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What is Bumblebee’s Co-Work and Learn Program?

  • During this program, Bumblebee staff will supervise preschool and elementary school students (Pre-K through 5th Grade) as they complete their e-learning tasks in a safe,  socially distanced, and fun environment.  Pre-K kids must be potty trained. 
  • Students can take breaks from e-learning to engage with Bumblebee’s play activities (e.g. climbing wall, air hockey table, and more). Bumblebee staff will also lead children in group activities from time to time to provide breaks to the children throughout the day. Note that the large playground structures will be closed until the Restore Illinois rules allow them to reopen.
  • Parents must remain onsite throughout the duration of the program, and can use the session time to complete their work at an assigned desk.  
  • Two (2), three hour sessions (8:00am – 11:00pm and 12:00pm – 3:00pm) will be available each weekday, Monday through Friday. 
  • Children will be assigned a specific classroom so that the same group of children will be together each day.    
  • Families may sign up for both the morning and afternoon sessions. Families who have signed up for both sessions may stay on site between 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, but children must remain with a parent in the Cafe during this time. 

How many children and adults are allowed per session?

  •  At this time, enrollment will be limited to 24 children per session. These children will be placed into one of four groups (no more than 6 children in any one group).  
  • There will also be a maximum of 24 adults who may co-work in the Bumblebee space during each session. A maximum of one adult may sign up per enrolled child. 

Can children be placed in the same group as a friend?

  • Yes! If you would like your child to sign up and be placed in the same group as another child, we can place them in the same group. 

How much will the program cost?

  • Families must make a minimum commitment of 2 weeks and have the choice of reserving an AM or PM session either 5 days a week (Mon-Fri), 3 days a week (Mon, Wed, Fri), or 2 days a week (Tue, Thurs).  
  • The cost to attend 5 days/week for each 2 week session is $300
  • The cost to attend 3 days/week for each 2 week session is $180
  • The cost to attend 2 days/week for each 2 week session is $120
  • The fees above are equivalent to a charge of $10/hour.

Do I need to wear a face covering? Does my child need to wear a face covering ?

  • Per Governor Pritzker's Executive Order, everyone in public spaces that is 2 years old or older must wear a mask, including children and adults enrolled in the Co-Work and Learn program. If you do not have a mask, we can provide one for $1. Bumblebee's on site Store also sells children’s reusable cloth masks.  

How are you keeping things clean and safe for participants of the program?

  • All employees, students and employees will be required to wear a face covering, and their temperature will be checked prior to checking in each day. 
  • We will be cleaning throughout each time slot with EPA approved disinfectant. There will also be a one hour break daily between sessions to allow for additional cleaning. 
  • Bumblebee is a 22,000 square foot facility and has the space to allow for safe, social distancing. Children will be socially distanced in the classrooms. Desks will be a minimum of 6 feet apart.  Desks assigned to adults will also be spaced at least 6 feet apart. 
  • Children and parents will be asked to wash/sanitize their hands frequently throughout the day.  Hand sanitizer will be available in all classrooms, cafe and -activity areas.-

Call 847-742-3000 or email us at worklearn@bumblebeeplaycafe.com for more information or to set up a tour. Let us know how we can customize this program to fit your needs. 

Click below to sign up for a 2 week session!

Please note that after it receives a sign up through this website, Bumblebee will email registrants a separate registration form that must be completed.