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

M, W, F

9/9-12/20

1/13 – 5/15

11 am – 12 pm

11 am – 12 pm

Come join our book club.  We will read a story and follow it with a fun activity and craft project inspired by the book.  Your little one will fall in love with reading while engaging with other children in a fun environment!

This is a parent/child program.

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $25/$31 (4 weeks)

Limit: 5/10

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1203 Mon 2/10 – 3/2 9:30-10:20 am

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: $25/$31 (4 weeks)

Limit: 5/10

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1204 Wed 1/15 – 2/5 9:30-10:20 am

Come on down and see what’s happening in spring 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.

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $27/$34 (4 weeks)

Limit: 5/10

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1212 Mon 4/13 – 5/4 9:30-10:30 am

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. 

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $72/$89 (10 weeks)

$57/$71 (8 weeks)

Limit: 5/12

Code: Day: Date: Time:
1216

1217

Wed

Fri

1/8 – 3/11 (10 weeks)

4/3 – 5/22 (8 weeks)

9:30 am – 10:45 am

9:30 am- 10:45 am

Each week through arts and crafts, toys, books and song, we will introduce your child to the fantastic world of shapes and textures.  Children will be encouraged to expand their senses through touch and taste.  Be prepared to get your hands dirty and make a little mess as we create and learn.  No class 3/26.

This is a parent/child program.

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $38/$47 (6 weeks)

Limit: 5/10

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1207 Thu 2/27 – 4/9 9:30-10:30 am

Lions, and tigers, and bears, oh my!   Let’s go on an imaginary trip to the zoo to visit all of our famous zoo friends.  Each week we will learn and discover all we can about a special family of animals living at the zoo.  Through books, stuffed animals, puppets, songs, games, and especially our imagination we will be the zookeepers, animals and visitors at the zoo.  Each week children will come home with a “souvenir” craft from their day at the zoo!  No class 1/20.

This is a parent/child program.

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $30/$37 (4 weeks)

Limit: 5/10

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1215 Mon 1/6 – 2/3 9:30-10:30 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.  No class 3/24.

This is a parent/child program.

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $38/$47 (6 weeks)

Limit: 5/10

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1211 Tue 2/25 – 4/7 9:30-10:30 am

Each week we will explore a color of the rainbow through books, songs, crafts and sometimes even treats.  A list of colors we will cover will be sent home at the first class.  We encourage the kids to wear and bring a special something of that color for “show and tell”.  Children will leave each class with finished products to show off the color they have learned.  Be prepared to get a little messy.

This is a parent/child program.

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $38/$47 (6 weeks)

Limit: 5/10

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1208 Wed 4/8 – 5/13 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

Join us for a fun class that will teach your child about emotions.  Each week we will discuss a different feeling word, learn songs and dance to go with it, as well as listen to a book and do a craft activity.

This is a parent/child program.

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $36/$45 (4 weeks)

Limit: 5/10

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1201 Mon 4/6 – 4/27 9:30-10:30 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 tot he 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: $28/$35 (4 weeks)

Limit: 5/10

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1218 Wed 2/12 – 3/4 9:30-10:30 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.  No class 1/20 and 3/23.

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $68/$88 (6 weeks)

Limit: 5/12

Code: Day: Date: Time:
1219

1220

Mon

Mon

1/6 – 2/17

2/24 – 4/6

9:30 am – 11:00 am

9:30 am- 11:00 am

There are so many unique ways to make playdough, so each class we will make a new playdough or use some fun pre-made dough to roll, mold and create.  while we are having fun we will also be working on some preschool skills such as fine-motor with cutting, rolling and shaping as well as letters and numbers with cutters, stencils and learning mats.  We will send home some finished products as well as recipes to try at home.  Dress your child for the possibility of getting messy.  Please inform us of any allergies at the time of registration.

This is a drop-off program.

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $19/$24 (3 weeks)

Limit: 5/12

Code: Day: Date: Time:
1229 Fri 1/10 – 1/24 12:30 – 1:30pm

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 home with finished products to reinforce the covered skills.

This is a drop-off program.

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $38/$47 (6 weeks)

Limit: 5/10

Code: Day: Date: Time:
1224 Tues 1/14 – 2/18 9:30 – 10:30 am

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 a lot on fine motor skills involving pencil grip and writing, painting, scissors and gluing.  We will also be 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 have a short playtime as well, to work on socialization and friendship.

This is a drop-off program.

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

Limit: 5/12

Code: Day: Date: Time:
1222

1223

Wed

Wed

2/12 – 3/18

4/8 – 5/13

12:15 – 1:30 pm

9:30 – 10:45 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  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: $36/$45 (4 weeks)

Limit: 5/12

Code: Day: Date: Time:
1225 Thu 1/9 – 1/30 9:30 – 10:45 am

Wacky and wild creations are what this class is all about.  Join us every week to make fun and inventive concoctions.  Through measurement, pouring, mixing, and more, we will see what we can discover.  This class is part science and part craft.  Some projects may include home-made play-doh and paints or even an exploding volcano, plus lots more!  Dress to get messy and have a friend sign up to share the fun.

This is a drop-off program.

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $34/$42 (4 weeks)
Limit: 5/12

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1248 Thu 1/16 – 2/6 1:00 – 2:00 pm

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

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

Spring has come to the park district and what a great place to take advantage of all of the nature and discovery it has to offer.  The grass is turning green, the sun is shining, flowers are growing, and the shoreline is coming alive.  We will spend as much time as possible outside, so dress for the weather, even if it’s raining there will be puddles and clouds to observe.  We will have a back-up site inside for sever weather.  Each week we will search for new plant and animal life, explore our surroundings and learn new educational science and nature facts.  Please inform us of any allergies at the time of registration.

This is a drop-off program.

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $34/$42 (4 weeks)

Limit: 5/10

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1221 Mon 4/13 – 5/4 1:00 – 2:15 pm

Does your daughter love to be with her girlfriends dressing up, singing, dancing and looking pretty?  Have her join us as we live in a make believe world of princesses.  This class will offer plenty of dress up, stories, crafts and playtime!  They are also encouraged to wear their own costumes or gowns if desired.  We will serve or create a royal treat, so please inform us of any allergies at the time of registration.

This is a drop-off program.

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $11/$14

Limit: 5/12

Code: Day: Date: Time:
1251 Mon 4/6 1:00 – 2:30 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/$47 (4 weeks)
Limit: 5/12

Code: Day: Date: Time:
1264 Tue 2/4 – 2/25 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Spend an evening making lots of heart decorations to adorn your house or give to loved ones.  This class is sure to help spread the cheer of Valentine’s Day.  We will use plenty of different arts and craft supplies to make some really special projects.  After we are done crafting, we will decorate Valentine cookies using lots of frosting and sprinkles.  Before we go home, we will enjoy our cookies while listening to some holiday themed stories.

This is a drop-off program.

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $13/$16
Limit: 5/12

Code: Day: Date: Time:
1257 Mon 2/10 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Surprise your mom with a special gift for her special day handmade by YOU!  We don’t want to ruin the surprise by saying what it is, but we guarantee it will be treasured!  When we’ve finished the gifts, we will wrap them with lovely paper and create a beautiful card.

This is a drop-off program.

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $14/$17
Limit: 5/12

Code: Day: Date: Time:
1262 Tue 5/5 6:00 – 7:30 pm

This 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:  $38/$47 (6 weeks)

Limit:  5/10

Code Day Date(s) Time
1205 Thu 4/9 – 5/14 9:30-10:30am

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 Savasana, the ending relaxing pose.

This is a drop-off program.

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

Limit: 5/8

Code: Day: Date: Time:
1232

1233

1234

Fri

Fri

Fri

1/10 – 1/31

2/14 – 3/6

4/10 – 5/1

9:30 – 10:15 am

9:30 – 10:15 am

9:30 – 10:15 am

Have the slime of your life with other slime loving kids!  Please pack a sack lunch for your child, as each class will begin with a group lunchtime to chat and learn about the days slime activities!  We will whip up a different slime, play and then enjoy a fun game.  Please inform us of any allergies at the time of registration.

This is a drop-off program.

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $12/$14 per class
$30/$34 (3 classes)

Limit: 5/10

Code: Day: Date: Time:
1226

1227

1228

Fri

Fri

Fri

1/17

3/6

5/8

12:15 – 1:45 pm

12:15 – 1:45 pm

12:15 – 1:45 pm

Explore animals and their habitats through art, stories and crafts.  Please pack a sack lunch for your child, as each class will start with group lunchtime to chat, share stories and learn about the day’s animal.  Each week we will learn new facts about fascinating creatures while creating a one of a kind art project.  We will be getting messy, so please wear appropriate clothing.

This is a drop-off program.

Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $38/$47 (4 weeks)
Limit: 5/12

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1214 Tue 4/7 – 4/28 12:15 – 2:00 pm

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 Prekindergarten 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 group lunchtime to chat, share stories and learn about the day’s upcoming activities.  Please inform us of any allergies at the time of registration.  No class 4/13.

This is a drop-off program.

Location: Community Center Room D
R/NR Fee: $43/$54 (3 weeks)
$58/$73 (4 weeks* April)

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

Code: Day: Date: Time:
1266

1267

1268

1269

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

1/6, 1/13, 1/27

2/3, 2/10, 2/24

3/2, 3/9, 3/16

3/30-4/27*

12:15 – 2:45 pm

12:15 – 2:45 pm

12:15 – 2:45 pm

12:15 – 2:45 pm

Ms. Lynn, certified Pre-K teacher, is opening up her classroom again this year for some lunch and learning on Wednesday afternoon.  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 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.  No class 3/25.

This is a drop-off program.

Location: Community Center Room D
R/NR Fee: $58/$72 (4 weeks)
(Current Non-Resident Preschool Participants pay Resident Rate)
Limit: 5/16

Code: Day: Date: Time:
1258

1259

1260

1261

Wed

Wed

Wed

Wed

1/8 – 1/29

2/5 – 2/26

3/4 – 4/1

4/8 – 4/29

12:15 – 2:45 pm

12:15 – 2:45 pm

12:15 – 2:45 pm

12:15 – 2:45 pm