Before & After School Extended Care

NOTE: For updated information about weekly and monthly tuition rates for BASEC, please see the charts in this document.

Are you concerned about finding high quality but affordable care for your child before and after school while you're at work?

District 401 can help. We offer BASEC — short for "Before & After School Extended Care" — at both Elmwood and John Mills elementary schools for students in grades K-5.

How to Register for BASEC

We are excited to announce that registration for the 2021-22 BASEC program is now OPEN!

Please use the following link to begin your registration:

When adding any additional students, please select "add another student." 

If you do not have a MySchoolBucks account, you will need to create one.

Please keep in mind that your child MUST be registered for school prior to submitting the forms to successfully register for BASEC.

Questions? Reach out to our BASEC supervisors at their respective email addresses:

If you need to reach the John Mills BASEC program via phone, please use the following number, which is a land line to the John Mills lunchroom:

  • 1-708-583-6289

School Enrollment Requirement

Your child must be enrolled as a 2021-22 District 401 student before registering for BASEC.

To learn more about the school enrollment process, please see the Enrollment & Fees section of the District website.

What is BASEC?

We know how valuable extended child care is to working parents. In addition to providing a safe space for your children, BASEC offers an enriching environment.

BASEC is not a babysitting service but instead offers:

  • Supervised activities
  • Homework time
  • Nutritious snack
  • Arts and crafts
  • Computers and games
  • Safe, caring environment


BASEC is held mornings and afternoons at both of our elementary schools:

Elmwood Elementary School
2319 N. 76th Ave.
Elmwood Park, IL 60707
BASEC Supervisor: Ariana Di Diana

John Mills Elementary School
2824 N. 76th Ave.
Elmwood Park, IL 60707
BASEC Supervisor: Sarah Manzano

Daily Hours

  • Before school: 7 to 8:35 a.m.
  • After school: 3 to 6 p.m.

Weekly & Monthly Tuition

For updated information about weekly and monthly BASEC tuition rates, please see the charts in this document:

Child Care Assistance Information

If you think your child qualifies for Illinois Action for Children assistance, please contact:

Mr. Armir Doka, Business Manager/CSBO
Elmwood Park CUSD401
8201 W Fullerton
Elmwood Park IL  60707
708-583-5844 (phone)
708-452-9504 (fax)