As schools in our community hold remote and hybrid learning programs due to COVID, KidRec is offering a new Remote Learning program to support these students and their parents with e-learning by providing a structured environment for them to complete their lessons and coursework. The weekly program is open to children in kindergarten through 8th grade. The new program begins on Monday, Sept. 8.

Along with the remote learning schedule, there will also be time each day dedicated to recreational activities in our Sports Zone, X Rooms and basketball court areas. Each week, our staff will include a social-emotional learning component based on Illinois state social-emotional standards, such as self-management, responsible decision-making and relationship skills to help promote a safe and positive learning environment.

Weekly Registration

Weekly registration for the KidRec Remote Learning program can be completed by contacting FitRec’s Assistant Director of Youth Programs and Student Development, Angela Caringella, at 708-608-4066 or  Registration is due the Wednesday prior to each scheduled week of remote learning.  No late enrollments will be accepted.

Our Staff

KidRec staff will be on hand to assist children with remote learning, encourage engagement during lessons, help log on and off virtual coursework, explain and assist with problem solving and class assignments throughout each day. All childcare attendants go through background screenings and are CPR/First Aid/AED certified. Our staff consists primarily of college students from Moraine Valley and other local colleges. Our staff will provide supervision and support during the program, but please remember they are not certified educators. However, our staff will be trained by a certified educator/school counselor with 18 years of experience in the Chicago Public School system. KidRec staff will be responsible for checking on student’s daily tasks and progress, but it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to continue communication with the teachers. There will be no direct communication from KidRec staff to your student’s educator/teacher.

Session Options and Pricing

There are full-day (8 am until 3:30 pm) and half-day (8 am until 12 pm) options that run Monday to Friday each week. Minimum to register is two days a week and prices are listed in the table below with a discount applied for current members of FitRec*.  A 20-percent discount will be applied to any weekly sessions registered prior to September 30, 2020.  There is an additional 5-percent discount for families registering multiple children for the program.

Participants will be separated into one of three “classrooms” by grade level (grades K-2, grades 3-5, grades 6-8), but siblings can be grouped together if requested. *Must have active FitRec membership for duration of session in order to get Member pricing below. 

Full-Day Rates (8 am until 3:30 pm)Full-Day Rates (8 am until 3:30 pm)Half-Day Rates (8 am until 12 pm)Half-Day Rates (8 am until 12 pm)
Full Week$190 per week$250 per week$105 per week$140 per week
Three Days a Week$150 per week$195 per week$90 per week$120 per week
Two Days a Week$100 per week$130 per week$60 per week$80 per week

Necessary Materials

All participants in the remote learning program need to bring the following materials to complete their e-learning lessons and coursework:

  • e-learning equipment (laptops, tablet, IPad (fully charged), plus the charger for this equipment
  • headphones
  • Water bottle
  • Comfortable clothes & shoes for recreational activities
  • Face masks for entering and moving around facility
  • Lunch & snacks
  • Books, word puzzles, crafts for downtime after assignments are completed

*Masks required to enter facility and when social distancing is not possible. Staff will take child’s temperature before entering.

To learn more about or register your child(ren) for this new Remote Learning program at KidRec, call or e-mail FitRec’s Assistant Director of Youth Programs and Student Development Angela Caringella at 708-608-4066 or