Research shows that early childhood provides a critical window for developing many important physical, social, creative and emotional skills.
To make the most of this time when your little one is prime for learning, the Park District offers a variety of programs. From music and art to computers and cooking, we have something that will interest your child and inspire them.
2020 Winter/Spring Early Childhood Programs
Great Beginnings Preschool Preparation
Great Beginnings is a preschool preparation program recognizing that children learn best by doing. Play has a vital role in a child’s early development. By giving early learners opportunities to participate in activities that initiate learning and discovery, develop creativity, and encourage children to interact in a group. Classes are designed to help children learn and grow in a stimulating and enriching environment. Our instructors provide nurturing guidance to all children allowing for easier transitions through parent/child separation anxiety. Children do not need to be toilet trained for these classes. It is recommended that classes be taken in order, but children can be enrolled at any level. All classes, except Great Adventures Classes, can be taken multiple times.
School's Out Camps