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
Jan 15-Mar 19 TU 9:00-11:00 AM
Apr 2-May 21* TU 9:00-11:00 AM

*No class April 23, April 30 & May 7

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: $27/$35
Min/Max: 8/12

Date Day Time
Jan 29-Mar 5 TU 9:15-10:00 AM
Apr 2-May 7 TU 9:15-10:00 AM

 

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: $28/$36
Min/Max: 8/12

Date Day Time
Feb 7-Mar 21 TH 9:15-10:00 AM
Apr 4-May TH 9:15-10:00 AM

 

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.

Location: Arrowhead Community Center
Res/Nonres: $57/$74
Min/Max: 8/12

Date Day Time
Jan 18-Feb 22 F 9:15-10:00 AM
Jan 18-Feb 22 F 10:30-11:15 AM
Mar 8-Apr 26* F 9:15-10:00 AM
Mar 8-Apr 26* F 10:30-11:15 AM

*No class March 29, April 19

Messy Art

Ages 2 ½-3 years
Dress for a mess and get ready for fun! In this class you will have fun painting with shaving cream, toothbrushes and more! We will read stories and sing songs. Instructed by Molly Babyak.

Location: Arrowhead Community Center
Res/Nonres: $37/$48
Min/Max: 7/12

Date Day Time
May 10-24 F 9:15-10 AM

 

Me Too!

Age 3 years by the start of class 
“I wanna go to school too!” Crafts, music, story time, and open play await the child who is eager for school. This two day a week program is a great opportunity for tots to learn to play with others and follow directions. Children must be potty trained and 3 years old by the start of class. A birth certificate is required at the time of registration. Instructed by Molly Babyak.

Location: Arrowhead Community Center
Res/Nonres: $99/$129
Min/Max: 10/12

Date Day Time
Jan 28-Mar 11 M/W 9:15-10:45 AM
Mar 18-May 9 M/W 9:15-10:45 AM

*No class February 18, March 25, 27, April 22

Discovery Kids Computer PuterBugs

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
Feb 2-Mar 9 SA 10:15-11:15 AM
Mar 16-Apr 20 SA 10:15-11:15 AM

 

Hot Cocoa Party – NEW!

Ages 4-7 years
Come on in and warm up with this fun filled class of everything hot cocoa! We will make scented hot cocoa play doh, create a winter craft, play with hot cocoa sensory bins and more! Of course we will drink our very own cocoa creations in which we get to pick our own yummy toppings and ingredients! Instructed by Jen Peppmuller and Tiffany Pekoc.

Location: Arrowhead Community Center
Res/Nonres: $22/$28
Min/Max: 12/20

Date Day Time
Jan 15 TU 5:30-7 PM

 

Valentine’s Day Science Lab – NEW!

Ages 4-7 years
Get our lab coats on because we have some amazing candy science fun ready for you! In this class we will make fizzy exploding hearts, make conversation heart slime, explore state of matter and density with different types of chocolate and much more! Instructed by Jen Peppmuller and Tiffany Pekoc.

Location: Arrowhead Community Center
Res/Nonres: $22/$28
Min/Max: 8/16

Date Day Time
Feb 5 TU 5:30-7 PM

 

Bunny Fun – NEW!

Ages 4-7 years
Come join the spring fun as we celebrate the warmer weather and get ready for the arrival of our favorite bunny! In this Easter themed class, we will make bunny tail dough to play with, plant flower seeds in Easter egg flower pots to get ready for flower season, make a bunny craft and enjoy cookies we frost and decorate ourselves. Instructed by Jen Peppmuller and Tiffany Pekoc.

Location: Arrowhead Community Center
Res/Nonres: $22/$28
Min/Max: 12/20

Date Day Time
Apr 9 TU 5:30-7 PM

 

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 selfesteem. Instructed by Chef Tamara Womack.

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

Date Day Time Theme
Jan 29 TU 5:30-6:30 PM Pasta Making
Feb 12 TU 5:30-6:30 PM Be Mine, In The Kitchen
Mar 12 TU 5:30-6:30 PM Luck of the Irish
Apr 16 TU 5:30-6:30 PM Easter Treats
May 14 TU 5:30-6:30 PM Wrap & Roll Candy Sushi

 

Spring Break Cooking Camp

Ages 4-6 years
Spring is in the air so it must be time to celebrate spring with great spring foods and recipes. Instructed by Chef Tamara Womack.

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

Date Day Time
Mar 25-28 M-TH 12:30-2 PM