Our Early Childhood programs cater to children aged 2 to 5 years old, held at the Washington Park District Building located at 105 S. Spruce St. These classes are typically offered year-round. For specific details, please refer to our current brochure.

Building Blocks

This program focuses on laying a solid foundation for learning through play. We emphasize positive social skills such as sharing, taking turns, following directions, and learning classroom routines. Our daily activities include circle time, art, story sessions, and free play, encouraging children to discover and explore their surroundings. Two-year-olds turning three during the session are also welcome to register.

Stepping Stones

Designed to ease the transition into academic years for 4 to 5-year-olds, this program emphasizes socialization and early learning skills in an environment fostering independence and a love for learning. Our daily schedule includes circle time, art, story sessions, and snack time. With three classrooms available, we aim to build self-confidence and strong self-esteem through various free play activities.

Stay and Play

An extension of our Stepping Stones program for 3 to 5-year-olds, children bring a packed lunch to enjoy at noon. Following lunch, we unwind and engage in creative arts and crafts and free play. Children particularly enjoy bringing their lunch boxes to school on Wednesdays!

Kids in the Kitchen

Join us for an exciting culinary adventure of measuring, mixing, and creating delicious treats. Each week, we don chef's hats and follow different recipes. Please inform us of any food allergies during registration. This is a drop-off program.

Easy Cooking for Kids

In this class, we utilize recipes with simple steps that children can easily follow, resulting in delicious creations that will leave them eager to cook again. Please inform us of any food allergies during registration. This is a drop-off program.

Music and Motion

Let your child explore their musical inclinations in a dynamic class of singing and creative movement. Language and song are used to promote active listening, focusing on a weekly theme.

Bonker Ball

Engage in up to 6 tee ball games simultaneously, refining eye-hand coordination and providing great fun for your child. Played with a team of four players, the batter hits the ball off the tee and must run between two cones before fielders return the ball to the tee.

Parent-Tot-Sports Mania

Join your little one in this class introducing them to the world of sports. Activities include shooting hoops, hitting baseballs off the tee, playing badminton, or simply running around the gym. Parachute games are also included. Adults participate with their child for a fun bonding experience.

Tumble Tots

Designed for toddlers bursting with energy, this program involves beginning tumbling skills, dance, and creative games focusing on motor and socialization skills. Don't forget to bring a camera to capture the fun!

Romper Room

An open play session for little ones to burn off energy and make new friends. Our gym is equipped with scooters, hoops, mats, balls, and an obstacle course. Parents must accompany their children during this open play time.


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105 S. Spruce St.
Washington, IL 61571

Phone: 309-444-9413
Fax: 309-444-3849

WPD weather information line 309-366-2413

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