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:
Youngsters delve into enriched play environments, socialize and explore the world around them. Our Creative Play classes offer in-person and virtual options 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
Zumbini and Rock 'n Kids will get your little ones moving and grooving!
Enrichment & Education
Expand your child's horizons with offerings in cooking, art and education focused STEAM and Spanish language classes.