Since 1985, the Tri-Town YMCA has been offering Y’s Kids Programs, a safe before and after school alternative, for children to attend, while their parents are at work or continuing their education. 

In 2020, Tri-Town YMCA is responding to local community needs by offering flexible options for families in it’s Remote Enrichment At District 45 (R.E.A.D.) program for children enrolled in Kindergarten through 8th Grade. At this time, there are no residency requirements to participate in this program. Priority will be given to School District 45 students, but it is open to students residing in and out of School District 45 Villa Park.

The following details will help you and your family better understand this program as you make the decision that is best for your family. Please note that R.E.A.D. is a school-age program that does follow the standards set forth by DCFS and is considered license-exempt. Our teacher-to-student ratio is 1:10. 

Click here for the R.E.A.D. Program Handbook 

Click here for Registration Form

Click here for Allergy Action Plan Form

Click here for Diabetes Action Plan Form

R.E.A.D Program Times & Rates

On-Site child care will be available at designated District 45 schools. Your child(ren) will be assigned to their site before the program begins. There is an annual, nonrefundable registration & supply fee of $50 per child. This fee includes the typical school supplies your child will need while they are in program. 

  • Full Day Program:  7AM – 6PM  |  Weekly Fee: $180
  • School Day Program: 7AM – 3:30PM  |  Weekly Fee: $140

Weekly program fees will be charged to your credit card on file the Friday before care is provided. 

R.E.A.D. Program Locations

At this time, participants will be located at North Elementary School located at 150 W. Sunset, Villa Park, IL 60181. Additional District 45 sites have been identified and may be added as enrollment increases. 

Child Care Assistance Program

Tri-Town YMCA does work with and accepts the Illinois Department of Human Services’ Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP). To learn more information about CCAP, if your family qualifies for this program, and for an application for CCAP, please visit YWCA Metropolitan Chicago


Registration is now open and is available online or you may call us to register over the telephone M-F 8AM-6PM. 

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