Begun as a safe alternative for latchkey Hawthorne Scholastic Academy students in 1979, RAP continues to serve diverse grade school children from all over Chicago with supervised activities such as cooking, crafts, field trips, homework tutoring, puzzles and play after the Hawthorne school day, full days on most Chicago Public School holidays and in-service days, and all day during the summer.
RAP originated in 1979 as a ministry of Resurrection Lutheran Church in an effort to provide a consistent and quality child care alternative to parents/guardians who can benefit from additional community support due to family, work and/or school responsibilities. RAP provides care and supervision in a safe, playful, stimulating, homelike environment for children ages 5-12. We welcome children of all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, physical handicap, national origin, or ethnicity. Our goal is to create a respectful community where children can express themselves and play comfortably, while developing valuable social skills. We aim to provide children with experiences which promote the development of meaningful values and friendship in a safe environment.
Our After School Program offers:
- An excellent teacher-child ratio – currently 1:10.
- Caring, competent staff certified in First Aid and CPR.
- Licensed by State of Illinois for up to 30 children.
- School age program – for children 5-12 years old.
- Flexible enrollment plans. 10 plans to choose from - Sign up for 1 to 5 days per week, after school, holidays or no holidays.
- A sliding fee scale. Discounted tuition for those families that qualify.
- After school sessions are held Monday through Friday from 3 PM to 6:30 PM on days that Chicago Public Schools are in session.
- After School session: 3:00 to 6:30 PM. (RAP staff will accompany children from Hawthorne Scholastic Academy at 3:15 PM.)
AdmissionMAKE A TUITION PAYMENT
We invite you to discover how RAP could provide a healthy and engaging after school environment for your child. Our flexible enrollment plans
are designed to meet your needs. Tuition assistance is offered in the form of a sliding fee scale
. To arrange a tour, please contact the Director
. All of our staff, children, and families will be happy to share more about the RAP experience with you and your child.
To apply for enrollment, please use the 2012-2013 Fall Application
. Enrollment is limited to 30 children per day. Priority is given to children registering for full-time care.
You will be notified by the Director when your application has been accepted.
FundraisingMAKE A DONATION
Tuition assistance is an important component of our non-profit mission. Our goal is to offer tuition assistance to ALL families who qualify. In order to do this, we must continuously work to build up our tuition assistance fund. Donations
of any amount are greatly appreciated and are tax-deductible.
Occasionally RAP will conduct fundraisers (a rummage sale or spaghetti dinner, for example) to raise money for special projects. Parents and friends of RAP are encouraged to participate and to suggest their own fundraising ideas. Please contact the Director
with your great ideas!
RAP benefits when you shop online using the following links. Please remember to come here first when doing your online shopping. www.igive.com
, a penny a search and a portion of each purchase will be donated to RAP.