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Champions at Pierce Downer Elementary

1436 Grant St. Downers Grove IL 60515
(630) 390-0355

Area Manager: Setara Sous - Direct: (847) 445-5897 - Email:


Champions has a great solution for busy working families: activities that combine fun and learning, together with the safety and convenience of a high-quality program right inside your school. Champions offers a variety of group and individual activities designed to keep your child exploring and growing.
From art, dramatic play, math and science to problem-solving, language, motor skills and more, we help your child continue learning and developing essential life skills – whether school is in session or not.

Summer Camp will be held at Belle Aire Elementary. Register under Downers Grove SD58 Camp in the registration portal

Before- and After-School: Grades K-6

Ages: 5-12
Dates: 2023/2024 School Year (Dates subject to change according to school district’s schedule)
Hours: 6:45 - 8:20 AM // 3:00 - 6:00 PM (Monday 2:00 - 6:00 PM)

Champions provides busy, working families like yours the flexibility to extend the learning day before and after school for school-age children ages 5 to 12 years. With a balance of child-initiated and teacher-led activities, our programs serve your child’s wide variety of interests and skills by giving them choice.

Winter Break

Dates: December 26, 2023 - January 5, 2024
Hours: 6:45 AM - 6:00 PM

The Champions Winter Break program brings learning and fun together—and the best part? We help children build their potential by encouraging them to choose their own learning activities, work in groups, and stay active. This year, we will shine a spotlight on science, reptiles, or stage production, depending on the site. Families can come one day or every day—whatever works for them!

Spring Break

Dates: March 25 - 29, 2024
Hours: 6:45 AM - 6:00 PM

Summer Break

Dates: June 3 - August 9, 2024
Hours: 6:45 AM - 6:00 PM

2023/2024 School Year
1-2 days: $35 per week
3-5 days: $48 per week
1-2 days: $59 per week
3-5 days: $103 per week
Winter/Spring Break
1 day: $49 per week
2 days: $98 per week
3 days: $147 per week
4 days: $196 per week
5 days: $245 per week

Summer Break 2024
Full Day:
1-2 days: $160 per week
3 days: $215 per week
4-5 days: $260 per week

Additional Fees:
Registration: $70 per student and $110 per family
Non-School Full Day: $49 per day

Multi-child, Military, or School District Employee: 10%

2024/2025 School Year
1-2 days: $37 per week
3-5 days: $50 per week
1-2 days: $61 per week
3-5 days: $106 per week
Winter Break
1-4 days: $50 per day

Spring Break
1-5 days: $50 per day

How soon can my child start Champions?

Your child can attend our program as early as 48 hours after you complete the online enrollment process.

When is tuition due?

Tuition is charged weekly on Thursday mornings for the following week, and is due by Friday. Payments can be made with a debit or credit card through your online account. We offer autopay for your convenience, so you can store your payment account and it will be charged weekly.

What if I want to change my child’s care schedule?

Flexibility is the magic word for busy families like yours! At Champions, you can adjust your child’s schedule from week to week, with options for full-time or part-time care.

Every Wednesday, we lock in the schedule and prepare invoices for the following week. So, if you want to adjust the days your child will be joining us, make sure to save changes by the Wednesday prior to the week of care you’re scheduling.

If your child attends our program and you haven’t scheduled by the Wednesday prior, you will be charged a drop-in fee at a higher rate.

Get step-by-step instructions here!