Check out the educational programming offered for your children. If you are interested in any of these programs, you may click on the button below to see class times and availability.
Your child will be nurtured as he/she learns to cope with separation and is introduced to group interaction. Hands-on activities will allow him/her to learn while exploring. Gross-motor skills will be developed through indoor and outdoor activities. Children must be age 2 by the beginning of class. Children do NOT need to be potty trained to enter this class. Parent will be notified in case of an "accident" during class that needs immediate attention. Registration is limited.
Me Two Plus Three
Please let me go to school too! Your child will enjoy coming to school in this loving and nurturing environment. This class features circle time including finger plays, nursery rhymes, songs, and stories. Socialization, taking turns, listening, and sharing using fun games will help our little munchkins with preschool preparedness. We will use developmental centers including art, music, drama, manipulatives for self exploration, as well as teacher directed activities. Child does not need to be potty trained. Please discuss with your child that this is their special time at school and you will not stay during class time.
Did your child miss the September 1st preschool age requirement but seems ready for preschool? This class is designed with your bright child in mind. Gym and music time is included. Class introduces individual and group learning.
Kids at Hart School Program at Nowell Park Recreation Center
This program is excellent for children with working parents. The Kids at Hart program follows the Joliet District 86 public school calendar. The Joliet Park District's refund policy will be strictly enforced and there will be no proration of fees for days not in attendance.
colors of the rainbow
Learn new songs, stories, and rhymes on the comfy carpet. We will use our paints, markers, dough, and glue sticks. This class is designed for your child to draw, paint, cut, paste, and learn other pre-writing skills by new different art mixed media projects. Every week a different color will be introduced inspiring the theme of the project. We will introduce new songs, projects, and stories each session. Dress appropriately for creative masterpieces.
american red cross first aid for little people & home alone
This class is designed to instill confidence in young children when an emergency situation arises. Active participation is encouraged through discussion and sharing experiences with the instructor's guidance. Children will make their own first aid kit to take home, with all materials provided. Home Alone teaches children simple safety rules and procedures for responsible self-care when they are home alone. The class includes viewing a short film, 'Alone at Home,' produced by the American Red Cross, an activity book, discussion on emergency phone numbers, proper use of the house key, and answering the phone.
gary kantor's magic class
Children are guaranteed to have a great time as they learn a collection of fascinating and mesmerizing tricks from the "Magic Team of Gary Kantor!" Amaze family and friends with tricks that involve cards, ropes, coins, mind reading, and much more. While the tricks may appear difficult, you will discover that they are quick to learn and easy to perform. All materials are provided, and each child receives a magic kit to take home. Brand new tricks are taught at each session.
Tons of Fun
This program will operate on School District 86 days off. The school district calendar will be followed. This program will not run on major holidays. Deadline is 6 pm, one weekday before.