This Winter at Ivy League Kids: Winter Break Programs and Kids Basketball

Out-of-school time is well spent at Ivy League Kids! For many working families, school hours do not cover the extent of a full workday making the time outside of school hours a challenge. We’re excited to provide this sponsored content because it’s a great option for before and after school as well as school breaks and days off! You can also receive $10 off their Little Dribblers Youth Basketball League by using the code KIDLIST.

Ivy League Kids is a before and after school program that focuses on fitness recreation and academic enrichment in a healthy, safe environment for all students in Kindergarten through 8th grade in the southwest suburbs. A number of schools work with Ivy League Kids and their structured and organized activities not only have a positive impact on students, but also keep the work force working.

Their programs are onsite at the schools, which makes it a safe and convenient option for you! Ivy League Kids offers homework help, STEM education, arts & crafts, character building and sports and recreational activities. 

Winter Break at Ivy League Kids

For holidays or days off school, they have all-day programming in Mokena, Alsip, Joliet, Flossmoor and Manteno from December 23rd – January 6th. Winter Break Camp this year offers a diverse schedule of activities that include a holiday-themed baking day, STEM day, relay races, pajama party, and field trips to The Shedd Aquarium, Odyssey Fun World, Emagine Theatres, The Field Museum and much more. Lunch, snack and before and after hours are also included. Pre-registration is required.

Day Off Programming Locations

Mokena Rec Center
8500 W. 191st Street
Mokena, IL 60448
Hours: 6:00 am – 6:30 pm

Flossmoor Community Church
2220 Carroll Parkway
Flossmoor, IL 60422
Hours: 6:30 am – 6:30 pm

Laraway Elementary
1715 Rowell Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
Hours: 6:30 am – 6:30 pm

Manteno Cornerstone Church
393 Southcreek Drive
Manteno, IL 60950
Hours: 6:30 am – 6:30 pm

Stony Creek Elementary
11700 S Kolin Avenue
Alsip, IL 60803
Hours: 6:30 am – 6:30 pm

Heritage Trail Elementary
3389 Longford Drive
Joliet, IL 60431
Hours: 6:45 am – 6:00 pm

Little Dribblers Youth Basketball League

Registration is also open for the Ivy League Little Dribblers Youth Basketball League that kicks off January – March 2020 where K-3rd graders are learning new skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting and teamwork.  Practices and games take place at the Ivy League Rec Center in Mokena and depending on your team, practices can be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 6-7pm or 7-8pm. Games take place on Saturday mornings. Registration is $90 until December 20th, 2019. Use code KIDLIST to get $10 off your registration.

Ivy League Kids accepts the childcare assistance program (CCAP) offered by the state so families are able to apply for financial assistance if needed.

To learn more or to register, call 815-464-1265 or visit

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Kids Basketball Teams, Leagues, and Skill Building

About the Author

Annie Tandy
Annie loves making great memories with her kids and started Kidlist in 2011 so she can help others do the same! Besides finding fun and exciting things to do, Annie and her kids enjoy caring for their chickens and hanging out with them in the backyard. Click here to read about Annie's chickens and see pictures! She also finds joy in gardening, home improvement projects, knitting, soap making, and painting along with being active in her community, church, and as a board member of the Western Springs Business Association. Click here to follow Annie on Instagram.

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