Tot 2-6 years

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Hands-on exploration and interactive stories engage children as they learn about science, language, engineering, art, mathematics, and social skills. Class topics repeat throughout the same week at different times.

Cost per child per class: $12 public; $10 members

Advance registration required; payment must accompany registration. Please call 815-963-6769 or click to register below.  

Cancellation Policy: Refunds are available through the close of registration, minus 10%. Discovery Center reserves the right to cancel events; in which case, a full refund will be issued.

In our classes for 2-year-olds, children must be accompanied by an adult.

At this time, we are limiting the number of people in the room for Tot Spot classes (ages 3 – 6) so parents are requested to wait outside and not accompany their child in to the Tot Spot classroom.

COVID-19 Protocols: In accordance with state and local health guidelines, all children, guardians and staff will be required to wear face coverings (over nose and mouth). 

 

Tot Spot Classes Fall 2021

Buggin’ Out

Buzz on in to explore different types of insects! Go on a bug hunt, sing some bug songs, learn how bugs eat, and create your own insect to fly home with you.

Sessions for 3- to 6-year-olds: Click to Register
Session 1 Tues., Sept. 7; 11:00 a.m. – Noon
Session 2 Wed., Sept. 8; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 3 Wed., Sept. 8; 11:00 a.m. – Noon
Session 4 Wed., Sept. 8; 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Session 5 Thurs., Sept. 9; 11:00 a.m. - Noon
Session 6 Fri., Sept. 10; 11:00 a.m. - Noon
Session 7 Sat., Sept 11; 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Sessions for 2-year-olds: Click to Register
(With an adult, NO siblings, please.)
Session 8 Tues., Sept. 7; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 9 Thurs., Sept. 9; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 10 Fri., Sept 10; 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

 

Construction Zone

Get down to the nuts and bolts of building. Dig in and learn about construction - the trucks and people who build things! Nail down an art project and cement the day with engineering stories!

Sessions for 3- to 6-year-olds: Click to Register
Session 1 Tues., Sept. 21; 11:00 a.m. – Noon
Session 2 Wed., Sept. 22; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 3 Wed., Sept. 22; 11:00 a.m. – Noon
Session 4 Wed., Sept. 22; 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Session 5 Thurs., Sept. 23; 11:00 a.m. - Noon
Session 6 Fri., Sept. 24; 11:00 a.m. - Noon

Sessions for 2-year-olds: Click to Register
(With an adult, NO siblings, please.)
Session 8 Tues., Sept. 21; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 9 Thurs., Sept. 23; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 10 Fri., Sept 24; 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

 

Make a Mess

Let’s get messy! Come make a mess with us and learn through the messy process of making as we splatter paint, build in shaving cream, and spin around to create new colors.

Sessions for 3- to 6-year-olds: Click to Register
Session 1 Tues., Oct. 5; 11:00 a.m. – Noon
Session 2 Wed., Oct. 6; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 3 Wed., Oct. 6; 11:00 a.m. – Noon
Session 4 Wed., Oct. 6; 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Session 5 Thurs., Oct. 7; 11:00 a.m. - Noon
Session 6 Fri., Oct. 8; 11:00 a.m. - Noon

Sessions for 2-year-olds: Click to Register
(With an adult, NO siblings, please.)
Session 7 Tues., Oct. 5; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 8 Thurs., Oct. 7; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 9 Fri., Oct. 8; 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

 

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

It’s a beautiful day in our neighborhood! Join us as we learn about community with Daniel Tiger themed activities and pretend play areas to create our own neighborhood. Who will you become while you play?

Sessions for 3- to 6-year-olds: Click to Register
Session 1 Tues., Oct. 19; 11:00 a.m. – Noon
Session 2 Wed., Oct. 20; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 3 Wed., Oct. 20; 11:00 a.m. – Noon
Session 4 Wed., Oct. 20; 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Session 5 Thurs., Oct. 21; 11:00 a.m. - Noon
Session 6 Fri., Oct. 22; 11:00 a.m. - Noon

Sessions for 2-year-olds: Click to Register
(With an adult, NO siblings, please.)
Session 7 Tues., Oct. 19; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 8 Thurs., Oct. 21; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 9 Fri., Oct. 22; 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

 

Monster Mash

Stomp your feet, roar your loudest roars, and swing your tails around as we explore not-so-scary monsters! Move around like a monster, read monster stories, and create your own monster.

Sessions for 3- to 6-year-olds: Click to Register
Session 1 Tues., Nov. 2; 11:00 a.m. – Noon
Session 2 Wed., Nov. 3; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 3 Wed., Nov. 3; 11:00 a.m. – Noon
Session 4 Wed., Nov. 3; 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Session 5 Thurs., Nov. 4; 11:00 - Noon
Session 6 Fri., Nov. 5; 11:00 a.m. - Noon
Session 7 Sat., Nov. 6; 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Sessions for 2-year-olds: Click to Register
(With an adult, NO siblings, please.)
Session 8 Tues., Nov. 2; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 9 Thurs., Nov. 4; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 10 Fri., Nov. 5; 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.


Blast Off!

3, 2, 1, BLAST OFF! Fly in to explore outer space, our solar system, and what it’s like to be an astronaut. Create a rocket, learn about moon craters, and paint a nebula to journey home with you.

Sessions for 3- to 6-year-olds: Click to Register
Session 1 Tues., Nov. 16; 11:00 a.m. – Noon
Session 2 Wed., Nov. 17; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 3 Wed., Nov. 17; 11:00 a.m. – Noon
Session 4 Wed., Nov. 17; 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Session 5 Thurs., Nov. 18; 11:00 - Noon
Session 6 Fri., Nov. 19; 11:00 a.m. - Noon
Session 7 Sat., Nov. 20; 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Sessions for 2-year-olds: Click to Register
(With an adult, NO siblings, please.)
Session 8 Tues., Nov. 16; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 9 Thurs., Nov. 17; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 10 Fri., Nov. 18; 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.


Crazy Colors

Colors are all around us and can blend together to make new colors! Explore how red, yellow, and blue can mix it up through science experiments, messy (and not so messy) painting, and colorful stories. What colors will you discover?

Sessions for 3- to 6-year-olds: Click to Register
Session 1 Tues., Nov. 30; 11:00 a.m. – Noon
Session 2 Wed., Dec. 1; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 3 Wed., Dec. 1; 11:00 a.m. – Noon
Session 4 Wed., Dec. 1; 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Session 5 Thurs., Dec. 2; 11:00 - Noon
Session 6 Fri., Dec. 3; 11:00 a.m. - Noon
Session 7 Sat., Dec. 4; 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Sessions for 2-year-olds: Click to Register
(With an adult, NO siblings, please.)
Session 8 Tues., Nov. 30; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 9 Thurs., Dec. 2; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 10 Fri., Dec. 3; 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.


Party Time

It’s party time! Let’s get ready to have a celebration by making instruments, creating crowns, and making party decorations. Finish off by having the best party of all: a silly dance party!

Sessions for 3- to 6-year-olds: Click to Register
Session 1 Tues., Dec. 14; 11:00 a.m. – Noon
Session 2 Wed., Dec. 15; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 3 Wed., Dec. 15; 11:00 a.m. – Noon
Session 4 Wed., Dec. 15; 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Session 5 Thurs., Dec. 16; 11:00 - Noon
Session 6 Fri., Dec. 17; 11:00 a.m. - Noon
Session 7 Sat., Dec. 18; 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Sessions for 2-year-olds: Click to Register
(With an adult, NO siblings, please.)
Session 8 Tues., Dec. 14; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 9 Thurs., Dec. 16; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 10 Fri., Dec. 17; 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

 

Toddler Time

Being one is FUN! Take advantage of this playgroup designed for children ages 12 months to 24 months as we sing songs, read stories and explore interesting materials while meeting new friends! Toddler Time is held from 9:30 – 10:30 am this fall/winter on one Tuesday and Thursday each month.

Choose from these dates: Sept. 14, Sept. 16, Oct. 12, Oct. 14, Nov. 9, Nov. 11, Dec. 7, and Dec. 9.

Enrollment is limited to 6 families. The class costs $8.00 per child for members and $10.00 child for the public, and advance registration is required.

Click to Register or call 815-963-6769. Toddler Time meets in the Tot Spot classroom (main floor, east end of the building).

 

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