Our Mission

Extended Time is a unique, inclusive service operated by qualified, experienced staff. With a mix of independent and organized activities, we provide the children opportunities to make appropriate choices. Extended Time fosters growth and development of perseverance, curiosity and responsibility.

We Provide:

  • Independent and Organized Activities
  • Indoor/Outdoor Play
  • Homework Support
  • Team Building Opportunities
  • Physical Activity
  • A Nurturing Environment
  • Nutritional Snacks
  • Assistance with preparing students (changing/practicing) for after school activities and escorting them to their on-site location (scouts, art, sports, tutoring.)

ET staff provide supervised recreational activities allowing time for group games, arts and crafts, movies, field trips, fun with friends and even homework! This program also allows your children to participate in after school art classes or sport practices you might not have been able to transport them to.

Children must be toilet trained. No PULL-UPs allowed. Staff does not manage personal care.

2021-22 extended time sites

Woods Creek Elementary, Canterbury/Coventry Elementary, West/South Elementary, Indian Prairie Elementary, Husmann Elementary, North Elementary, Glacier Ridge Elementary

2021-22 extended time Time Slots

3:30 PM-6:15 PM

2021-2022 school year registration

Registration begins Monday, May 10.

Registration can change daily so it is important to call our office for current program availability. Sandra Thompson 815.459.0680 ext. 1220, sthompson@crystallakeparks.org.

Registration is in-person only at our Administration Office located at 1 E. Crystal Lake Avenue, Crystal Lake. When registering in-person, please bring with you a $50 non-refundable registration fee and first month's tuition.

Administrative Building

1 E. Crystal Lake Avenue, Crystal Lake

Regular Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday, 8:30 am -5 pm

Drive Up Window Drop Off Services

Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-Noon

Saturdays, 9:30 am-12 pm (April-Aug)

Wednesdays, 5-6:30 pm (Sept-March)

  • Extended Time 2021-2022 registration information and Fees

    AM SESSION: 6:15 AM-9 AM
    PM SESSION: 3:30 PM-6:15 PM

    Code 520921 plus section code for timeframe selection (waitlist)

    Code 520922 plus section code for timeframe selection

    Code 520923 plus section code for timeframe selection

    Indian Prairie
    Code 520924 plus section code for timeframe selection

    Code 520925 plus section code for timeframe selection

    Code 520926 plus section code for timeframe selection (waitlist)

    Glacier Ridge
    Code 520927 plus section code for timeframe selection

    Please note: ET Junior Leaders not available for the 2020-2021 School Year

    2021-2022 School year ET FEES

    Section Code

    # Days/Time Slot

    Monthly Fee

    -01 3 mornings/6:15 -9 am
    $140 additional child
    -02 5 mornings/ 6:15 -9 am $275
    $220 additional child
    -03 3 afternoons/3:30-6:15 pm
    $172 additional child
    -04 5 afternoons/3:30-6:15 pm $320
    $256 additional child
    -05 3 mornings & 3 afternoons 6:15-9am +3:30-6:15 pm $337
    $270 additional child
    -06 5 mornings & 5 afternoons 6:15-9 am + 3:30-6:15 pm $535
    $428 additional child
    -07 3 mornings & 5 afternoons 6:15-9 am + 3:30-6:15 pm $495
    -08 5 mornings & 3 afternoons 6:15-9 am + 3:30-6:15 pm $487

    Fee Notes

    • A $50 non-refundable registration fee will be charged at time of initial registration
    • There are no payments for August and June. These weeks are averaged into 9 equal payments throughout the school year.
    • Siblings receive a 20% discount.
    • First month's tuition is refundable if cancellation is made prior to the start of the school year.
    • Reduced rates are available to Park District residents in need.
    • If your school is at capacity, we will place your child on a waiting list. Please contact Sam Thompson, 815.459.0680, ext. 1220 for more information.
    • Parents who select the 3 day option can change the choice of days of the week as needed, based on their weekly schedule.

  • Billing Information

    • Bills are sent electronically to the email address on file. ET bills are sent via e-mail from vsimail.com. Bills go out approximately around the 15th of the month. If you do not receive a bill, please check your junk box.
    • Fees are paid monthly by the 1st of the month. Fees paid later than the 10th of the month will incur a late fee of $25 per child and your child is no longer eligible to attend. ET attendance may resume upon FULL payment of your child's bill.
    • Payments for Extended Time can be mailed to or dropped off at the Administrative Office, 1 E.Crystal Lake Avenue. Down below are directions on how to set up automatic monthly payments or paying online. If you have any questions regarding billing please contact Kim Dunn at (815)459-0680 ext 1233.


    • You must sign up online for the auto debit feature for ET fees EVERY year. The system links the auto debit feature to an activity code for a specific school year.
    • You can pay your bill online
    • You may request a "temporary" user name and password to access your account online if you do not have one from our customer service staff.
    • You can change your user name, password, and even update your e-mail online.
    • You will be locked out of the online system if 3 attempts are made unsuccessfully. You will then need to call our customer service staff during business hours to request the password be changed and your account unlocked.
    • All request for changes to the ET program MUST be submitted in writing to our billing bookkeeper. You may send the request via e-mail to kdunn@crystallakeparks.org
    • Our punch pass is a daily punch pass which can be used for mornings, afternoons, both and institute days. The punch pass consists of 10 daily punches before you need to renew. Please bring your child to the Administrative Office so we can take their photo and attach to the fob. Fobs will be scanned at the ET location and you can check usage online.


    1. Log into crystallakeparks.org. Click on the "Register/Login" button to access the login screen. You will need a username and password. For a temporary username and password, please call 815-459-0680. (Blue Oval button). Then click on "Login" in the top green bar at the top of the screen that appears and you may now login.
    2. Pay any outstanding Extended Time or Preschool tuition. The system does NOT charge any outstanding balances that are on the account prior to completing the auto debit process.
    3. To pay the outstanding balance, click "My Account", click "Pay Old Balances", check box, add to cart, and checkout.
    4. Once balance is paid, under "My Account" click "Installment Billing".
    5. Click "Update Bill Type". Change this from Installment Billing to Credit Card.
    6. Click on "Update Credit Card". Enter credit card information.
    7. The box labeled "Next Bill Date" will be the next time the credit card on file will be charged.

    Please note: The credit card on file will be charged the day the bills are processed. This is approximately the 15th of the month prior to the billing due date.


    1. Click to go to login in page. You will need a username and password. For a temporary username and password, please call 815.459.0680.
    2. Click on "Register/Login" button (Blue Oval button) to access the login screen.
    3. Then click on "Login" in the top green bar at the top of the screen that appears and you may now login.
    4. To pay the outstanding balance, click "My Account", click "Pay Old Balances", check box by your child's name, add to cart, and proceed to checkout.

    For any questions, please contact Kim Dunn at 815-459-0680, ext. 1233.

  • **punch pass is currently not available during 2021-22 school year**

    Extended Time Punch Pass

    Are you a parent with a changing schedule? We offer a 10-day Punch Pass at each school site. The passes can be used for regular school days, half days or Institute Days. Once registered you need to call 815.459-0680 x1215 or x1220 one day before your child will attend.

    Upon registration you will receive a key chain fob to scan at school ET site. Fobs need to be picked up at the Crystal Lake Park District Administration Office, 1 E Crystal Lake Avenue, Crystal Lake. Please note as of Apr 23: the Admin. Office is closed until further notice, please contact Sam Thompson to make arrangements to pick up your fob. Passes are non-refundable and non-transferable and expire at the end of the school year. Passes are sold on a first come, first served basis. Ten (10) passes are available at each school. You will be notified upon completion of their Punch Pass. They may then register for a new one.

    Program Fee: $430

    The ET program runs through the D47 school year. ET will be closed on national holidays. A list of those dates will be provided at the start of the school year.

  • School Site


    Site Contact Info

    ALL SITES 2021-2022 Welcome Newsletter August 2021
    Canterbury/Coventry Sep 2021
    Glacier Ridge Sep 2021 ccollis@crystallakeparks.org
    Husmann Sep 2021 swillis@crystallakeparks.org
    Indian Prairie Sep 2021 kbrummitt@crystallakeparks.org
    North Sep 2021 cdoyle@crystallakeparks.org
    South/West Sep 2021 mrogers@crystallakeparks.org
    Woods Creek Sep 2021 gsmak@crystallakeparks.org

    Parent Handbook

    Please review the current school year Extended Time Parent Handbook. If you have any questions, please contact Sandra Thompson, (815) 459-0680, ext. 1220.



    Once registered, you will receive an email invitation to fill out emergency forms online through campdoc.com. This needs to be done before your child may attend Extended Time. This system will give our ET supervisors and directors instant access to required emergency forms. The security, confidentiality and privacy of your child's personal information will always be protected. Only select Crystal Lake Park District personnel will have access to your child's information and the campdoc.com site is secure and encrypted for your protection. If you are having trouble accessing campdoc.com, you can email help@campdoc.com or call (734) 636-1000.


  • friendly reminders for pick-up and drop-off

    • ET opens at 6:15 AM. No early birds please. Our staff uses this time to set-up for the morning.
    • Closing time is promptly at 6:15 PM. If you are picking up your child close to closing time, please be aware our staff needs to leave their site promptly at 6:15 PM.
    • There will be a late charge when a child is picked up after closing time in the amount of $10 up to 6:20 pm and $1 per minute thereafter, charged on your next bill. After 6:30 PM, if we have had no contact from a parent, a responsible party from your emergency form, then police will be called and your child taken into protective custody until a parent or guardian can be located. In case you are late and no one is at the ET site, first contact the people on your emergency form to verify whether or not any of them have your child, secondly call the police if you cannot located your child. Please note: consistent lateness will result in being dropped from the program.
    • If someone other than the person(s) listed on the Emergency Form will be picking up your child, or your child will be absent, please call your ET Site.
    • If we will be dispensing medication, you will need to have a Crystal Lake Park District medication form filled out by your physician.