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Early Childhood

Our early childhood programs are designed to provide parents with a variety of activities for their preschoolers during the day. Parents have the flexibility to choose one or all three programs to design a program that works best for them. Bring your lunch and stay all day in a supervised environment!  Staff provide safe transitions, escorting students from one class to the next. Please select see our current Program Guide for more information.

Art Smart Kids

Ages 3-5 not in Kindergarten
Activities include music, movement, creative dramatics, storytelling, crafts, two and three dimensional art, and field trips. Mid-session registration is accepted based on space availability. Registration for the 2019-20 school year began March 18, 2019.

School Year
September – May, 9:00 – 11:30a
Fees (R|NR):
M/W -$81|$121.50  per month
F -$45|$67.50 per month
Online registration not available for this program.

Downloads:
Art Smart Kids Parent Handbook 2019

Art Smart Kids Parent Info & Forms 2019

Questions: melanie.kahler@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3919

Busy Bees Preschool

Ages 3-5 (by September 1, 2019)
Music, stories, games, creative play, arts and crafts, outdoor play, and math and reading readiness activities are provided by caring and experienced teachers. Three-, four-, and five year-olds who are not attending full day kindergarten are eligible to enroll. Registration for the 2019-20 school year began March 18.

September – May
Fees (R|NR):
Age 3
M/W, 8:30-11:15a
$68|$102  per month

Ages 4-5
Tu/Th/F, 8:30-11:15a
$92|$138 per month

Tu/Th/F, 12:30-3:15p
$92|$138 per month
Online registration not available for this program.

Downloads:
Busy Bees/Creative Play Time Parent Handbook 2019
Busy Bees/Creative Play Time Parent Info & Forms 2019

Questions: melanie.kahler@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3919

Busy Bees Five-Day Preschool

Ages 4½ (by March 1, 2019) – 6 years
Music, stories, games, creative play, arts, crafts, outdoor play, and math and reading readiness activities are provided by caring and experienced teachers. Children ages 4½ to 6 years old (missing the kindergarten cut-off date for elementary school or having had two years of preschool) may enroll. Registration for the 2019-20 school year began March 18.

September – May
M-F, 8:30-11:30a
Fees (R|NR): $160|$240 per month
Online registration not available for this program.

Downloads:
Busy Bees/Creative Play Time Parent Handbook 2019
Busy Bees/Creative Play Time Parent Info & Forms 2019

Questions: melanie.kahler@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3919

Creative Play Time

Ages 3-5
Give your child an opportunity to enjoy additional preschool activities, such as arts, crafts,
music, and recreational activities. They may attend this program directly after attending our
morning preschool programs. We will provide supervision while the children eat their sack
lunch. Registration for the 2019-20 school year began March 18.

September – May
Fees (R|NR):
M/W, 11:30a-3:15p
$68|$102  per month

Tu/Th/F, 11:30a-3:15p
$92|$138 per month

M-F, 11:30a-3:15p
$160|$210 per month

M/W, 3:15-5:30p
$35|$52.50 per month

Tu/Th/F, 3:15-5:30p
$60|$90 per month

M-F, 3:15-5:30p
$93|$139.50 per month
Online registration not available for this program.

Download:
Busy Bees/Creative Play Time Parent Handbook 2019
Busy Bees/Creative Play Time Parent Info & Forms 2019

Questions: melanie.kahler@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3919

Shake & Make & Create

Ages 2-4 with parent
Join the fun with glue, paint, pasta, sponges, foam, pudding, beads, and more. Your child will paint at easels, play with play dough, gravel, sand, shaving cream, and have lots of fun! Get as messy as you want! Gather together for story time at the end of class. Parents may participate with their child.
Questions: melanie.kahler@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3919
 

Wiggle, Giggle, Climb, & Play

Ages 2-4 with parent
Wiggle, Giggle, Climb & Play is a physical activity class for fun and learning. Creative movement, basic ball skills, musical games, and combination parent-tot exercises will be included. A variety of equipment will be available for parent-tot play after the organized activities in the preschool playscape.
Questions: melanie.kahler@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3919
 

 

ABCs and 123s

Ages 2-4
It’s preschool 101! Each week, the class will focus on a specific theme such as safety, exercise, science, manners, the alphabet, numbers, and colors. The classes will center on small and large motor skills, sensory experiences, and socialization skills. Kids will have so much fun, they won’t even know they are learning! Parents may participate with their child.

Questions: melanie.kahler@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3919
 

Cool Experience/ment

Ages 3-5
Your child will fall in love with science this winter with hands-on, winter-themed science experiments. They will enjoy creating magic with melting snow, making their own snow, and lots more. The young scientists will also make a fun winter snack.

Questions: melanie.kahler@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3919
 

 

RAINBOW KIDS – NEW!

Ages 2-4
Join your child as they discover the colors of the rainbow. Children will get messy as they create masterpieces while developing their creativity, imagination, and self-expression. They will learn about color, texture, and more while experimenting with new, engaging materials.

Questions: melanie.kahler@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3919
 

Other Preschool Classes

See our Program Guide for more info on these (and other) preschool programs.

 

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