Location:  Community Center

R/NR Fee:  $24/$30 (4 weeks)

Limit:  5/12

Code Day Date Time Age
3203

3204

Tue

Tue

9/17-10/8

9/17-10/8

9:30-10:15am

10:30-11:15am

3-9 months w/parent

9-18 months w/parent

Your child is at an amazing stage. They are now getting up and moving, expanding their boundaries and trying to better understand the world around them. The senses are the gateway to unlimited learning experiences. Sensory play and activities include anything that stimulates your child’s senses including: taste, smell, touch, sight and hearing. These activities facilitate exploration and naturally encourage children to use scientific processes while they play, create, investigate, and explore. Each week we will focus on different aspects of learning through a variety of sensory activities specifically designed to address these skills. Please dress for possible messy activities. Let us know of any allergies at the time of registration as some activities may involve food or items that may end up in mouth or on skin. This is a parent/child program.

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $24/$30 (4 weeks)
Limit: 5/10

Code: Day: Date: Time:
3210

3211

Fri

Mon

9/20-10/11

11/4-11/25

9:30am – 10:20am

9:30am – 10:20am

Your child is up and moving around, so this is a great class to spend some time together dancing, singing, and playing. Each week we will focus on a different theme that will incorporate educationally and age appropriate music for toddlers. Some music may be traditional and others will be presented through rhymes and finger plays. The movement part of the class compliments the music using instruments, parachute, ribbons, bubbles, and more! This is a parent/child program.

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $24/$30 (4 weeks)
Limit: 5/12

Code: Day: Date: Time:
3200 Tue 11/5-11/26 9:30 am – 10:20 am

Come on down and see what’s happening in fall on the farm. Each week we will play and learn about all the exciting things found in and around the barnyard. We will listen to age appropriate stories, use puppets, stuffed animals and lots of toys. During our playtime we will act out the familiar and favorite animals found living at the farm. The kids will love spending time each class dancing and singing to barnyard music. This is a parent/child program. No class 10/14.

Location: Community Center
R/NR: $36/$45 (6 weeks)
Limit: 5/10

Code: Day: Date: Time:
3207 Mon 9/16-10/28 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Using simple lessons, crossing the curriculum, we will help your child develop their scientific skills. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. This is a hot topic in the schools, and we want to bring it down to the introductory level. It is a hands-on, inventive and creative way to teach children educational concepts while they are having fun and playing. Each week will have a different theme to guide the learning process. We will incorporate stories, songs, and crafts to expand the experience. There will be plenty of time for exploring, predicting, building and solving. This is a parent/child program.

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $26/$33 (4 weeks)
Limit: 5/10

Code: Day: Date: Time:
3201 Wed 9/11-10/2 9:30  – 10:30 am

Join us for this great theme-centered class designed for Dad and their special little one for some quality time together.  Weekly themes are sure to be “dad approved” like sports, cars, and more!  Dad and child will have time to play, participate in games, stories and crafts.  This is a great way to bond and create lasting memories.  This is a parent/child program.

Location:  Community Center

R/NR Fee:  $26/$33 (4 weeks)

Limit:  5/10

Code Day Date Time
3212 Mon 11/11-12/2 6:00-7:00pm

Come for open play at the Community Center Gym. During this unstructured play, children can socialize through group and parallel play. This is the perfect time for you and your child to meet your friends or make some new ones. This is a drop-in program. No advance registration is necessary. No supervisions is provided, so parent/caregiver must stay with their children at all times in the gym. Check the open gym schedule on our website for no class dates. This is a parent/child program.

Location: Community Center Gym
R/NR Fee: FREE

Code: Day: Date: Time:
M, W, F 9/9-12/20 11 am – 12 pm

Have you taken all of our Parent/Tot classes? Is your two-year-old ready to try a class on their own? Then this is the perfect class for them! Each week we will have some great toys out for the children to play with to help ease the separation. After playtime, we will introduce the children to carpet time with songs, stories and dance. The children will get a chance to try their hand at arts and crafts, too. Each class will also have a snack time to allow the children to sit together and socialize. Please inform us of any allergies at time of registration. We encourage parents to drop off and leave quickly as this aids in the children’s transition to “school”. Children do not need to be potty trained, but a parent will need to return if changing is requiredThis is a drop-off program.  No class 11/29.

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $41/$51 (6 weeks)

Limit: 5/12

Code: Day: Date: Time:
3216

3218

Wed

Fri

9/11-10/16

11/1-12/13

9:30 am – 10:45 am

9:30 am- 10:45 am

This class is designed just like our “Fun”damentals class, but for our younger population. Each week we will focus on a different preschool concept from shapes, colors, numbers, ABC’s, and more. Children and their caregiver will learn through stories, songs, educational manipulatives, and crafts. This is a parent/child program.

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $36/$45 (6 weeks)
Limit: 5/10

Code: Day: Date: Time:
3213 Thu 9/12-10/17 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Mom, need a break to do some shopping or run errands?  This program will offer you a chance to get your little one active and socializing while you get some things done. We begin each class with fun free play them move into circle time with stories and music. Every class will offer a craft time, too. We provide snack and juice each week. Please inform us of any allergies at the time of registration. This is a popular class, so sign up now!  This is a drop-off program.

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $45/$56 (6 weeks)

Limit: 5/14

Code: Day: Date: Time:
3220

3221

Mon

Mon

9/9-10/14

11/4-12/9

9:30 am – 11:00 am

9:30 am- 11:00 am

Using simple lessons, crossing the curriculum, we will help your child develop their scientific skills. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. This is a hot topic in the schools, and we want to bring it down to the preschool level. It is a hands-on, inventive and creative way to teach children educational concepts while they are having fun and playing. Each week will have a different theme to guide the learning process. We will incorporate stories, songs, and crafts to expand the experience. There will be plenty of time for exploring, predicting, building and solving. This is a drop-off program.

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $28/$35 (4 weeks)
Limit: 5/10

Code: Day: Date: Time: Theme:
3263

3264

Thu

Thu

9/19-10/10

10/17-11/7

9:30-10:30am

12:15-1:15pm

Colors

Autumn

Songs, games, crafts, and more await your child as they explore the world of numbers and letters in this fun and educational program. This class is designed to reinforce number and letter recognition, introduce early writing skills, and encourage an excitement for learning. Each week your child will proudly come come with finished products to reinforce the covered skills.  This is a drop-off program.

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $36/$45 (6 weeks)
Limit: 5/10

Code: Day: Date: Time:
3219 Wed 10/9-11/13 9:30 – 10:30am

Every year we get lots of questions from parents asking us if their child is ready for preschool.  We asked our preschool teachers to help us develop a list of skills that they think make a well-rounded preschooler and we are putting that list to use in this great educational class. Many times parents think about the academic skills, but this list is more about the basics needed to be successful.  With these skills in place, the academics will follow. We will focus on fine motor skills involving pencil grip and writing, painting, scissors and gluing. As well as  working on buttons, zippers, and puzzles. Some of our time each week will also be spent on following directions through carpet/story time, songs, dances and simple academic worksheets.  Each class will also have a short play time to work on socialization and friendship. This is a drop-off program.  No class 11/27.

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $39/49  (6 weeks)
Limit: 5/12

Code: Day: Date: Time:
3240

3241

Wed

Wed

9/11-10/16

10/30-12/11

12:15 pm- 1:30 pm

9:30 am – 10:45 am

This class is designed as both a social and education learning experience for your child. Each week we will focus on a different theme of toys and crafts to guide the fun. We will have a Lego and a Playdough week for sure. The other two weeks will be chosen by the kids’ interests and likes.  While working together the children will learn and practice social skills, follow directions, explore and create. This is a drop-off program.  

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $41/$51 (4 weeks)
Limit: 5/12

Code: Day: Date: Time:
3243 Thur 10/31-11/21 9:30 am – 10:45 am

We have a ghoulishly crafty evening in store.  Children will spend their time decorating a few smaller pumpkins of various sizes using a wide variety of crafting materials including stickers, markers, glitter and accessories.  We will also work on some spooky crafts to help decorate your house in time for Halloween.  This is a drop-off program.

Location:  Community Center

R/NR Fee:  $12/$15

Limit:  5/14

Code Day Date(s) Time
3248 Wed 10/23 6:00-7:30pm

Put on your coolest looking jammies, grab your comfy blanket and pillow, then head over to the park district for an evening of fun.  Oh, yes and don’t forget your favorite stuffed animal, too!  Our evening will be based around a group of popular bedtime books.  We will spend our time together playing some group games that are sure to get us giggling.  Our stuffed animal friend will join the fun, too.  We will create a special craft related to our stories with cookies and milk.  Please inform us of any allergies at the time of registration.  This is a drop-off program.

Location:  Community Center

R/NR Fee:  $12/$15

Limit:  5/14

Code Day Date(s) Time
3225 Thu 12/5 6:00-7:30pm

Our time together this evening will be like being in the elves workshop, FESTIVE!  We will start our class making some beautiful holiday crafts to adorn your house or tree.  Children will be encouraged to use creativity, imagination and a wide variety of art materials.  While our projects are drying, we will decorate several holiday cookies with lots of frosting and sprinkles.  To end our evening, we will enjoy our cookies with juice and seasonal stories.  This is a drop-off program.

Location:  Community Center

R/NR Fee:  $15/$19

Limit:  5/12

Code Day Date(s) Time
3252 Thu 12/12 6:00-7:45pm

Each class will focus on a different theme to get our imagination flowing.  Encouraging the children to pretend to play is a vital part of their social and emotional development.  We may explore far off places or be our favorite characters.  The theme for the second and third class will be determined by the children’s likes and input.  Each class will offer costumes, plenty of play time with a mix of circle time stories and songs and a fun craft to take home.  This is a drop-off program.

Location:  Community Center

R/NR Fee:  $36/$45 (4 weeks)

Limit:  5/14

Code Day Date(s) Time
3259 Thu 9/19-10/10 12:30-2:00pm

Not sure what to give that special person in your child’s life for the holiday?  Or maybe you would just love a keepsake for yourself made by your child.  During this class, your child will create a few holiday gifts for the upcoming season of giving.  The gifts are sure to be sweet and capture your child’s individuality and creativity.  We will help your child wrap their gift and attach homemade cards.  This is a drop-off program.

Location:  Community Center

R/NR Fee:  $15/$19

Limit:  5/12

Code Day Date(s) Time
3244 Mon 12/9 6:00-7:45pm

Calling all of our Wauconda Royal subjects!  Please join us for this prince and princess grand affair.  Arrive dressed up or we will provide plenty of girl and boy dress up clothes, as well.  We will spend our time together pretending to be in the castle going to the party for the whole kingdom.  Crafts will be girl and boy approved, making sure everyone has the proper crown and special extras.  We will also be making a small keepsake to bring home.  Music, games, stories and more will fill our time together.  We will end with a fancy sweet feast.  This is a drop-off program.

Location:  Community Center

R/NR Fee:  $12/$15

Limit:  5/14

Code Day Date(s) Time
3242 Thu 11/7 6:00-7:30pm

Have your child join jus for this science enrichment class that covers a different type of scientific study each month.  We may become weather forecasters as we try our hand at meteorology.  As a chemist we will be mixing and creating all sorts of mysterious mixtures.  Your child will love predicting, experimenting, imagining and learning.  Science experiments and educational materials will be sent home to try it out again and share the knowledge with their family.  This is a drop-off program.

Location:  Community Center

R/NR Fee:  $16/$20

Limit:  5/12

Code Day Date(s) Time:
3223 Thu 10/3, 11/7 1:00-2:15pm

Yoga isn’t just for grown-ups anymore!  Yoga for children promotes physical strength and muscular endurance.  It helps to build balance, coordination, flexibility and body awareness.  In addition, it can enhance concentration and a sense of calmness.  Centered on a weekly theme, children will learn breathing techniques as well as participate in games, partner poses, stories and creative expression.  Yoga for children is all this in a non-competitive and fun environment.  Participants should dress to be active and may bring a blanket or beach towel for “shavasana” the ending relaxing pose.  This is a drop-off program.

Location:  Community Center

R/NR Fee:  $40/$50 (4 weeks)

Limit:  5/8

Code Day Date(s) Time
3228

3229

Fri

Fri

9/13-10/4

10/25-11/15

9:30-10:15am

9:30-10:15am

This stimulating class is all about encouraging your child’s love of learning.  Each week we will cover different educational themes including shapes, numbers, colors, ABC’s, opposites and more!  We will teach and reinforce these concepts through a variety of activities, materials and movement.  Completed projects will be sent home for your child to share all that they have learned.  This is a drop-off program.

Location:  Community Center

R/NR Fee:  $36/$45 (6 weeks)

Limit:  5/10

Code Day Date(s) Time
3222 Tue 11/5-12/10 9:30-10:30am

STEAM is a new word in education these days. We’ve added the “A” for art.  Help your child get a jump-start on these learning objectives, designed just for their level. This class is for the older preschooler or kindergarten student. Children will make, create, and experiment with all  things math and science.  Kids will be having so much fun in this hands-on class, while critically thinking and building.  This is a drop-off program.

Location: Community Center
R/NR: $45/$56 (6 weeks)
Limit: 5/12

Code: Day: Date: Time:
3265 Fri 9/20-10/25 12:15-1:45pm

Wear your PJ’s over to the park district, bring your favorite blanket and stuffed animal.  We will have a creative pretend sleep over, and the best part is that we will all make our own pizza and dessert.  We’ll start out our evening with some fun group games, then move into making our individual pizzas.  While the pizzas are cooking, we will craft and prep our dessert.  Tell your friend to sign up, too, so you can enjoy the night time for yourselves while your kids are happily enjoying their pizza party!  This is a drop-off program.

Location:  Community Center

R/NR Fee:  $14/$18

Limit:  5/12

Code Day Date(s) Time
3270 Fri 10/4 6:30-8:00pm

This class incorporates three things that kids love most:  art, food and movement!  This multi-modality class uses all kid approved themes to keep them busy all class long.  Each class will begin with a unique are project related to the topic of the day.  When our artistic creations are complete, we will make a small snack from a recipe, following the directions. To end each class, we will have a gross motor movement time.  This may be a group game, dance or outdoor activity.  Please inform us of any allergies at the time of registration.  This is a drop-off program.

Location:  Community Center

R/NR Fee:  $32/$40 (3 weeks)

Limit:  5/12

Code Day Date(s) Time
3261

3262

Tue

Tue

9/24-10/8

11/5-11/19

1:00-2:30pm

1:00-2:30pm

Ms. Lynn, certified Pre-K teacher, is opening up her classroom again this year for some lunch and learning on Wednesday afternoons.  If you are already in Pre-K, stay with us until 2:45pm, if not pack a sack lunch and head over to the Community Center to join the fun. Each month a different enrichment theme will be covered. Kindergarten readiness skills will be addressed during every class, while we dive further into unique topics than time allows in the regular class. Socialization, creativity, and education all rolled into one in this great program. Please inform us of any allergies at the time of registration.  This is a drop-off program.  No class 10/9.

Location: Community Center Room D
R/NR: $55/$69 (Oct. and Nov. 4 weeks).   $41/$52 (Dec. 3 weeks)*

(Current Non-Resident Preschool Participants pay Resident Rate)
Limit: 4/16

Code: Day: Date: Time:
3249

3250

3251

Wed

Wed

Wed

10/2-10/30

11/6-11/20

12/4-12/18*

12:15 pm – 2:45 pm

12:15 pm – 2:45 pm

12:15 pm- 2:45 pm

Are you looking for something educational and creative for your Pre-Kindergarten  or Kindergarten student to do in the afternoon? Come to the Community Center and we will take a different adventure every month.  Ms. Lynn, our certified Pre-K teacher, will focus on Kindergarten and readiness skills that children need to be successful in school including working with letters, numbers, sounds, and writing. Having fun and making friends is also stressed.  Please pack a sack lunch for your child, as each class will start with a group lunch time to chat, share stories and learn about the day’s upcoming activities. Please inform us of any allergies at the time of registration.  This is a drop-off program.

Location: Community Center Room D
R/NR Fee: $55/$69 (Oct. and Nov. 4 weeks)

$41/$52 (Dec. 3 weeks)

Current Non-Resident Preschool Participants pay Resident Rate
Limit: 5/16

Code: Day: Date: Time:
3256

3257

3258

Mon

Mon

Mon

10/7-10/28

11/4-11/25

12/2-12/16

12:15 pm – 2:45 pm

12:15 pm – 2:45 pm

12:15 pm – 2:45 pm