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: $36/$42 (6 weeks)

Code: Day: Date: Time:
3210 CANCELLED Friday 9/18-10/23 9:30-10:20am

Music and Movement (18 mos-2.5 yrs w/ parent) 

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 & more!

This is a parent/child program.

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $36/$42 (6 weeks)

Limit: 5/12

Code: Day: Date: Time:
3200 Tue 11/10-12/15 9:30-10:20 am

Barnyard Banter (18 mos-3 yrs w/ parent) 

Come on down and see what is happening in the fall on the farm. Each week we will play and learn about all the e xciting 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 t o barnyard music.

This is a parent/child program.

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $38/$48 (6 weeks)

Limit: 5/10

Code: Day: Date: Time:
3207 CANCELLED Mon 9/14-10/19 9:30-10:30 am

Trick or Treat! Halloween Bash can’t be beat! Children may dress in their Halloween costume or silly outfit. The evening will be filled with a craft, games, singing and snack. Let us know of any allergies at the time of registration. You’ll be in for a treat if you join us! 

This is a parent/child program.

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $13/$16

Limit: 5/12

Code: Day: Date: Time:
3205 Thu 10/22 6:00-7:15 pm

Rock ‘n’ Kids is Rockin’ at Home! (1-6 yrs) 

Sing, dance, play and learn YOUR way in this virtual music and movement class! Registered participants will receive an email from Rock ‘n’ Kids on Mondays at 8 a.m. with that week’s pre-recorded, private, 30-minute virtual class, allowing families to participate on their own time. The session’s musical activities will be based on the theme o f “A Whole New World!” Each week we will pretend to ride on our magic carpets to explore a new place! A pirate ship? The jungle? Outer space? It will be a musical adventure! Activities will include opening songs, weekly theme introduction, 5-6 additional music activities, and closing songs. Along with class content supplemental activities will be included to enhance your child’s learning. Class activities will involve rhythm, fine and gross motor, imaginative play, sensory integration and listening skills. Rock ‘n’ Kids has been enjoying children’s wiggles and giggles for 25 years! You won’t want to miss this chance for safe, musical fun and learning with your child! No link emailed 11/23. 

Location: Virtual
R/NR Fee: $44 (6 weeks)

Limit: 5/12

Code: Day: Date: Time:
3203V

3204V Cancelled

Mon

Mon

9/14-10/19

10/26-12/7

8:00 am

8:00 am

This class is a great opportunity for caregiver and child to spend time together. Each week we will focus on a different preschool concept from shapes, colors, numbers, ABC’s, and more. We will enjoy circle time, stories, songs, educational manipulatives, and create an art project.

This is a parent/child program. No class 11/26. 

Location:  Community Center

R/NR Fee:  $38/$48 (6 weeks)

Limit:  5/10

Code Day Date(s) Time
3213 cancelled Thu 11/5-12/17 9:30-10:30 am
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Is your two-year-old ready to try a class on their own? Then this the perfect class for them! Each week we will have toys out for the children to play with and explore as parents’ drop-off and leave to encourage your child’s independence. After playtime, we will introduce the children to carpet time, we will sing songs, listen to stories and create an art project. 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 will aid 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 required.

This is a drop-off program. No Class 11/27. 

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $44/$55 (6 weeks)

Limit: 5/12

Code: Day: Date: Time:
3216

3218 cancelled

Wed

Fri

9/16-10/21

11/6-12/18

9:30 am – 10:45 am

9:30 am – 10:45 am

Join us for a fun virtual class, we are going to learn about different animals and places they live. Each week in our virtual class there will be songs, a story, a mini lesson, and fun learning activities.

This is a parent/child program. 

Location: Virtual
R/NR Fee: $36 (6 weeks)

Limit: 5/10

Code: Day: Date: Time:
3209V cancelled Tue 11/10-12/15 9:30-10:20 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 start each class with fun free play then move into circle time with stories and music. Every class will offer a craft time, too. We will 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: $68/$85 (6 weeks)

Limit: 5/14

Code: Day: Date: Time:
3220 CANCELLED

3221 CANCELLED

Mon

Mon

9/14-10/19

11/2-12/7

9:30-11:00 am

9:30-11:00 am

Every year we get lots of questions from parents asking us if their child is ready for preschool. Our preschool teachers helped 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. Your child will also work 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 have a short playtime as well, to work on socialization and friendship.

This is a drop-off program. No class 11/25. 

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

Limit: 5/12

Code: Day: Date: Time:
3241 Wed 11/4-12/16 9:30-10:45 am

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 you child will proudly come home with finished products to reinforce the covered skills. This is a drop-off program. 

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $38/$48 (6 weeks)

Limit: 5/10

Code: Day: Date: Time:
3219 CANCELLED Wed 9/16-10/21 9:15-10:15 am

Using simple lessons, crossing the curriculum, we will help your child develop their scientific skills. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. We are bringing this hot topic 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: $38/$48 (6 weeks)

Limit: 5/10

Code: Day: Date: Time:
3263 CANCELLED Thu 9/17-10/22 9:30-10:30 am

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-c ompetitive 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. No Class 11/27. 

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $42/$52 (4 weeks)

Limit: 5/8

Code: Day: Date: Time:
3228 CANCELLED

3229 CANCELLED

Fri

Fri

9/18-10/9

11/6-12/4

9:30-10:15 am

9:30-10:15 am

We have a ghoulish crafting evening in store. Children will spend their time decorating a small pumpkin 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: As We Grow Preschool, 112 Park Street
R/NR Fee: $13/$16

Limit: 5/14

Code: Day: Date: Time:
3248 Cancelled Wed 10/21 6:00-7:30 pm

Kids will have so much fun in this hands-on class, as they explore their creativity in this art adventure club. Kids Craft Club participants will create a variety of art and craft projects that include painting, pastels, multimedia collage, and seasonal activities. Old clothes are a must! This is a drop-off program. 

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $38/$48 (6 weeks)

Limit: 5/12

Code: Day: Date: Time:
3264 Tue 11/10-12/15 1:00-2:30 pm

Calling all our Wauconda royal subjects! Please join us for this prince and princess grand affair. Arrive dressed up in your favorite royal costume. 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: $13/$16

Limit: 5/14

Code: Day: Date: Time:
3242 cancelled Thu 11/5 6:00-7:30 pm

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: $16/$20

Limit: 5/12

Code: Day: Date: Time:
3252 Mon 12/7 6:00-7:45 pm

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: $16/$20

Limit: 5/12

Code: Day: Date: Time:
3244 Mon 12/14 6:00-7:45 pm

STEAM is the new word in education these days. We have 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 thing’s 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 Fee: $44/$55 (6 weeks)

Limit: 5/12

Code: Day: Date: Time:
3265 cancelled Fri 9/18-10/23 12:15-1:45 pm

Are you looking for something educational and creative for your Prekindergarten or Kindergarten student to do in the afternoon? Come to the Community Center and we will take a different adventure each week. 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 group lunchtime to eat, socialize and learn about the day’s upcoming adventure. Please inform us of any allergies at the time of registration. This is a drop-off program. No Class 11/23 

Location: Community Center, Room D
R/NR Fee: $87/$102 (6 weeks)

(Current Non-Resident Preschool participants pay Resident rate)

Limit: 5/16

Code: Day: Date: Time:
3256 cancelled

3257 cancelled

Mon

Mon

9/21-10/26

11/2-12/14

12:15-2:45 pm

12:15-2:45 pm

Ms. Lynn, certified Pre-K teacher, is opening 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. During the 6 week session a different enrichment theme will be covered. Kindergarten readiness skills will be addressed during every class, while we delve 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 11/25 

Location: Community Center, Room D
R/NR Fee: $87/$102 (6 weeks)

(Current Non-Resident Preschool participants pay Resident rate)

Limit: 5/16

Code: Day: Date: Time:
3249 cancelled

3250 cancelled

Wed

Wed

9/23-10/28

11/4-12/16

12:15-2:45 pm

12:15-2:45 pm

Celebrate the Who-lidays with the GRINCH. We will have green inspired food, games and crafts and a visit from the Grinch himself! Tell your friend to sign up, too, so you can enjoy the evening together. Parents, maybe you can slip in a little date night for yourselves! This is a drop-off program. 

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $19/$24

Limit: 5/16

Code: Day: Date: Time:
3270 Wed 12/11 6:30-8:00 pm