Programs for Early Childhood
The Dundee Township Park District has many program choices for children beginning at 9 months to 6 years old. Each program emphasizes socialization, develop new skills and teaches children to gain independence. Programs and activities range from Tot Rock to T-Ball. For a full list of programs being offered please refer to your seasonal program brochure. If you did not receive one in the mail please stop by the Rakow Center at 665 Barrington Ave. in Carpentersville or Randall Oaks Recreation Center at 500 N. Randall Rd. in West Dundee to pick up a brochure or download it by clicking the brochure image located in the left column of this page.
For a full list of programs being offered please refer to the seasonal program brochure.
Playtime at the Park | 1-5 years with parent
We will have story time, songs, games, water play and create a small craft. Each week will have different activities. After this activity time together, stay and play with your new friends at the park! Wear sunblock & play clothes, bring a towel and water bottle. Only the group activity time will be supervised by staff. If it is raining the morning of, there will be no class or staffing.
|June 7–Aug. 2*||W/9:30 -10:30 am||$5 drop-in fee (cash only)||LP|
*No Class July 5
Pee Wee Tennis | 5-7 years
This class will have your child starting to enjoy tennis through successful instruction that emphasizes hand-eye coordination through drills that incorporate catching, ball tossing, footwork, drop hitting, and basic groundstroke fundamentals. Please come to class dressed comfortably. Wear tennis shoes. Bring your own racket, water & sun protection.
|372260-07||July 24-27||M-Th/9:00-10:00 am||$35(R)/$50(NR)||GP|
|372260-08||July 31-Aug. 3||M-Th/5:00-6:00 pm||$35(R)/$50(NR)||HP|
Getting to Know Me | 1 ½-3 years with parent
Let’s discover and use our five senses. Weekly themed art projects and activities will surprise the children with taste, touch, smell, sight and sounds. Actively participate with your child as he or she discovers the world around him/her.
|44101-00||Sept. 12-Oct. 17||Tu/9:15-10:00 am||$46(R)/$66(NR)||RA|
|44101-01||Oct. 24-Dec. 5*||Tu/9:15-10:00 am||$46(R)/$66(NR)||RA|
*No class: 11/21REGISTER ONLINE
Busy Bees | 2-3 years with optional parent
Each week is based on popular stories and nursery rhymes. Felt board stories, activities, songs, games and crafts will be included. This class will help your child transition from parent & child to child only classes. Parents are free to leave the program room when your child is ready.
|44129-00||Sept. 11-Oct. 23||M/9:15-10:00 am||$46(R)/$66(NR)||RORC|
|44129-01||Oct. 30-Dec. 11*||M/9:15-10:00 am||$46(R)/$66(NR)||RORC|
*No class: 10/9, 11/20REGISTER ONLINE
Shop-N-Drop | 2-11 years
Attention Moms!!! Take some time for yourself while your kids have a fun filled afternoon. Run some errands, go get pampered, or just enjoy your quiet home. We will keep your child entertained with crafts, games, and playtime. Children must be toilet trained.
|44150-00||Nov. 21||Tu/12:30-5:00 pm||$20(R)/$30(NR)||RORC|
Holiday Bedtime Stories | 7 years & younger with parent
Put on your jammies and bring your favorite stuffed animal and blanket for a special evening of Christmas songs and stories with Mrs. Claus. Milk and cookies will be served and who knows, maybe Santa will stop by with a small gift for each child! Pre-registration is required for each child attending. Parents are admitted free with paid child admission. Don’t forget your cameras!
|44220-00||Dec. 6||W/6:30-7:45 pm||$13(R)/$18(NR)||RORC|
Preschool Open Gym (9 months-6 years with parent)
Run, jump, slide or climb at Preschool Open Gym. You and your child(ren) will have a ball playing indoors and meeting new friends. Children ages 9 months to 6 years old can play, socialize and laugh in this open play atmosphere. Balls, slides, sports, tunnels and more will be available for your child to play with. Parents must accompany their child at all times.
$5 Drop-in Fee/$3 Sibling Fee
Get a punch card, after 10 visits the eleventh is FREE.
Preschool Open Gym Schedule
|September 15-December 8*||Fridays||10:00 am-12:00 pm||Randall Oaks Recreation Center|
*No open gym 10/6, 11/24
Funshine Treehouse (3-5 years)
A duck in the classroom? Hands-on science experiments? Nature studies? If any of these sound like something your child would appreciate, please join us in the Funshine Treehouse for A SCHOOL YEAR’S WORTH OF FUN AND EXPLORATION. Using Montessori inspired teaching methods, the experienced teachers of the Funshine Treehouse provide child-directed activities as well as daily lessons on animals, science and nature. The Randall Oaks Zoo animals are frequent visitors to the classroom. Children also have an opportunity to work on numbers and letters at their own pace.
Payment to cover the $40 non-refundable registration fee (included in the total fee), plus the first month’s tuition is due upon registration. Tuition is split into 10 payments.
2017-2018 School Year
|478315-01||Aug. 21-May 18*||M,W,F/9:00-11:30 am||Treehouse Center
at Al Price Building
|$1,590 R/$1,980 NR|
|478320-01||Aug. 22-May 17*||Tu,Th/9:00-11:30 am||Treehouse Center
at Al Price Building
|$1,040 R/$1,290 NR|
|478320-02||Aug. 22-May 17*||Tu,Th/12:30-2:30 pm||Treehouse Center
at Al Price Building
|$990 R/$1,170 NR|
*For holidays and school days off, Funshine Treehouse follows School District 300’s calendar.
Starting in Fall 2018 the Funshine Treehouse will be offering a full day program. Registration for the 2018/2019 school year begins Monday, November 13.