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.

 

 

Tot Spot Classes Spring 2022  

Rolling Ramps

Roll into class and get ready to move as we experiment with ramps! Explore friction and angles as we construct ramps to uncover why things roll, as well as create art using inclined planes.

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

Sessions for 2-year-olds: Click to Register
(With an adult, NO siblings, please.)
Session 7 Tues., Apr 5; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 8 Wed., Apr 6; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 9 Thurs., Apr 7; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 10 Fri., Apr 8; 9:30-10:30 a.m.

 

Exploring Magnets

Explore the power of magnets and discover what makes something magnetic. Use magnets to build tall towers, use magnet wands to find hidden letters, and even create a painting!

Sessions for 3- to 6-year-olds: Click to Register
Session 1 Tues., Apr 19; 11:00 a.m. – Noon
Session 2 Wed., Apr 20; 11:00 a.m. – Noon
Session 3 Wed., Apr 20; 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Session 4 Thurs., Apr 21; 11:00 - Noon
Session 5 Fri., Apr 22; 11:00 a.m.- Noon
Session 6 Sat., Apr 23; 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Sessions for 2-year-olds: Click to Register
(With an adult, NO siblings, please.)
Session 7 Tues., Apr 19; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 8 Wed., Apr 20; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 9 Thurs., Apr 21; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 10 Fri., Apr 22; 9:30-10:30 a.m.

 

Getting Ready for Kindergarten

Join our classroom as we get ready for Kindergarten! Enjoy stories, explore shapes and patterns, sing your ABC’s, and play with new friends as we practice skills that will get us ready for school.

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

Sessions for 2-year-olds: Click to Register
(With an adult, NO siblings, please.)
Session 7 Tues., May 3; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 8 Wed., May 4; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 9 Thurs., May 5; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 10 Fri., May 6; 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: January 18, January 20, February 15, February 17, March 15, March 17, April 12, April 15, May 10, and May12.

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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