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.  In classes for ages 3 – 6, parents are welcome to wait in the seating area outside the Tot Spot classroom.


Tot Spot Classes Fall 2023



 Oodles of Noodles

Come explore lotsa pasta with this fun-filled noodle theme. We will get our hands messy to build bridges with spaghetti, play in a “bubbling” pasta pot, make pasta necklaces, and create noodle prints.

Sessions for 3- to 6-year-olds: Click to Register 
Session 1 Tues., Dec. 12; 11:00 a.m. – Noon
Session 2 Wed., Dec. 13; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 3 Wed., Dec. 13; 11:00 a.m. – Noon
Session 4 Wed., Dec. 13; 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Session 5 Thurs., Dec. 14; 11:00 – Noon
Session 6 Fri., Dec. 15; 11:00 a.m. – Noon
Session 7 Sat., Dec. 16; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Sessions for 2-year-olds: Click to Register 
(With an adult, NO siblings, please.)
Session 8 Tues., Dec. 12; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 9 Thurs., Dec. 14; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 10 Fri., Dec. 15; 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:  September 12 or 14, October 10 or 12, November 7 or 9, December 5 or 7.

Enrollment is limited to 6 families. The class costs $6.00 per child for members and $8.00 per child for the public. 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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