receive a dietician-approved snack and are
provided an opportunity to browse through our library, work on computers,
or play educational games after homework is complete.
On full days, children take full advantage of the
opportunity to explore museums, wilderness areas, lakefront parks,
libraries, conservatories, and points of interest inside and out of the
community. Children receive a full breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack,
all dietician certified.
As first, second and even third generation immigrant
children have special growing pains to add to this already difficult
period of growing up, South-East Asia Center teachers and professional
support staff assist and support children through creation of a sensitive,
caring, and understanding environment and through individual attention,
counseling, and individualized lesson planning.
In this same regard, South-East Asia Center provides
parenting workshops which at least one parent is required to attend once a
month. Workshops are generally held at the end of the day while children
are cared for by their teachers.
Enroll your child early, as there is almost always a
waiting list. There are also doctor’s visits and paperwork which must be
completed before your child may begin classes. At this time you may also
discuss the low fees which are set by and subsidized by the Illinois
Department of Human Services. Fees are based upon your level of
To enroll your child contact the Ainslie office.