Early Childhood Adventures

Tot Time Open Gym

Ages 1-5 years with adult
Come join us at the Field House gym and let the kids burn off some energy. We have equipment that is age appropriate and designed to let toddlers explore and learn new skills. This is an unstructured class and parents will need to supervise their children.

Location: Heritage Crossing Field House
Res/Nonres: $3/$4 per family per visit

Date Day Time
Sept 18-Dec 11 TU 9:00-11:00 AM

 

Rhyme and Rhythm Time

Ages 1-2 years with adult
Have fun with Mom or Dad, Grandma or Grandpa as you shake maracas, bang drums, or tap the wood blocks to a beat. Children will develop listening and motor skills as they play instruments or sing and dance to a variety of music. Instructed by Jill Prokop

Location: Arrowhead Community Center
Res/Nonres: $25/$33
Min/Max: 8/12

Date Day Time
Sept 24-Nov 5 M 9:15-10:00 AM
Nov 12-Dec 17 M 9:15-10:00 AM

No class October 8

Fables, Fairytales and Fun

Ages 1 ½ – 3 years with adult
Come enter a world of imagination with your little reader as we explore some amazing stories. Your child will develop a love of learning as we dive into a different story each week and pair it with projects, songs and playtime to enhance each story.  Instructed by Jill Prokop

Location: Arrowhead Community Center
Res/Nonres: $25/$33
Min/Max: 8/12

Date Day Time
Sept 26–Oct 24 W 9:15-10:00 AM
Nov 7-Dec 12 W 9:15-10:00 AM

No class November 21

Play and Learn

2 ½ – 3 years
This fast-filling class features finger plays, craft projects, stories, rhythm and games. This program focuses on preschool preparedness skills such as use of large and small motor skills, arts and crafts, taking turns, listening, circle time, following directions, sharing and participating in clean up. Emphasis is placed on socialization skills, building self-esteem and fun. Please discuss with your child that mommies and daddies do not stay. We are going to have a great time! Instructed by Molly Babyak and Brook Chapman

Location: Arrowhead Community Center
Res/Nonres: $49/$63
Min/Max: 8/12

Date Day Time
Sept 28-Oct 26 F 9:15-10:00 AM
Sept 28-Oct 26 F 10:30-11:15 AM
Nov 9-Dec 14 F 9:15-10:00 AM
Nov 9-Dec 14 F 10:30-11:15 AM

No class November 23

Lil’ Chefs NEW Recipes!

Ages 4-6 years
This exciting new cooking program provides a hands-on, fun atmosphere for children 4-6 years old. Each week we will focus on a new topic and cooking skills using age appropriate recipes. Lil’ Chefs will…Enhance your child’s fine motor skills, Improve social skills, Heighten creativity, Increase problem-solving skills and Build self-esteem. Instructed by Chef Tamara Womack

Location: Arrowhead Community Center
Res/Nonres: $34/$44
Min/Max: 4/8

Date Day Time Theme
Sept 25 TU 5:30-6:30 PM Fall Into Baking
Oct 23 TU 5:30-6:30 PM Spooky Treats & Halloween Eats
Nov 13 TU 5:30-6:30 PM Thanksgiving
Dec 18 TU 5:30-6:30 PM Christmas Baking

 

Winter Break Cooking Camp

Ages 4-6 years
Instructed by Chef Tamara Womack

Location: Arrowhead Community Center
Res/Nonres: $62/$80
Min/Max: 4/8

Date Day Time
Jan 2-4 W-F 12:30-2:00 PM

 

Gifts for Elf on the Shelf

4-8 years old
Our popular Elf on the Shelf class is back! Do you have an Elf that visits you at Christmas time? Join us for a night of making gifts for your Elf friend! We will make candy igloo beds with blankets for your Elf to sleep in. Then you can make scarves and a skirt or cape for your Elf to wear. We will also make candy cane playdoh to play with.

Location: Arrowhead Community Center
Res/Nonres: $22/$28
Min/Max: 8/12

Date Day Time
Dec 4 TU 5:30-7:00 PM

 

Robot Programming

Ages 3-7 years
Calling all Puterbug Detectives! We need your help in solving Discovery Kids Puterbug missions. Knowing how to use computers as tools (not just toys) is a key component of young learners’ academic careers. This program teaches young children how to apply today’s technology along with developing skills in keyboarding, creative problem solving, school readiness, common core curriculum, STEM initiatives and Internet safety. “Missions” do not repeat – original software lessons from Discovery every week, all year. Each child will have a computer to use – no sharing. NEW THIS SEASON! As the children progress through the program, they will be introduced to the logic of coding and programming ROBOTS. Fun learning for all!

Location: Joliet Park District Multi Purpose Center
Res/Nonres: $70/$80

Date Day Time
Sept 8-Oct 13 SA 10:15-11:15 AM
Oct 20-Nov 24 SA 10:15-11:15 AM

 

Lunch Bunch Enrichment

Ages 4-5 years
During this class students will eat lunch, enjoy free time and hands-on activities. Students must bring a lunch and drink with them. Students registered for Kids Connection AM class will be picked up by Lunch Bunch Instructors. Instructed by Ms. Tiffany & Ms. Jen

Location: Arrowhead Community Center
Res/Nonres: $102/$132
Min/Max: 10/20

Date Day Time
Oct 1-Dec 10 M 11:30 AM-2:00 PM
Oct 3-Dec 12 W 11:30 AM-2:00 PM

No class Oct 8, 31, Nov 19, 21