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PALS/Latchkey

 PALS Latchkey
  • The PALS/Latchkey Program is an after-school child care program that provides a safe place for children between the ages of 6-12 while their parents are working, in school or in an educational program.
  • Program hours are 3 - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday during East St. Louis School District 189’s academic school year. Children receive nutritious snacks, and various field trips are offered throughout the year.
  • The program was designed by SIUE’s East St. Louis Center, School District 189 and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. It is funded through the Illinois Department of Human Services. The program is staffed by certified teachers and is licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.


Services Offered

  • individual and group counseling
  • tutorial services
  • training in health and safety programs
  • a safe and secure environment
  • free nutritional snacks
  • participation in cultural, social, educational and recreational programs

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Application Process

  1. Children ages of 6 through 12 must be enrolled in designated program schools.
  2. Children must have a completed physical examination and tuberculin skin test within a six month period prior to enrollment.
  3. Parents must be working, in school or in an educational program.
  4. Parents must submit income verification.
  5. Parents must submit completed application packet.

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Site Locations
Location 1:
Dunbar School
1835 Tudor Ave.
East St. Louis, IL 62207
PHONE (618) 874 - 4101
Hours: 3:15 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Location 2:
A.M. Jackson School
2700 Summit Ave.
East St. Louis, IL 62205
PHONE (618) 482-8334
Hours: 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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Costs
Parent fees are assessed based upon Illinois Department of Human Services Sliding Fee Scale for Day Care Centers.

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Information Form
(Print and Complete)
Yes, I am interested in enrolling my child(ren) in the PALS/Latchkey Program.

I am interested in enrolling my child(ren) at:

Dunbar School
A.M. Jackson School

(Please Print)

Name _______________________________

Address ____________________________

City _________________________________

State ____________ ZIP ________________

Telephone:

(Day)_______________________

(Evening) ___________________

For more information, call (618) 482 8334 or visit the East St. Louis Center or mail to:

SIUE East St. Louis Center
PALS/Latchkey Program
601 James Thompson Blvd
East St. Louis, IL 62201

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