Early Childhood Education
Parent & Child Classes
The Park District offers numerous classes for children, ages newborn to 5 years old, and parents to enjoy together.
Sports - Start Smart Sports Variety and Baseball classes are geared to the 3-5 year olds. These classes teach children motor skills while building confidence and self esteem.
Music - Kindermusik classes are offered for children, newborn to 3 1/2 years old, with a caregiver. Creative movement, vocal play, object & instrument exploration, and colorful literature are all components of these classes. Music-in-the-Box classes are offered for newborns - 34 months old. Children explore rhythm instruments, puppets, scarves, singing & dancing.
Art - Pee Wee Picassos is a preschool arts & crafts class. Parents and children work together to create projects in this hands-on class.
Variety - Children explore and use their imagination while participating in a wide variety of activities in other parent & child classes.
Two year olds who are ready to attend class on their own have a variety of classes to choose from. Children who attend the Early Childhood Drop-off classes do not have to be potty-trained, but please be aware that instructors are not responsible for changing diapers. Classes are available for 2-5 year olds.
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