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. Creative Play classes include our popular Tinker Toddler Time, Huggy Bear Twos, Wee Threes and Kids’ Great Escape classes at the Wagner Community Center.

Education & Enrichment

Education & Enrichment classes offer creative learning experiences that broaden your child’s world and allow them to explore special interests such as science, math, technology, and the arts.

Music & Movement

Music & Movement activities encourage development across multiple domains. The Park District offers a variety of early childhood Music & Movement programs including Tiny Tunes, Tot Rock and Kid Rock, Zumbini and more.

Summer Fun for Little Ones

Check out our engaging summer programs, including Big Bug Little Bug, Little Bug Alone, Camp Firefly, Tickets to Travel, Safety Town Camp and more.