school age

school age

Children must stay in full-time education until they reach school leaving age.
For example, if your child reaches compulsory school age on 31 March, they must start full-time education at the beginning of the next term (summer term that year).

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School age
Time Traveler for school-age
1741, in the meaning defined above

You can find out what year your children need to start school with our school-age calculator below.
All children of compulsory school age must be enrolled in school and attend every day – this is the law. All children must attend school up until they are 16 years old. Sixteen and 17 year olds must be enrolled in school or a training organisation, be employed or be in a combination of school/training/employment.

Our staff have been selected to ensure that the children attending our programs have the best quality of care, in a safe and friendly environment.
All our School Age Care programs are fully licensed and operate under the National Quality Standards and National Quality Framework. All our School Age Care programs are approved for the Child Care Subsidy.

Onaway and Mercer offer school-age care for children with special needs and to children enrolled in Shaker’s First Class/pre-Kindergarten program.
School-age care is for grades Kindergarten through 6. The Recreation Department provides a fun, stimulating, learning environment that compliments and enriches your child. Quality care provided before and after school. Children learn and have fun through a wide variety of activities such as:

The School Age Care Program provides before and after school supervision and guidance for children in kindergarten through fifth grade at each of the eight District elementary schools. The program is designed to meet the developmental needs of the children in a safe, nurturing environment and complements the educational program of the schools.
Nancy Sifter, Program Coordinator
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The School-Age Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children in elementary through middle grades in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with school-age children under the supervision of qualified teachers.

  • Care and Guidance of School-Age Children
  • Child Growth and Development
  • Communication Skills with Families and Children
  • Computer Technology in Education
  • Physical/Nutritional Needs of School-Age Children

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Illinois Department of Human Services
JB Pritzker, Governor · Grace B. Hou, Secretary
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