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.
Early Childhood Summer Camps/Programs
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
Fun with Friends Camp | 2-4 years with optional parent
Flutter by with a butterfly, pretend you are a cricket, hug a tree. Discover the world of nature through play, songs, stories and movement. Follow the instructor as she leads you through activities designed to look at nature through the eyes of your child. Sorry, no infants or older children.
|375213-00||June 12-23||M,W,F/10:15-11:00 am||$47(R)/$67(NR)||RA|
Ooey Gooey Fun | 3-5 years
Play-Doh®, silly putty and “clean mud” are just a few of the soft, squishy concoctions we will be making and playing with in this hands on class. The children will help follow a recipe to create gooey mixtures out of everyday, household ingredients like flour, liquid soap, salt, water and even glue. Math and science concepts will be incorporated as we count and measure ingredients and watch one form of matter transform into another. Please wear clothes that can get messy.
|375215-00||June 9-July 7||F/9:30-10:30 am||$60(R)/$80(NR)||RA|
Summer Playtime | 12 months-2 years with parent
We will share songs, activities and stories about the natural world around us as your child interacts with others. The instructor will serve as a guide. Sorry, no infants or older children.
|375208-00||June 12-23||M,W,F/9:15-10:00 am||$47(R)/$67(NR)||RA|
Strider™ Camp | 3-5 years
Strider™ Camp uses no-pedal balance bikes to teach kids of all abilities how to ride on two wheels. The curriculum is built around learning, fun, socialization, and instruction intended to ignite a passion for riding. The goal of the camp is to help children have the balance and bike handling skills to ride on two wheels and never need training wheels! Please bring a helmet and water bottle to each class.
|375231-00||June 5-9||M-F/10:30-11:30 am||$40(R)/$60(NR)||ROSO|
|375231-01||July 10-14||M-F/10:30-11:30 am||$40(R)/$60(NR)||ROSO|
Summertime Fun Camp | 3-6 years
Socialization and group activities such as art, dramatics, sing-alongs, science and fun are all part of this exciting camp. Activities will be based on weekly themes and will be both indoors and outdoors. Camp will meet rain or shine. A snack and beverage will be provided daily. Child must be toilet trained, no pull-ups, please.
|375204-00||June 6-22||Tu,Th/9:00-11:00 am||$66(R)/$86(NR)||SHP|
|375204-02||July 11-27||Tu,Th/9:00-11:00 am||$66(R)/$86(NR)||SHP|
|375204-01||June 5-21||M,W/9:00-11:00 am||$66(R)/$86(NR)||SHP|
|375204-03||July 10-26||M,W/9:00-11:00 am||$66(R)/$86(NR)||SHP|
Kitchen Kapers | 3-8 years
This class teaches children simple recipes so they can help out in the kitchen. Safety tips are also emphasized. On the last day of class kids take home a recipe book filled with all their delicious experiments.
|375217-00||June 5-21||M,W/12:30-1:15 pm||$59(R)/$79(NR)||RA|
|375217-01||June 5-21||M,W/1:30-2:30 pm||$66(R)/$88(NR)||RA|
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.
Summer Soccer | 3-6 years
Under the direction of qualified soccer coaches, this program will introduce the basics of soccer. Players will participate in drills and short games. Soccer cleats and shin guards are recommended but not required. This is an outdoor soccer class, please send your child with a water bottle.
|375201-00||June 6-22||Tu,Th/5:00-5:45 pm||$47(R)/$67(NR)||ROSO|
|375201-01||July 10-14||Tu,Th/6:00-6:45 pm||$40(R)/$60(NR)||ROSO|
Soccer Camp | 3-6 years
Soccer camp is an outdoor program focused on introducing the fundamentals of soccer. Soccer shoes and shin guards are recommended but not required. Please send your child with a water bottle.
|375200-00||July 17-21||M-F/9:00-9:45 am||$39(R)/$59(NR))||ROSO|
|375200-01||July 17-21||M-F/10:00-11:00 am||$40(R)/$60(NR)||ROSO|
T-Ball Fun 4-6 years
Your child will have a ball as he/she learns the basics of T-Ball. Each week will focus on a new skill – batting, catching and throwing. Kids will be pumped up for the BIG GAME at the end of the session. This will be an outdoor class unless it is raining, then we will meet in the gym! Don’t forget a water bottle.
|375207-00||June 6-27||Tu/9:15-10:15 am||$32(R)/$48(NR)||LE|
|375207-01||July 11-Aug. 1||Tu/9:15-10:15 am||32(R)/$48(NR)||LE\|
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.
|372260-01||June 5-8||M-Th/5:00-6:00 pm||$35(R)/$50(NR)||HP|
|372260-02||June 12-15||M-Th/9:00-10:00 am||$35(R)/$50(NR)||GP|
|372260-03||June 19-22||M-Th/5:00-6:00 pm||$35(R)/$50(NR)||HP|
|372260-04||June 26-29||M-Th/9:00-10:00 am||$35(R)/$50(NR)||GP|
|372260-05||July 10-13||M-Th/9:00-10:00 am||$35(R)/$50(NR)||GP|
|372260-06||July 17-20||M-Th/5:00-6:00 pm||$35(R)/$50(NR)||HP|
|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|