Preschool Programs (Age 0-5)

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Preschool Enrichments

Art from the Heart with Miss Heather


        

Age 4, Wednesdays, 9/8-12/15, 10 AM-12 PM, Takiff Center , $504 /554 , 209154-01

In this process art class, children will be allowed to have freedom over their creations. Through processed art children learn fine motor skills, coordination, sensory exploration, literacy, and more!  To join this class: participants must be the activity's listed age by September 1, 2021. No class: November 24.

Music and More with Maria Kotnsis


        

Age 3, Tuesdays, 9/14-12/14, 11:30 AM-1 PM, Takiff Center , $325 /358 , 209112-01

Music is an important building block that is very influential to a child's development. Studies show that early exposure to music will enhance the child's ability to learn as they become older. We will provide the necessary tools to allow children to build that foundation one step at a time! To join this class: participants must be the activity's listed age by September 1, 2021. No class: November 23.

Little Song Birds with Mr. Shaun CANCELED


        

Ages 3, Tuesdays, 9/14-12/14, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM, Takiff Center, $465/512, 209111-02

The sensitive and talented Early Childhood music instructor, Mr. Shaun, invites you child to spend their morning with him as he sparks their developing mind with traditional folk tunes, singing games, and group dances. Because the best lessons are caught rather than taught, your child will discover the joy of music in a meaningful way through the upbeat and energetic approach. Your child will learn valuable social skills, confidence, and cognitive flexibility. If you want to sing out, sing out with Mr. Shaun!  To join this class: participants must be the activity's listed age by September 1, 2021. No class: November 23.

 

Jr. Engineers Build


        

Age 4, Thursdays, 9/9-12/16, 10 AM-12 PM, Takiff Center, $520/572, 209191-01
Age 4, Thursdays, 9/9-12/16, 12-2 PM, Takiff Center, $520/572, 209191-02

Build, create and explore with fun, hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Create a chemical reaction, experiment with surface tension, or build a wind powered car. These explorations and more will build your child's creative problem solving skills through their natural curiosity of the world around them.  No class: September 16 & November 25.

Lunchtime Stories


        

Age 2, Tuesday/Thursday, 9/14-12/16, 11:15 AM-12:15 PM, Takiff Center, $312/343, 209180-01
Age 2, Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9/13-12/17, 11:15 AM-12:15 PM, Takiff Center, $480/528, 209180-02

Extend your little one's day and provide them the opportunity to eat lunch with friends. This class helps promote your child's early literacy skills while inspiring creativity. We will have lunch together, read a book, and tie it all together with an activity.  To join this class: participants must be the activity's listed age by September 1, 2021. No class: September 16, October 11, November 22, 23, 24, 25, 26.

Clay Play NEW!


        

Age 4, Mondays, 9/13-12/13, 12-1:30 PM, Takiff Center, $555/610, 209135-01
Age 3, Tuesdays, 9/14-12/14, 11:30 AM-1 PM, Takiff Center, $602/662, 209135-02
Age 4, Fridays, 9/10-12/17, 11 AM-12 PM, Takiff Center, $546/660, 209135-04

Come clay with me! Each week, children listen to a story and create an original clay work of art based on the book. The children work on learning fine motor skills as they create objects with clay. To join this class: participants must be the activity's listed age by September 1, 2021.  No class: October 11, November 22, 23, 26.

Everybody Move, Inc. NEW!


        

Ages 1-2, Fridays, 9/10-12/17, 9-10 AM, Takiff Center, $322/354, 209132-01
Ages 2-3, Fridays, 9/10-12/17, 10:15-11:15 AM, Takiff Center, $322/354, 209132-02

Everybody Move, Inc. offers a playful, enriching time with you and your child to sing and dance. All caregivers are welcome. Featured in the class are guitar, scarves, balls, hoops, puppets, stories, drums, rhythm instruments and more. The beginning of the class provides free-play and gathering time to allow for socialization and interaction. The structured part of the class explores gross motor, fine motor, language development and musical listening skills. This class is the perfect balance between child-centered instruction and supported imaginative play.  To join this class: participants must be the activity's listed age by September 1, 2021. No class: November 26.

Tot Music with Mr. Shaun CANCELED


        

Ages 0-2, Tuesdays, 9/14-12/14, 10:30-11:15 AM, Takiff Center , $465 /512 , 209111-01

The sensitive and talented Early Childhood music instructor, Mr. Shaun, invites you child to spend their morning with him as he sparks their developing mind with traditional folk tunes, singing games, and group dances. Because the best lessons are caught rather than taught, your child will discover the joy of music in a meaningful way through the upbeat and energetic approach. Your child will learn valuable social skills, confidence, and cognitive flexibility. To join this class: participants must be the activity's listed age by September 1, 2021. No class: November 23

Reading Rookies NEW!


        

Age 4, Mondays, 9/13-12/13, 11 AM-12 PM, Takiff Center, $384/422, 209108-01
Age 4, Mondays, 9/13-12/13, 12-1:30 PM, Takiff Center, $432/475, 209108-02

Give your child the keys to reading success. This enrichment class uses thematic fun, multi-sensory instruction, games, crafts and stories to teach children in their last year of preschool how to build their letter and sound knowledge. Each weekly lesson focuses on 2-3 letters. The lessons will ignite your child’s reading interest, while improving your child’s ability to hear, identify and manipulate individual sounds. By the end of the session, your child will have the building blocks to become a successful reader. Because Reading Rookies is built around multi-sensory lessons, regardless of your child’s learning style, your child will thrive, have fun and learn!  To join this class: participants must be the activity's listed age by September 1, 2021. No class: October 11 & November 22.

Junior Chefs


        

Age 4, Mondays, 9/13-12/13, 11 AM-12 PM, Takiff Center, $430/473, 209104-01
Age 3, Thursdays, 9/9-12/16, 11:30 AM-1 PM, Takiff Center, $650/715, 209104-02

Calling all chefs! Join us for a skill-based culinary program designed for young chefs to chop, mix, swirl and cook their way to a new culinary masterpiece each week. With a focus on exciting culinary techniques, fresh flavors, and activities paired with expert instruction, this class delivers the perfect recipe for hands-on learning and fun while nurturing an essential life skill. Learn about kitchen and food safety, beginner knife skills, measuring and mixing methods, ingredient identification, independence in the kitchen and more. Let's get cooking!  To join this class: participants must be the activity's listed age by September 1, 2021. No class: September 16, October 11, November 22, 25.

Little Builders


        

Age 3, Mondays, 9/13-12/13, 11:30 AM-1 PM, Takiff Center, $360/396, 209122-01

Come build a train, decorate a car or fly a plane! Each week, we will combine building, decorating and playing with everything we make while strengthening our fine motor skills! To join this class: participants must be the activity's listed age by September 1, 2021.  No class: October 11, November 22, 23, 24, 26.

Around the World


        

Age 4, Tuesdays, 9/14-12/14, 12-1:30 PM, Takiff Center, $390/429, 209122-02

Let’s grab our passports and go! Each week we will learn about different countries through art projects and tasty snacks! To join this class: participants must be the activity's listed age by September 1, 2021.  No class: October 11, November 22, 23, 24, 26.

Amazing Animals


        

Age 4, Wednesdays, 9/8-12/15, 12-1:30 PM, Takiff Center, $420/462, 209122-03

Roarrrrrrr… Explore the animal kingdom and discover amazing facts about our furry (and not so furry friends). From our backyards to the Jungle, Desert and Oceans we will be amazed the incredible creatures that live in our world! To join this class: participants must be the activity's listed age by September 1, 2021.  No class: October 11, November 22, 23, 24, 26.

Free to Be Me


        

Age 4, Fridays, 9/10-12/17, 10:30 AM-12 PM, Takiff Center, $420/462, 209122-04

This fun, engaging class that promotes social and emotional development, while supporting the everyday self- help skills  necessary for your child  to succeed in school and in life! Kids will play various sports, games, and activities that encourage team work, sportsman ship and sharing while learning how to make and be a good friend! To join this class: participants must be the activity's listed age by September 1, 2021.  No class: October 11, November 22, 23, 24, 26.

Preschool Tennis

Tennis Ages 3-4 with Coach Darius


        

Ages 3-4, Saturdays, 9/11-12/11, 8:45-9:30 AM, Watts Park, $216/238, 218510-01
Ages 3-4, Saturdays, 9/11-12/11, 9:30-10:15 AM, Watts Park, $216/238, 218510-02
Ages 3-4, Tuesdays, 9/14-12/14, 11 AM-12 PM, Takiff Center, $260/286, 218510-08
Ages 3-4, Tuesdays, 9/14-12/14, 12:30-1:30 PM, Takiff Center, $260/286, 218510-09

This fun class teaches kids how to hold a racquet, strengthens hand-eye coordination and balance, and shows them how to properly hit the ball. Saturday classes will be outside at Watts weather permitting. On bad weather days, we will move class indoors to the Takiff Center. No class: October 9, 30, November 27, 23.

Tennis Ages 4-5 with Coach Darius


        

Ages 4-5, Saturdays, 9/11-12/11, 10:15-11:15 AM, Watts Park, $240/264, 218510-03

Expand your child's basic knowledge of tennis in this fast-paced class! Kids will work on developing strokes, shown how to track the ball, learn self-feeding drills, and start hitting. No class: October 9 and November 27.

Preschool Sports

Schoolyard Sports with FSA


        

Ages 4-5, Mondays, 9/13-10/25, 10:30 AM-12 PM, Takiff Center, $360/396, 209126-01
Ages 4-5, Mondays, 11/1-12/13, 10:30 AM-12 PM, Takiff Center, $360/396, 209126-02
Ages 3-4, Mondays, 9/13-10/25, 11:30 AM-1 PM, Takiff Center, $360/396, 209126-03
Ages 3-4, Mondays, 11/1-12/13, 11:30 AM-1 PM, Takiff Center, $360/396, 209126-04

SYS programming includes an action-packed curriculum of camp games, traditional sports, as well as non-traditional sports and team-building exercises. Our experienced staff will provide a safe and positive environment for all children to learn, build self-esteem, foster friendships, and build new ones! To join this class: participants must be the activity's listed age by September 1, 2021.   No class: October 11 & November 22.

Pee Wee Sportsters with Coach Miriam


        

Age 3, Wednesdays, 9/8-12/15, 11:30 AM-1 PM, Takiff Center, $308/339, 209125-01
Age 4, Fridays, 9/10-12/17, 12-1:30 PM, Takiff Center, $308/339, 209125-02

This active class introduces children to the fundamentals of sports such as soccer, t-ball, basketball, football, and more.  To join this class: participants must be the activity's listed age by September 1, 2021. No class: November 24, 26.

Rookie Dribblers with Hot Shot Sports


        

Ages 4-5, Saturdays, 9/11-12/11, 9:45-10:30 AM, Takiff Center , $180 /198 , 214103-02

The Rookie Dribblers program is designed for early basketball experience. Children will be introduced to dribbling and shooting in a fun and supportive environment. No class: October 9 & November 27.

Adult Tot Sport with Hot Shot Sports


        

Ages 2-4, Saturdays, 9/11-12/11, 9-9:45 AM, Takiff Center , $180 /198 , 214103-01

Parents are an integral part of helping their tots develop basic sports movement and motor skills. Motor skill activities focus on hand-eye and hand-foot coordination. Sports equipment and instruction are provided to help guide your child through an introduction to organized sports. Parents or caregiver participation is required. No class: October 9 & November 27.

Tiny Tots Tumbling


        

Age 3, Fridays, 9/10-12/17, 11:30 AM-1 PM, Takiff Center , $462 /508 , 209152-01

In this class, your child will have one of their first gymnasts experience while learning cooperation and teamwork. The class will focus on flexibility and coordination while introducing basic gymnastics concepts in a structured play environment. They will jump, roll and swing to develop strength, fine and large motor skills, and confidence. Please wear fitted clothing with hair tied back.  To join this class: participants must be the activity's listed age by September 1, 2021. No class: November 26.

Sports Bound Favorite!


        

Age 4, Thursdays, 9/9-12/16, 10:30 AM-12 PM, Takiff Center , $241 /265 , 209150-01

Did you know research shows a continuing decline in gross motor skills amount incoming Kindergarteners? In this class, children will be challenged to develop coordination while building strength though hands-on sports experiences.  To join this class: participants must be the activity's listed age by September 1, 2021. No class: September 16 & November 25.

Soccer Shots


        

Ages 3-4, Thursdays, 9/9-12/16, 11:30 AM-1 PM, Takiff Center, $312/343, 209130-03

Soccer Shots is a high-energy program introducing children to fundamental soccer principles. We utilize creative and imaginative games to focus on skills like dribbling, passing and shooting. We also highlight a positive character trait each session such as respect, teamwork and appreciation. To join this class: participants must be the activity's listed age by September 1, 2021. No class: September 16 and November 25.

Lunch, Yoga & Art


        

Age 3, Wednesdays, 9/8-12/15, 11:30 AM-1 PM, Takiff Center , $406 /447 , 212301-01

In this fun-filled lunch bunch program for mini yogis, children learn to breathe, move, and creatively connect. Each week a new theme is explored through yoga poses and games, creative movement, dramatic play, music, and an imaginative craft. Class ends with peaceful relaxation.  To join this class: participants must be the activity's listed age by September 1, 2021. No class: November 24.

Fall Minor League T-Ball with Illinois Baseball Academy


        

Ages 3-4, Sundays, 9/12-10/3, 12-1 PM, Winnetka Little Duke, $100/125, 214101-01

Players will gain confidence, improve coordination, and appreciate the joys of teamwork and sportsmanship through a combination of games and age-appropriate drills. Children will learn new skills, and then practice them with the help of IBA coaches. Participants can sign up individually, as part of a small group, or as a complete team. For questions and requests, email [email protected]. 2021 Fall League teams must have at least one parent-volunteer coach to assist in all team safety protocols.

Preschool Dance

Tiny/Mini Hip Hop with Sarah Hall Theatre Company


        

Tiny Hip Hop, Age 3, Tuesdays, 9/14-12/14, 11:30 AM-1 PM, Takiff Center, $403/443, 213105-01
Mini Hip Hop, Age 4, Wednesdays, 9/8-12/15, 11 AM-12 PM, Takiff Center, $350/385, 213105-02
Mini Hip Hop, Age 4, Wednesdays, 9/8-12/15, 12-1:30 PM, Takiff Center, $434/477, 213105-03

In this high energy class, your little mover will learn rhythm, musicality, and performance skills through the art of hip-hop. Using kid friendly music, our instructors will focus on basic footwork, strength building, dance attitude and style. No class: November 23, 24.

Ballet with Sarah Hall Theatre Company


        

Tiny Ballet, Ages 3-4, Fridays, 9/10-12/17, 11:30 AM-1 PM, Takiff Center, $434/477, 213202-01
Mini Ballet, Age 4, Fridays, 9/10-12/17, 1-2 PM, Takiff Center, $350/385, 213202-02

Introduce your preschooler to basic ballet and hip hop movement and choreography. Using imaginative games, upbeat music, props and more, your young performer will learn to dance in a fun and positive environment. No class: November 26.

Preschool Theatre

Tiny Footlighters with Sarah Hall Theatre Company Favorite!


        

Tiny Footlighters, Age 3, Mondays, 9/13-12/13, 11:30 AM-1 PM, Takiff Center, $372/409, 212505-01

Allow your tiny thespian to discover the wonders of performance and play using their body, mind and imagination! This class will bring out the dramatic spirit of any preschooler through games and story theatre. Our class will culminate in a live performance for friends and families to enjoy! No class: October 11, November 22.

Mini Footlighters with Sarah Hall Theatre Company Favorite!


        

Age 4, Tuesdays, 9/14-12/14, 11 AM-12 PM, Takiff Center, $325/358, 212505-02
Age 4, Tuesdays, 9/14-12/14, 12-1:30 PM, Takiff Center, $403/443, 212505-03
Age 4, Tuesdays, 9/14-12/14, 2:15-3:15 PM, Takiff Center, $325/358, 212505-06

Using theatre games and creative drama, our mini-performers will get the opportunity to explore the magic of theatre. Favorite stories will be acted out and performed in each class.  Our class will culminate in a live performance for friends and families to enjoy! No class: November 23.

Preschool Day Off

Preschool Day Off Favorite!


        

Building Blocks, Ages 3-4, Tuesday, 9/7, 9 AM-1 PM, Takiff Center, $40/45, 209170-17
Cooking Creations, Ages 3-4, Thursday, 9/16, 9 AM-1 PM, Takiff Center, $40/45, 209170-18
Amazing Experiments, Ages 3-4, Monday-Wednesday, 11/22-11/24, 9 AM-1 PM, Takiff Center, $120/135, 209170-19

Create new friendships while building with a large variety of blocks big and small! This one day class is designed for your child to experiment with making their own unguided creations to show off their inventive abilities while meeting new friends. Let’s build!