Ivy League Kids Before and After School
Sports and Recreation Program

For parents, we provide as much parental convenience as possible.

Ivy League Kids believes that out of school hours are an important time to enrich the lives of children to help them succeed in school and in life. We offer quality before and after school programming that focuses on fitness recreation and academic enrichment in a healthy, safe environment to all students in Kindergarten through 8th grade.

We know our staff are important role models to children and the community, therefore, we are committed to providing a fun-filled, rewarding program that supports the physical, mental and emotional development of school-age children in order to improve their quality of life.

Our goal is to design interactive activities that engage student’s different interests.

For parents, our goal is to provide as much parental convenience as possible. It is our desire that when the workday is finished, a parent’s evening focuses on nurturing their family.

We provide a safe and secure environment where they can develop core character values of respect, integrity, and accountability while they learn teamwork, leadership and self worth.

To achieve this mission, the program, through effective board and staff leadership, will provide a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment based on good morals, ethics and values for the programming and education of children with respect for diverse family cultures.

Unlike traditional daycares, our before and after school sports & recreation program features enrichment & educational activities, flexible schedules, affordable tuition, and on-site school locations for safety and convenience. We serve students in Mokena, Tinley Park, Palos Heights, Frankfort, Chicago Heights, Lansing, Oak Forest, Midlothian, Orland Park and the surrounding areas.

We are NOT babysitting! We are programming with purpose, play & passion! 

Before & After School Programming Available In: 

Summit Hill District # 161, Mokena District # 159, Kirby District # 140, Forest Ridge District #142, Palos District #118, Community Consolidated School District #146, Chicago Heights District #170, Midlothian District # 143, Lansing District #158 and the Ivy League Mokena Rec Center

Not in your district? We’d love to chat how we can bring Ivy League Kids to your school! Contact us today!

Our Philosophy

Parents are the first teachers in their child’s life. Families deserve safe, pleasant, and dependable programming as adults pursue necessary responsibilities. Each child is a unique individual and deserves to be treated as such. Trust, love, and respect are the first stages of building strong self-esteem.

As they grow, children have a desire and an increasing ability to develop self-control and get along with others. We as staff are important role models to parents and children.

Little Dribblers is FITNESS

Little Dribblers enjoy the benefits of a great workout that uses all their muscle groups. Dribbling, shooting and passing are great ways to improve a child’s coordination, fine motor skills, speed and agility.

Montessori is INTERACTING

Ivy League Kids Montessori School is based on the philosophy, teachings, and materials developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. The primary classroom is an environment that encourages social integration for concentration, cooperative learning, peer teaching, and emotional development.

Kinderbridge is DEVELOPMENT

The Ivy League Kids Pre-Kindergarten Program serves children who are currently enrolled in a half day Pre-Kindergarten class. The program enhances and furthers the development of children whose families want more than half day Pre-Kindergarten for their children.

Our Goals

  • To provide a welcoming and safe atmosphere where children can think, grow, learn and create.
  • To ensure teacher/child interactions are based on knowledge about developmental stages and respect for individual children’s learning style, creativity, and abilities.
  • To provide a carefully planned schedule and curriculum that supports minds-on and hands-on activities for maximum learning by each child.
  • To honor each child by providing a peaceful atmosphere that encourages the development of positive sense of self, as a person worthy of love and respect, and where empathy and collaborative efforts are taught and modeled.
  • To provide an atmosphere where staff work together in unity and find fulfillment in their work as a role model.

Ivy League’s Core Values

Safety – We are committed to providing an uplifting and positive atmosphere for our campers and staff in a secure and safe environment.
Caring – We are sensitive and nurturing.
Passion – We are committed in all that we do.
Integrity – We do what we say we are going to do, and are truthful.
Fun – We want everyone we meet to laugh, smile and have a good time. We take fun seriously!


CPR Certified

All of our site directors and site aides are CPR/First Aid certified & background checked.

Experienced Educators

Combined teaching experience spans many disciplines and years.

Committed to Safety

Safety is our top priority.

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