fall 2020 make it program

MakeIt Reopening Plan for 2020

Dear Parents,

As you know things are going to be different this year, and that includes the MakeIt program. I wanted to give you an update on our plans. Yes, we will have Makeit, with lots of tweaks. Here’s how it will work:

Makeit will be open on Monday thru Thursday, afterschool only, for now. We will be open afterschool until 6 PM. We will not be open on Fridays at this time.

Your child will only be able to come on the days they are in school.

If there is no school, there is no MakeIt.

You will have a contract as always. You will not have to pay if there is no Makeit, but you will still have to pay if your child is absent.

We will not accept drop ins at this time without prior approval.

We will be practicing social distancing at MakeIt, including masks, 6 feet apart, and handwashing.

We will have scheduled restroom breaks, and clean between uses.

We will have mask breaks, and as much outside time as we can.

We will have a snack each day. Snacks will be prepackaged and distributed individually to the kids.

Each child will have an assigned spot, assigned cubby for supplies, and assigned hook for backpacks/coats, etc.

If your child is sick, they will be sent home.

I will have individually packaged activities for each child to use as needed. These will either be disposable, or sanitized after use.

Pick up will be at the Chestnut Street Doors. Staff will meet parents at the door and send your child to you. We will sign the child out.

Payments can be either cash or check given to staff at the door, or sent in an envelope marked “MakeIt”. 

2020-2021 Enrollment Forms

Make-It will be open after school. Please email Kelley Walker for registration or any questions. kwalker@litchfieldpanthers.org

Make-It Childcare

M.A.K.E.-I.T. is a before school, after-school and all day summer daycare program whose goal is to nurture and support the development and learning of children. We are sponsored by the school district but operate solely on parent fees and donations.

About our programs
Morning M.A.K.E.-I.T. opens at 6:00 a.m. at Madison Park School, 800 N. Chestnut St., in the gym.
Children are sent to class at 8:00 a.m. or ride the shuttle to the appropriate school. The program is for Kindergarten up to 12 years of age.

After-school M.A.K.E.-I.T. starts when school is over for the day and is open until 5:45 p.m. We are here on most early dismissal days. The program is for Kindergarten through Grade 5, but will consider others on an individual basis.

We are not here when school is not in session due to holidays or snow days.

Summer M.A.K.E.-I.T. - Varies each year based on the school calendar.

Fees schedules are listed on the registration form.


Kelley Walker is the M.A.K.E.-I.T. Director and also a teacher in the program. She may be reached in the M.A.K.E.-I.T. office from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm each evening. We also have an answering machine. Call 217-324-5217 or email kwalker@lcusd12.org


Make-It offers online registration! Simply click the link and provide your information. Once your forms are submitted, we will e-mail you permission slips to be returned prior to your child’s first day of attendance. You may also pick up the permission slips in our office at Madison Park.