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CODE WIZ VIRTUAL ONLINE CODING CLASSES

Ages 7-17
Code Wiz is an award-winning coding schools for kids! Code Wiz believes every child has an inner genius and tons of creativity just waiting to be unlocked. Learn to code and have FUN!

Code Wiz aligns its curriculum with the K–12 Computer Science Framework represents a vision in which all students engage in the concepts and practices of computer science. Code Wiz maintains a low coach to student ratio of 1:3 for kids ages 7-9 and 1:4 for kids ages 10+. All sessions are self-paced and seven weeks. Minecraft, Roblox and Unity sessions require a PC or a Mac. All other sessions require a PC, Mac or Chromebook. Come be a part of the Code Wiz family and see what the excitement of coding is all about! Since COVID, Code Wiz has moved all of their platforms online and this has opened up the door to so many possibilities. One make up class allowed.

PLEASE NOTE: This program’s registration is not through the Champaign Park District. Please use this link to register online. >>

 


ROCKET LAUNCHES

All Ages
The Central Illinois Aerospace Model Rocket Club schedules launches twice a month, generally on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays. Most of these are held at Dodds Park, though occasionally we will fly at other locations. If you have a model rocket, bring it and fly with us or just come out to watch. For further information call 217-359-8225 or go to www.ciarocketry.org.

Questions: sean.hurst@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3901


C.U.A.S. FAMILY SKYWATCH

Ages 5+
Join members of the Champaign–Urbana Astronomical Society through Zoom on select Saturdays to see what’s visible from your backyard. Visit cuas.org for skywatch topics and links to the Zoom meetings. No registration required. If public health conditions encourage in-person gatherings, skywatches will take place after sunset on the same dates at Prairie Winds Observatory. Check cuas.org for updates and observatory information.

Date: Saturday, September 11 & October 9
Time: 7-8p
Location: CUAS Observatory, 926 County Road 700E, Champaign
Questions: sean.hurst@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3901


 

Safety & Childcare Education

THE BABY BUNCH

Ages 18+
Mothers bring your newborn and join this social network. Interact with other new moms and share your joys, concerns, and struggles this new change in life presents. Our instructor will guide you and provide topics of discussion. Feel comfortable in this supportive atmosphere and discover new friendships.

Date: Wednesday, September 15-October 20 & November 3-December 12*
Time: 9:30–11a
No Class: 11/24*
Location: Springer Cultural Center
Min/Max: 5/10
Instructor: Datia Rosenberg, Prenatal Educator & Birth Doula
Questions: sean.hurst@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3901

THE BABY BUNCH ONLINE REGISTRATION >>
 


PREPARING FOR BIRTH

Ages 18+
Explore and enjoy this special and life changing time in your life! Learn exercises, massage techniques and other comfort measures during pregnancy and labor. Based on the Lamaze philosophy of six healthy birth practices, you will learn to make informed decisions based on the latest scientific evidence. Focus on maintaining a healthy pregnancy, expectations during labor and empower yourself to give birth with confidence. Partners are not required but must register if participating.

Date:

  • Wednesday, September 15-October 20
  • Wednesday, November 3-December 15

No Class: 11/24*
Location: Springer Cultural Center
Fee (R/NR): $50/$75
Min/Max: 5/10
Instructor: Datia Rosenberg, Prenatal Educator & Birth Doula
Questions: sean.hurst@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3901

PREPARING FOR BIRTH ONLINE REGISTRATION >>


EXPRESS LAMAZE WORKSHOPS

Ages 18+
Are you pregnant and haven’t taken a prenatal education or birthing class? Are you running out of time or unable to commit to a full class? These workshops cover the six healthy birth practices and some comfort measures, plus a question and answer period. As a Lamaze certified childbirth educator and a birth Doula certified with DONA International, Datia Rosenberg discusses topics like: healthy pregnancy, nutrition and exercise, labor and symptoms, natural remedies for pain relief, comfort measures during labor, and more. Partners are not required but must register if participating.

Location: Springer Cultural Center
Min/Max: 5/10
Questions: sean.hurst@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3901

EXPRESS LAMAZE WORKSHOPS ONLINE REGISTRATION >>


THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF BABYSITTING

Ages 11-15
Become the babysitter that kids beg their parents to have! This class will teach you the basics and give you the confidence to successfully take on any babysitting job. You will be trained by certified staff on skills to become a safe, fun, and nurturing sitter. Our program features basic first aid, safety, age-appropriate games, and discipline techniques.

The Champaign Park District is an accredited program site through Safe Sitter®, the only national, nonprofit organization exclusively devoted to baby-sitting. You must attend all sessions in order to complete the course and to be certified by Safe Sitter®.

Date: Mondays, October 4-25
Time: 4-5:30p
Location: Springer Cultural Center
Questions: michelle.horvat@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2376

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF BABYSITTING ONLINE REGISTRATION >>
 


HEARTSAVER FIRST AID, CPR/AED CLASSES BY VITAL EDUCATION & SUPPLY 

Ages 9+
This course covers topics ranging from heart attacks and strokes to animal bites and allergic reactions. Also covered is CPR for the adult, child and infant victim, and AED use. A CPR certification card will be given after successful completion of class. In order to receive a refund, cancellation requests must be submitted at least two days prior to the class date.

Dates: Saturdays, June 19, July 17, August 21
Fee (R/NR): $75/$112.50
Location: Springer Cultural Center
Questions: sean.hurst@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3901

CPR ONLINE REGISTRATION >> 


 

Languages

All Language in Action classes teach different concepts and can be taken independently of each other. You do not have to take the classes in order.


SPANISH

ZOOM SPANISH CLASSES FOR KIDS – LIVE

Ages 3-6 & 7-11
Join us right from your living room as we explore new cultures and learn the Spanish language via the interactive Zoom platform! Younger children will learn conversational Spanish through fun and interactive activities and music while older children will also learn some Spanish phonetics to begin reading and writing in Spanish. Taught live by a Language in Action, Inc. instructor. Zoom login information will be emailed to participants before the first class.

Location: Virtual
Deadline: September 7 & October 19
Fee (R/NR): $80/$120
Instructor: Language in Action, Inc.
Questions: katherine.hicks@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573

Spanish For Kids Registration >>


ZOOM SPANISH CLASSES FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL A JR. HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS – LIVE

6th – 8th graders
This class is a great supplement to middle school or junior high Spanish classes or may also be taken by students not enrolled in a school Spanish class. Students will learn Spanish grammar and communication skills that will give them a strong foundation for high school Spanish. Classes are taught live by a Language in Action, Inc. instructor. Zoom login information will be emailed to participants before the first class.

Deadline:September 7 & October 19
Fee (R/NR): $80/$120
Instructor: Language in Action, Inc.
Questions: katherine.hicks@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573

Spanish For Middle School Registration >>


ZOOM SPANISH CLASSES FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS – LIVE

9th – 12th graders
This class is a great supplement to high school Spanish classes or may also be taken by students not enrolled in a high school Spanish class. High school students will cover basic grammar points and vocabulary and practice conversational skills. Classes taught live by a Language in Action, Inc. instructor. Zoom login information will be emailed to participants before the first class.

Deadline: September 7 & October 19
Fee (R/NR): $80/$120
Instructor: Language in Action, Inc.

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ZOOM SPANISH FOR ADULTS – LIVE

Ages 18+
Have you ever wanted to learn a foreign language, but never had the opportunity? Now is the time! Stay connected and learn Spanish from the safety and comfort of your own home via the interactive Zoom platform! In this class you will learn conversational Spanish that you can immediately begin using. The class will be tailored to the needs of the students enrolled. Taught live by a Language in Action, Inc. instructor. Zoom login information will be emailed to participants before the first class.

Deadline: September 7 & October 19
Fee (R/NR): $80/$120
Instructor: Language in Action, Inc.
Questions: katherine.hicks@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573

Spanish For Adults Registration >>


ZOOM FRENCH & ITALIAN CLASSES FOR KIDS – LIVE

Ages 7-11
Join us right from your living room as we explore new cultures and learn the French and Italian languages via the interactive Zoom platform! Taught live by a Language in Action, Inc. instructor. Zoom login information will be emailed to participants before the first class.

Deadline: September 7 & October 19
Fee (R/NR): $80/$120
Instructor: Language in Action, Inc.
Questions: katherine.hicks@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573

Spanish For French & Italian Registration >>


 

 

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