To help children get a good start to their education and involve their parents in the process, Common Place provides:
*After-school homework help for area children:
*Application for admittance must be filled out.
Kindergarten through Second Grade After school homework assistance for neighborhood children in grades K – 2. Enrichment programs such as 4-H and Cultural Tales.
Third and Fourth Grades
Working with 15 third and fourth graders. Both of the primary grade level programs meet four days each week concentrating on the children’s homework and increasing academic achievement. A broadening of their worlds is provided by 4-H and enrichment programs.
Fifth and Sixth Grades
For 20 fifth and sixth graders focuses on academic achievement with the addition of life skills and physical fitness.
Summer Camp, ages 8 – 15 years, includes art with local artist J.M. Hunter; cooking camp at the U of I Extension office; and, gardening.