Early Childhood/Preschool Summer Classes, Camps & Pop-Up Programs

Early Childhood

The early childhood years are among the most important for mental, physical, social and emotional development. At the Glencoe Park District, we take great pride in offering a wide variety of activities geared toward the youngest members of our community, from toddlers to preschool. 

This August, we're offering tons of in-person options, including week-long, half-day programs with a different theme each week and many one-day, hour-long pop-up programs. Our virtual programs have a twist this month - boxes of fun and interesting materials will be delivered to your door, packed with activities and directions. Click the title on each class to register.

Preschool Virtual Classes

Artistic Hands Box

Ages 2-5; $150/155 

With the Artistic Hands Box, your child will receive a month of activities with materials and directions. The art will vary from open-ended process art to creative projects. Your little artist will be challenged with new materials, processes, and ideas. Boxes of materials will be dropped off on Monday, August 3 and on Monday, August 17 between 10 AM-2 PM.

Jump Start Box

Ages 2-5; $150/155 8

Are you ready to jump start the school year? Let us prepare play-based activities that will keep your little one engaged and interested in the learning process and get ready for the return to school while having fun. Boxes will be delivered biweekly on 8/3 and 8/17. Boxes of materials will be dropped off on Monday, August 3 and on Monday, August 17 between 10 AM-2 PM.


Creative Minds Box

Ages 2-5; $150/155 
Your little one will be challenged to create, problem-solve, and use logic to engage in hands-on activities with this box delivered to your door. Boxes of materials will be dropped off on Monday, August 3 and on Monday, August 17 between 10 AM-2 PM.  

In-Person Preschool Classes

Digging for Dinos with Park District Teachers

Ages 3-5; Monday-Friday; 8/3-8/7; 9 AM-1 PM; $250/258 

Are you ready for a dinosaur adventure? Join us to explore the world of dinosaurs through art, play, and exploration.

Blast off to Space! with Park District Teachers

Ages 3-5; Monday-Friday; 8/10-8/14; 9 AM-1 PM; $250/258 

Calling all future astronauts! Come join us in exploring space and learning about planets and the solar system. Your child will shine like a star in this one week class.

 

Under the Sea with Park District Teachers

Ages 3-5; Monday-Friday; 8/17-8/21; 9 AM-1 PM; $250/258
Is your little fish ready to jump into fun? We will explore ocean creatures, create ocean art, and make a splash with water fun! Join us to learn about all things under the sea in this one week class.


Cramming for Kindergarten with Miss Cristina

Ages 3-5; Mondays-Fridays; 8/3-8/21; 1-3 PM; $450/463 

Are you worried that your incoming kindergartener missed valuable preschool time? This program is designed to be a fun way to get your child ready to enter kindergarten, lose their afternoon nap, and give caregivers an afternoon break. We will work on social-emotional skills, academics, and learning through play.

 

Mr. Shaun LIVE! with Mr. Shaun

Ages 0-5; Tuesdays; 8/4-8/28; 9-9:30 AM; $200/206 

Ages 0-5; Tuesdays; 8/4-8/28; 9:45-10:15 AM; $200/206 

Ages 0-5; Tuesdays; 8/4-8/28; 10:30-11 AM; $200/206 

Ages 0-5; Tuesdays; 8/4-8/28; 11:15-11:45 AM; $200/206

Join Mr. Shaun on the Takiff Center's front lawn for a morning full of songs, dances, and fun! Give your little one the opportunity to get out of the house while keeping safe with social distancing procedures in place. 


Super Storytellers

Ages 3-5; Mondays-Thursdays; 8/3-8/13; 10 AM-1 PM; $480/5288

Tell a new story every day in a fun, safe and creative environment! Each day will include games, lunch, reading and discussing one of our favorite stories, and ACTING it out as well!

 

Preschool Pop-Ups

Ballers! with Coach Miriam

Ages 3-5; Thursday, August 6; 10-11 AM; $25/30 

Pop in for some play time with Coach Miriam. Your tiny sportster will learn a variety of games and sport skills during this one hour drop-off class.

 

Beyblade Battles with Park District Teachers

Ages 4-6; Saturday, August 8; 10-11 AM; $25/30 
Our friends cannot stop talking about Beyblades! During this one time drop-off event, your child will be able to take part in a simple competition on the Beyblades Stadium and play with friends who share their passion.


Creative Builders with Park District Teachers

Ages 3-5; Wednesday, August 12; 10-11 AM; $25/30 

Calling all creatives! In this hour-long drop-off class, your child will have the ability to practice teamwork and innovation as they use all types of materials to build and create.

 

Shake, Rattle, and Roll with Mr. Shaun

Ages 0-6; Saturday, August 15; 10-10:45 AM; $25/30  

Ages 0-6; Saturday, August 15; 11-11:45 AM; $25/30 

Join Mr. Shaun for music and dancing in the park!

 

Relay Day with Park District Teachers

Ages 3-5; Monday, August 17;10-11 AM; $25/30 

Join us for a morning full of races, games, and more!

 

Messy Art Studio with Park District Teachers

Ages 3-5; Thursday, August 20; 9:30-11 AM; $25/30 

Outdoor art means messy fun! In this morning drop-off class, your child will love experience new materials, creating art, and getting messy! Please bring a change of clothes.

 

Cars, Trucks, and Wheely Things with Park District Teachers

Ages 3-5; Wednesday, August 26; 10-11 AM; $25/30 
Drive on over to the Takiff Center field so we can play with friends, race cars down tubes, and create our very own car wash for our play trucks.