January/February 2019
February 2  |  10-11:30am
February 7  |  6-7:30pm
 
Are you interested in having your child participate in preschool at Pottawatomie Community Center or Hickory Knolls Discovery Center ? Attend these FREE open houses to acquire more detailed information and get all of your questions answered. Open houses are highly recommended to help parents understand program policies and classroom guidelines. Preschool Open House is encouraged for parent/guardian participation only.
 
The Open Houses will be held at BOTH facilities at the same dates and times.
PCC: 8 North Avenue, St. Charles
HKDC: 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles

For more information, please click here ,
or call Kara at 630-513-4326.

Make the Daddy & Daughter evening even more memorable with these special programs!
Daddy & Daughter Keepsake
Ages 3-12
Th    Feb 21  |  4-5pm       
RES $13/NR $20  (#18084)

For all young ladies attending this year's Daddy & Daughter Dance! Make a decorative memento for your big night out! Create a special invitation for your dad, too.

 
Daddy Daughter Corsages
Ages 3-12
Sa    Mar 2  (#17845)
Sa    Mar 9  (#17846)
$15

Dads...preorder your daughter's corsage, made of carnations
and spray roses, for your special evening. Choose either a pink
or white corsage. Pick your corsage up at PCC before you enter the dance.

Click code #s to register.

Saturday, February 2  |   5-7pm

Ages 3+ 
RES $16/NR $24 per person  (#17859)
Pottawatomie Community Center
 
Calling all SUPERS...It's time to be a hero!
Bring your action-packed POWERS and get ready for an Incredible party. It's gonna be EPIC! Costumes encouraged. An adult must be registered  for this event. One adult may accompany multiple children from the same household. Advance registration required.

Register here.
   
Saturdays, March 2 & 9 
6:30-8:30pm

Ages 3+
RES $20/NR $30 per person  |  (Mar 2: #17849   /  Mar 9: #17850 )
Pottawatomie Community Center  

We're rolling out the red carpet for a night filled with all-access glitz and glamour! It's time for some REEL fun. Reserve your seats for an all access pass! Enjoy a night filled with entertainment, dancing, refreshments and fun. Participants must be accompanied by a registered adult. One adult may accompany multiple children from the same household. Come at 6:15pm to avoid the long picture lines. Advance registration required.   
 
Extend your preschooler's day, or just come for the afternoon! Instructors will escort students to classes at the same facility they attend preschool. The park district does not transport children between centers.




Valentine Special
Ages 3-5
M    Feb 11  |  11:30am-2:30pm   
RES $28/NR $42  (#17533 )

Would your creative child like an afternoon of everything red, pink and covered in hearts? Design beautiful valentines for the special people in your life. Decorate a heart shaped cookie, play games and read stories. Everyone will LOVE this class!


Lucky Leprechauns
Ages 3-5
M    Mar 11  |  11:30am-2:30pm   
RES $28/NR $42  (#17527)

Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day! All little leprechauns will enjoy some shamrock fun and games. Dress in green and see if you can catch that sneaky leprechaun! Decorate a shamrock cookie, read stories, explore art and make new friends.

Just added  -  Monday Sessions! 
Lunch Bunch
Ages 3-5

M    Jan 7-Feb 11*  |  11:30am-1:30pm   
RES $60/NR $90  (#19182 )
*No Class Jan 21 

Th    Jan 10-Feb 14  |  11:30am-1:30pm   
RES $72/NR $108  (#17525)

M    Feb 25-Mar 18  |  11:30am-1:30pm
RES $48/NR $72  (#19183)

Th    Feb 21-Mar 21  |  11:30am-1:30pm   
RES $60/NR $90  (#17526)

Pack your lunchbox - it's time to share a mealtime with your friends! Learn important social and kindergarten readiness skills, and participate in planned enrichment activities. Engage in story time, art, science, math and free play. Activities change each week.


Wee Can Cook
Ages 3-5
Tu    Feb 19-Mar 19  |  11:30am-12:30pm
RES $50/NR $75  (#17535)

Tie on your apron and mix up some ingredients for a fantastic culinary experience. After listening to a story, children will participate in a creative food preparation exercise, and engage in music and movement activities. Your budding chef will come home with a different recipe each week.

Click code #s to register.
Fast and Slow, Things that Go!
Ages 1-2
M    Jan 14-Mar 18*  |  9:30-10am   
RES $80/NR $120  (#17806)

Cars and music go fast and slow. Planes and music go high and low. Children will delight in learning about tempo and pitch in this musical program. Objects like cars, planes and trains support a better understanding of musical concepts. Lots of movement, singing, puppets and even sign language will engage your child!
*No Class Jan 21 & Feb 18


Toddler Art
Ages 2-3
Th    Jan 10-Feb 14  |  9:30-10:15am   
RES $45/NR $68  (#17529)

Th    Feb 21-Mar 21  |  9:30-10:15am   
RES $38/NR $57  (#17530)

Little hands, big fun! Engage your imagination as you and your toddler create unique artwork together. Various art mediums including paint and glue will be used. Dress for a fun-filled mess!


Little Messy Hands
Ages 1½-2½
F    Jan 25-Feb 22  |  9:30-10:15am   
RES $38/NR $57  (#17539)

Spend time with your child making a mess that you won't have to clean up! Explore different textures of messy, sticky, gooey concoctions such as shaving cream, finger paint, slime, silly putty, and spaghetti worms. If your child enjoys digging the dirt, join us for some sensory fun!


Tot Rock
Ages 1-2
Tu    Jan 15-Feb 12  |  9:30-10:10am   
RES $50/NR $75  (#17531)

Tu    Feb 26-Mar 19   |  9:30-10:10am   
RES $40/NR $60  (#17532)

Maracas, clackers and tambourines make for musical fun! Tot Rock is a unique music and learning program designed specifically for 1 year olds. Each session focuses on a new educational theme that incorporates hand-held instruments, play props, sensory integration and coordination exercises. Sing, dance and play today!


Kid Rock
Ages 2-3
Tu    Jan 15-Feb 12  |  10:15-10:55am   
RES $50/NR $75  (#17521)

Tu    Feb 26-Mar 19  |  10:15-10:55am   
RES $40/NR $60  (#17522)

Make it a musical day! Designed to stimulate development through interactive play and improve your fine and gross motor skills by using rhythm instruments and props. Kid Rock encourages cooperation and following directions. Each session focuses on a new educational theme. Sing, dance and play today!


Music Together Family Class
Ages 6 & under
Th    Jan 10-Mar 7    9:15-11am   
RES $185/NR $235  (#17540)
Discount for 2-8 participants $50

Our classes are fun for the whole family! Sing, dance, move, laugh and play instruments in this instructor-led musical environment. Practice large and small motor skills, develop emotional and social skills, expand verbal and cognitive skills all as you bond together through musical play. Enrollment includes two CDs and a code for digital download, an illustrated songbook and newsletter.
Siblings under 9 months are free.


Click code #s to register.
Playtime Pals
Ages 1½-2
M    Jan 7-Mar 11*  |  9:30-10:15am   
RES $60/NR $90  (#17528)

Looking for something to do that brings a smile to your face and creates happiness? Keep from going stir crazy this winter! Participate with your child in a class designed to foster early social skills, early art experiences, and a simple circle time with stories and songs.
*No Class Jan 21 & Feb 18


Just the Two of Us
Ages 2-3
Tu    Jan 8-Feb 12  |  9:30-10:15am   
RES $45/NR $68  (#17519)

Tu    Feb 19-Mar 19  |  9:30-10:15am   
RES $38/NR $57  (#17520)

Enjoy some special time together by preparing your child for his/her first classroom experience! Participate in story time, engage in activities and play with your friends. Geared for the child who is ready to enjoy preschool activities with the comfort of an adult nearby.
Friday Funday 
Ages 3-5
F    Jan 18  |  9:30-10:30am  (#17537)
F    Mar 1  |  9:30-10:30am  (#17538)
RES $10/NR $15    

Got the winter blues? Spend Friday mornings with us! Play, laugh, smile, create. Make new friends and learn something new.


Just Added!
Young Scientists
Ages 3-5
F    Jan 25-Feb 22  |  9:30-10:30am 
RES $50/NR $75  (#18327 )

Grab your goggles, put on your lab coat, and embark on a super science journey. Using hands on experiments, learn about concepts such as dancing spaghetti, elephant toothpaste, layering liquids, and ooey gooey oily art. Prepare to be amazed at how fun science can be!   


Click code #s to register.
Sessions are shorter and provide young dancers the opportunity to try different disciplines of dance before
making the commitment to the Dance Recital program. Parent observation will be held during the last class.

Required Attire: All dancers should have hair up (out of face). Hip Hop classes may wear athletic wear and clean athletic shoes. All other classes should wear a leotard and tights with ballet or
tap shoes. Boys may wear athletic wear with appropriate dance shoes; black shoes for ballet.

Pre-Ballet
- Dancers will be introduced to ballet steps and
concepts in a fun, encouraging environment.

Creative Movement - Dancers will be introduced to body awareness and dance
concepts using their own creativity, props and fun music.

Tip Toes & Me - A parent-child class. Young dancers are
introduced to creative movement, music, props, and peers
in a classroom setting.

Tiny Tappers - These young tappers will be introduced to the fun sounds and movements they can make with tap shoes!

Hip Hop Tumble - A combination of sports and tumbling skills
with the upbeat, exciting world of hip hop dance.

Lil' Hip Hop - An introduction to the fun that can be
had with popular dance moves and music.

Click here to register for Winter Session classes.

Classes start January 7!
 
  Jr. Flag Football   |  Ages 4-6 
Jr. Basketball   |  Ages 3-6
Jr. Soccer  |  Ages 3-6
Jr. T-Ball  |  Ages 3-6
Multi-Sports  |  Ages 3-6
Parent/Tot Super Sports  |  Ages 2-3 (w/parent)

All classes are taught by All Star Sports Staff.
For full class descriptions, fees, times, locations and to register online, click sports listed above. 

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Dance for the Joy of it! Babies 
Ages 2-14months
W    Jan 9-Feb 13  |  12-12:45pm     
RES $40/NR $60  (#17652)

Dancing with your baby assists with brain growth and activity, while bringing joy and laughter to your wonderful relationship! Enjoy floortime, multi-sensory play using nursery rhymes, various music tied to movement and more. This class incorporates the 'Brain Dance' - 8 developmental movement patterns for healthy brain development while encouraging special moments with your baby. This class is intended for pre-walkers.

 
Little Dragons Tae Kwon Do 
Ages 3-5
TuTh    Jan 15-Mar 14  |  5-5:30pm  (#18068)
TuTh    Mar 19-Apr 11  |  5-5:30pm  (#18098)
RES $64/NR $96   
 
This class is designed for the younger martial arts enthusiast. Children will learn manners, respect and basic self-defense skills, such as fire safety. This is the perfect way to introduce your child to a classroom experience. Parents are welcome to participate with their children.
 
 
Floor Hockey League
Ages 4-5
Sa    Jan 12-Mar 16  |  8:30-9:30am   
$126  (#17774) 

This super-fun and instructional league will teach children the game of hockey before the skates go on with emphasis on teamwork and having fun. This league is great for beginners and for all-stars who want to sharpen their skills. All games will be held at the same time each week. Each child will receive a team jersey and trophy.
Held at Geneva Park District - Western Ave School.


Parent & Me Sport Shorts 
Ages 2-4½
Th     Jan 10-Feb 14  |  5:15-6pm  (#18090
Th     Feb 21-Mar 28  |  5:15-6pm  (#18091)
RES $98/NR $147
 
 Through story telling and sensory play with parachutes, noodles,  colorful dots and more, you'll learn sports fundamentals and develop  fine and gross motor skills. Coaches encourage exploration, integrate  tot-sized learning tools and help parents celebrate the small wins  with their child! Discover a variety of sports: soccer, basketball, t-ball & football.
Held at Sportsplex. 
Soccer Prep

Held at Pottawatomie Community Center

Ages 3-5

W    Jan 9-Feb 13  |  9:45-10:30am  (#18077)
W    Feb 20-Mar 27  |  9:45-10:30am  (#18078)
RES $115/NR $165

Held at Sportsplex
Ages 2½-4

F     Jan 11-Feb 15  |  5:15-6pm  (#18092)
F     Feb 22-Mar 29  |  5:15-6pm  (#18094)

RES $115/NR $165

Keeping soccer simple is the best way to learn to love the game!  Coaches will integrate special teaching elements with bubbles, parachutes, rings, colorful dots, beach balls and cones to help  children learn the sport and have fun! Players will build their confidence as skills develop. All skill levels welcome.


Basketball Prep
Ages 3-5

Held at Pottawatomie Community Center
W    Jan 9-Feb 13  |  10:30-11:15am  (#18079)
W    Feb 20-Mar 27  |  10:30-11:15am  (#18080)
RES $115/NR $165

Held at Sportsplex
Th     Jan 10-Feb 14  |  6:45-7pm  (#18083)
Th     Feb 21-Mar 28  |  6:15-7pm  (#18085)
RES $115/NR $165

A high-energy, entertainment approach to teaching dribbling, passing  and shooting. All skill levels welc ome. Developmental techniques, specialized learning tools and engaging stories make this the perfect  blend of athletic challenge and fall-on-the-floor humor to keep boys and girls engaged in learning.


Jr. Soccer
Ages 3-4
M    Jan 7-Mar 19*  |  9-9:45am  (#17864)
Ages 4-6
M    Jan 7-Mar 19*  |  11:30am-12:30pm  (#17865)
RES $106/NR $156

Keeping little ones active and engaged both mentally and physically. This action-packed game will keep players moving and engaged while learning simple foot skills, dribbling, passing, shooting and basic rules. Drills are even hidden in fun games. Teamwork and sportsmanship will be emphasized. Bring gym shoes, shin guards and a water bottle.
Held at Sportsplex.
*No Class Jan 21


Jr. T-Ball
Ages 3-4
M    Jan 7-Mar 19*  |  9:45-10:30am  (#17866)
Ages 4-6
M    Jan 7-Mar 19*  |  10:30-11:30am  (#17867)
RES $106/NR $156

Coaches will keep players moving and learning. Learn the proper mechanics of catching, throwing, fielding, running base and batting. Boost confidence and improve hand-eye coordination in this fun, safe and active environment. All skill levels welcome. Teamwork and sportsmanship will be emphasized. Bring a water bottle and glove.
Held at Sportsplex.
*No Class Jan 21
All nature programs below are held at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles.
Beasts at Bedtime 
All Ages
Th    Jan 24  |  6:30-7:15pm   
FREE but please register  (#17895)

Story time at the library makes STEAM come alive when the animals make the story selection! Meet at the St. Charles Public Library for this engaging story time that will be followed with some hands- on animal adventures. Held at the St. Charles Public Library. 
Tales with the Tails
Ages 1-5
Tu    Feb 19  |  9:30-10:15am   
FREE but please register  (#17896)

The critters have selected their favorite stories! Join the staff of the St. Charles Public Library and the nature center as we bring these stories to life through hands-on science exploration activities.

Click code #s to register.
Fur, Feathers, Scales & Slime 
Ages 1-5
W    Jan 9-30  |  9:30-10:15am   
RES $20/NR $30  (#17557)


Animals of all kinds make their home at Hickory Knolls. Be a scientist and learn what makes each kind of animal unique in the wintertime!


Love the Earth 
Ages 1-5
W    Feb 6-27    9:30-10:15am   
RES $20/NR $30  (#17558)


Love the earth in so many fun ways from recycling to being a friend to the animals. Your explorer will 'love' this class!

Dr. Seuss Nature Adventure 
Ages 1-5
W    Mar 6-27  |  9:30-10:15am   
RES $20/NR $30  (#17559)


Silly Dr. Seuss science
will have your child exploring with the Lorax and other storybook favorites.

 







Click code #s to register.

FREE! Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 13  |  10am  
 
Pottawatomie Park
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Wednesday, April 17  |  9-10am
RES $10/NR $15 per person ( #17863)
 
Pottawatomie Community Center
HAVE AN IDEA?
Is there a skill, topic or experience you'd like to have offered for your children? New program ideas are always welcome!
Contact Kara at kguizzetti@stcparks.org