Early Childhood

The Elmhurst Park District recognizes that children’s experiences in the early years of life influence how they develop, learn, and interact with the world.  Early childhood is marked by tremendous growth and sets the foundation for children’s future learning and ongoing development.  Consequently, the Park District offers a series of early childhood programs designed specifically for infants/toddlers thru age five that allow children to progress from taking a class with a parent or caregiver to taking classes independently.  Our early childhood instructors are CPR/AED certified and have a background in early childhood education.  Here are a few of our offerings:

Creative Play

Youngsters delve into enriched play environments, socialize and explore the world around them. Our Creative Play classes have gone virtual and include our popular Tinker Toddler Time and our new Virtual Animal Academy, as well as our in-person Circle Time in the Park.

Music & Movement

Kid Rock is back this summer to get your little ones moving and grooving!

Summer Fun for Little Ones

There are a variety of camps for your youngster to choose from this summer. Whether they have an interest in science, the outdoors, or princess and super heroes there is something for everyone. Check Camp Firefly, Safety Town Camp, Little Explorers, Princess Camp, Superhero Camp, S.T.E.A.M. Camp or our new Kindergarten Kids Camp.