Welcome to the Before and After School Recreation Program

Please see the Park District BASE Website www.pdlg-base.org for BASE forms and information.

Please contact Leanna Hartung, BASE Program Superintendent with any questions.
708-588-2233 Email: leannahartung@pdlg.org


Child Care for school-age children exists to meet the needs of working parents and their children. One of the major goals of The Before and After School Program is to create a safe, secure and comforting environment for each child. We want the children to feel as if they were at home and our parents to have peace of mind.

The BASE Program is planned in response to the developmental needs of the children served. The Child Care program overlaps to some extent with both home and school, but has a separate identity. Since the BASE Program uses a block of time in which the child would ordinarily be at home, the program strives for more characteristics of home than school. The key to a successful program is to provide a flexible, enriched curriculum with age appropriate activities to meet the developmental needs of children and to support the family. The BASE program responds to a child's need to be responsible, independent, and a contributor to the group. The program is also designed to emphasize and promote a positive self-concept in each child.

The success of our program is due to the active involvement of parents. The child care staff and parents share observations, insights and concerns regarding their child. Open communication by the BASE staff and our parents is the key to a successful outcome for each family.

The Administration and Supervision of the program is the responsibility of the Park District of La Grange.

  • BASE Registration for 2018-19
    Registration for next year's BASE begins in March. 


    March 12th begins registration for Full Time families: meaning Morning and Afternoon Care Only families can register.

    March 26th begins registrations for all other families: meaning Part Time Care who need care whether it is just afternoon care or just morning care.

    All registrations are accepted at the Park District not at the BASE programs.

    Registration is $30.00


  • Agreement for B.A.S.E Transfer to Park District
    Attached is a PDF file of the "Lease For Portions of Several School Buildings" between District 102 and the Park District of LaGrange.
  • Barnesdale Road School
  • Congress Park
  • Cossitt Avenue
  • Forest Road
  • Ogden Avenue School 
Training and License Information
Exhibit B: Safety Training Sessions for all Staff
To apply for the recent Board of Educataion vacancy, please click here for the application packet.  Applications are due October 28 by 3pm.