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). Exceptions can be made for people with medical conditions or disabilities that prevent them from safely covering their nose and mouth. Temperature checks will be taken of all participants prior to entry into classroom.

 

Let It Snow!

Snow is cold, white and fun! Learn why we have snow and what happens to animals in the wintertime. Do some “snowy” art and enjoy an indoor snowball fight!

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

Sessions for 2-year-olds: Click to Register
Session 7 Tues., Jan. 19; 9:30 – 10:30 am
Session 8 Thurs., Jan. 21; 9:30 – 10:30 am

 

Happy Tooth, Sad Tooth

Discover how tooth-friendly foods help our teeth to be strong. Examine models of teeth and learn how to care for your teeth as you create a special art project.

Sessions for 3 to 6-year-olds: Click to Register
Session 1 Tues., Feb. 16; 11:00 – Noon
Session 2 Wed., Feb. 17; 9:30 – 10:30 am
Session 3 Wed., Feb.17; 11:00 am – Noon
Session 4 Wed., Feb. 17; 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Session 5 Thurs., Feb. 18; 11:00 – Noon
Session 6 Fri., Feb. 19; 9:30 – 10:30 am

Sessions for 2-year-olds: Click to Register
Session 7 Tues., Feb. 16; 9:30 – 10:30 am
Session 8 Thurs., Feb. 18; 9:30 – 10:30 am

 

Sleepy Time Pajama Party

Dress in some comfy PJ’s and bring your favorite stuffed animal or bedtime buddy to this special time of fun, music, art and stories. Discover why we yawn and why we all need sleep.

Sessions for 3 to 6-year-olds: Click to Register
Session 1 Tues., Mar. 2; 11:00 – Noon
Session 2 Wed., Mar. 3; 9:30 – 10:30 am
Session 3 Wed., Mar. 3; 11:00 – Noon
Session 4 Wed., Mar. 3; 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Session 5 Thurs., Mar. 4; 11:00 – Noon
Session 6 Fri., Mar. 5; 9:30 – 10:30 am

Sessions for 2-year-olds: Click to Register
Session 7 Tues., Mar. 2; 9:30 – 10:30 am
Session 8 Thurs., Mar. 4; 9:30 – 10:30 am

 

Vroom, Vroom!

Zoom into this Tot Spot class to find out what keeps automobiles on the move. Pick up speed while you learn about cars and then hit the brakes for fun, music and stories.

Sessions for 3 to 6-year-olds: Click to Register
Session 1 Tues., Mar. 16; 11:00 – Noon
Session 2 Wed., Mar. 17; 9:30 – 10:30 am
Session 3 Wed., Mar. 17; 11:00 – Noon
Session 4 Wed., Mar. 17; 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Session 5 Thurs., Mar. 18; 11:00 – Noon
Session 6 Fri., Mar. 19; 9:30 – 10:30 am

Sessions for 2-year-olds: Click to Register
Session 7 Tues., Mar. 16; 9:30 – 10:30 am
Session 8 Thurs., Mar. 18; 9:30 – 10:30 am

 

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

The forecast calls for showers of fun in this class. Young weather watchers will learn what makes storm clouds and a rainy day as we have plenty of “muddy” fun in stories, art and music.

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

Sessions for 2-year-olds: Click to Register
Session 7 Tues., April 6; 9:30 – 10:30 am
Session 8 Thurs., April 8; 9:30 – 10:30 am

 

Safe Kids

When is it safe to cross the street? Why do you need to wear a seat belt in the car? Who are the people who help you stay safe in your neighborhood? What are grown-up’s tools and what are kid’s tools? You will learn all about how to be safe with games, stories and music.

Sessions for 3 to 6-year-olds: Click to Register
Session 1 Tues., April 20; 11:00 – Noon
Session 2 Wed., April 21; 9:30 – 10:30 am
Session 3 Wed., April 21; 11:00 – Noon
Session 4 Wed., April 21; 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Session 5 Thurs., April 22; 11:00 – Noon
Session 6 Fri., April 23; 9:30 – 10:30 am

Sessions for 2-year-olds: Click to Register
Session 7 Tues., April 20; 9:30 – 10:30 am
Session 8 Thurs., April 22; 9:30 – 10:30 am

 

Springtime on the Farm

It’s time for baby pigs, ducklings, lambs, calves and foals on the farm. Learn how farmers get the soil ready for their crops as we discover that what we eat and the clothes we wear are all grown on farms.

Sessions for 3 to 6-year-olds: Click to Register
Session 1 Tues., May 4; 11:00 – Noon
Session 2 Wed., May 5; 9:30 – 10:30 am
Session 3 Wed., May 5; 11:00 – Noon
Session 4 Wed., May 5; 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Session 5 Thurs., May 6; 11:00 – Noon
Session 6 Fri., May 7; 9:30 – 10:30 am

Sessions for 2-year-olds: Click to Register
Session 7 Tues., May 4; 9:30 – 10:30 am
Session 8 Thurs., May 6; 9:30 – 10:30 am

 

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 Thursday each month.

Choose from these dates: January 14, February 11, March 11, April 15, May 13.

Enrollment is limited to 4 families. Cost: $6.00 per child for Members and $8.00 child for the Public, and advance registration is required. Register online or call 815-963-6769. Toddler Time meets in the Tot Spot classroom (main floor, east end of the building).

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