Before & After School Extended Care

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.

Take Our BASEC Interest Survey

Please use the following link to tell us which BASEC option you would prefer for next year:

Options include:

  • Part-time before school only (one or two days a week)  — $20 per week
  • Part-time after school only (one or two days a week) — $40 per week
  • Full-time before school (three or more days a week) — $35 per week
  • Full-time after school (three or more days a week)  $60 per week
  • Full-time before and after school (three or more days a week) — $95 per week

Please note that this interest survey is to help us hire appropriate staff leading up to the first day of school for 2021-22. This does not mean your child is registered for BASEC.

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. The first day of school for 2021-22 is Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021.

How to Sign Up for BASEC

BASEC registration information for 2021-22 will be available shortly. Check back soon!

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.

Child Care Assistance Information

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

Mr. Imaad Dada
District 401 Main Office
Phone: 708-583-5844

For More Information

Details about the 2021-22 BASEC program will be available soon.