Project SCOPE Summer 2016

Our school-age Summer SCOPE is anticipated to begin on Monday, June 6th and run through Friday, August 12th.

We are open at 7 AM and close at 6 PM, Monday through Friday. We will be closed on Monday, July 4th to observe Independence Day. Our schedule is based around weekly or bi-weekly themes of interest. The children will also enjoy arts and crafts, recreational swimming and many more exciting field trips. Parents should be aware that some field trips may conflict with the District 186 Summer Bridges program (Summer School).

Field trips, a complete breakfast, a nutritionally balanced lunch, and an afternoon snack are included in the weekly fee. Any additional food or activity charges will be noted in the summer weekly newsletter. Transportation for the field trips will be provided by First Student school buses unless it is a "walking" field trip. In addition to the planned field trips, there will be many on-site activities. With an active, fun-loving, yet safety-conscious staff, your child will be anxious for every day to begin at Summer SCOPE.

Summer registration will begin on Friday, February 26th for active, currently enrolled Project SCOPE students. (Summer registration will open to the public on Monday, March 14th.)

Families may inquire about our summer program anytime throughout the summer, but admittance will be based upon whether or not we have any openings in your child's grade level. Please note: we do not allow any students to start summer SCOPE during the last two full weeks of the summer program.

Summer Registration and Fee Information

Active, currently enrolled SCOPE students may register beginning February 26, 2016. Registration forms will be given to SCOPE enrollees by their SCOPE Lead.

Families that are not enrolled in the SCOPE program may register beginning Monday, March 14th. Registration forms will be distributed through your child's school if they are students in Springfield Public Schools. Although we have the informational page available now on our website for you to preview, the actual registration form will not be available on this website until Monday, March 14th.

There is a Non-Refundable Registration Fee of $25.00 per family due with your registration form. You have three options to return this registration form:

1. Mail it to: Project SCOPE, 2120 E. Reservoir St., Springfield, IL 62702.
2. Hand-Deliver it to: Our SCOPE office in Wanless School, 2120 E. Reservoir St., Springfield, IL 62702.
3. Turn it in: To the SCOPE Lead at your child's school. The SCOPE Leads will only accept these forms until Monday, March 21, 2016. After this date, you will have to either mail or hand-deliver the form.

The registration fee is not paid by CCCC or DCFS and will not be credited toward your weekly SCOPE fee. Registration will be open until all locations have reached maximum capacity. If your child does not start Summer SCOPE by Friday, June 17, 2016 and we have not received notification in writing along with a payment of $47.50 to secure your spot, your child will be dropped from the roster and their spot will be given to the next person on the waiting list and your registration fee will not be refunded. NO EXCEPTIONS!

The cost per week / per child is $95.00. All payments are due on Monday prior to the week of service.

Community Child Care Connection

We work with Community Child Care Connection for families that need assistance with their fee. For more information on CCCC, please call 525-2805 or visit their web site at Please note that it takes approximately two weeks for CCCC to process each application. PLEASE READ...Families that receive financial assistance from CCCC must have their paperwork approved before starting Summer SCOPE. Proof of CCCC assistance must be given to the SCOPE staff on the first day of Summer SCOPE. If proof is not given then a full week's payment is expected on the first day - NO EXCEPTIONS!

To qualify for the program, children need to have completed Kindergarten. Our oldest group of children will have just completed 5th grade. We have limited spaces for children with special needs. If your child has special needs please call our Coordinator at 525-3309 to discuss the summer program and your child's specific needs.