Tiger Den Childcare 2023-24

Before & After School Tiger Den Program

Enrollment forms must be completed each year and prior to attendance. You may download forms online or pick them up at the registration desk. Enrollment forms must be approved prior to registering for services. Once approved, participants may register online or at the park district office. The Byron Park District's Child Care Programs Tiger Den and Fun Zones are geared for school-aged children in K-5th grade.

Tiger Den is a licensed-exempt cooperative program between the Byron School & Park District, which provides elementary school children structured activities and quality care in a convenient and safe location. Tiger Den staff escorts students to school in the morning and picks up students in a designated location when school dismisses. The program is designed to be flexible and accommodate working parents; however, all individuals are welcome to participate!

It is the objective of Byron Park District to not only provide quality supervision and care in Tiger Den, but also help each child develop fundamental play, social, and communication skills. The school's positive behavior system is also incorporated into our program. Tiger Den activities include organized games, themed activities or crafts, snacks, study time, and supervised free play. Various toys, board games, card games, arts and craft supplies, and LEGOS are available.

  • Time: 6:00-7:50am (Check-in 6:00-7:50 am)
  • Fee: $7/day
  • Optional cold breakfast before 7:00 am
  • Supervised free play and/or gym time
  • Time: 3:10-6:00 pm (Pickup no later than 6:00 pm)
  • Fee: $12/day
  • Schedule:
    • 3:10-3:30 pm: Participant pickup
    • 3:30-4:15 pm: K-1st outside or gym; 2nd-5th snack & homework
    • 4:15-5:00 pm: K-1st snack & group activities; 2nd-5th outside or gym
    • 5:00-6:00 pm: Supervised free play

Services will NOT be offered on school snow/cold days. If your child(ren) are already at Tiger Den when school is cancelled, we will contact you and request that you pick up your child(ren) as soon as possible to ensure safety of all children and staff members. Credits WILL be given for snow/cold days when no services are offered.

FUN ZONE- No School/Holiday Program

This program is designed for the parent(s) who have to work while their child has a day off school. Age-appropriate games and activities, supervised free-time, snacks, and lunch will be scheduled daily. Children must bring their own lunch. A minimum of 8 individuals must be registered during winter & spring break days to hold the program. Children must be enrolled in the Tiger Den Childcare Program prior to participation.


TIME: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm (Check-in 6:00-9:00 am; Check-out 4:00-6:00 pm)
FEE: $29/day for the first child; $24/day for each additional child

2023-24 FULL DAYS

  • Monday, October 9
  • Friday, October 27
  • Winter Break: December 22, 27, 28, 29
  • Winter Break: January 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Monday, January 8
  • Monday, January 15
  • Monday, February 19
  • Spring Break: March 25, 26, 27, 28
  • Monday, April 1
  • Friday, April 26

TIME: 11:15 am-6:00 pm.
FEE: $20/day for the first child; $17/day for each additional child*
*Morning Tiger Den childcare fee is not included in the half day Fun Zone Fee.

2023-24 HALF DAYS
  • Friday, September 1
  • Friday, October 6
  • Friday, November 10
  • Ffiday, February 16
  • August 14-15
  • September 4
  • November 22, 23, 24
  • December 25, 26
  • January 1
  • March 29
  • May 27