Early Childhood

Get your young child active early to help stimulate brain development and social skills. Our early childhood programs are the perfect outlet. From parent/child programming to independent activities, we offer a variety of classic options. We also offer preschool (see our Preschool page).
New!
Boo Bash with Kidscreate Studio

This class is instructed by KidCreate Studio

Park your broom at the front door, come on in and create something spooktacular! You and your young artist will get messy with paint and clay as you make a black cat, ghost or jack-o-lantern. The children are welcome to wear their costume to class.

Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

AGE: 18mo-6years

Program #: R1023-301
Day: F
Date: Oct 22
Time: 9:30-10:30am
Fee:
$36R/$40NR
Register by: Oct 14

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 4   Max: 12


New Dates!
Busy Bees

Get Ready Busy Bees!

Busy Bees is the perfect way to spend time with your little one in a semi-structured program as they learn, grow, and explore with the comfort of a parent or adult guiding
them through the classroom. This adult and parent class is great for
strengthening relationships with parents and caregivers. Children are
exposed to early socialization through finger plays, creative play, music
and movement, and group games. A great experience for the very active child that is curious and loves to explore and discover their world! 
Siblings under 1 are free.

Masking and social distancing will be enforced for this program because our youngest population of children have not had the opportunity to be vaccinated against Covid_19.                                         

Age: 1- 5 years old 

Program #: R1002-202
Day:  Th
Date: Aug 5-Sept 9
Time: 9:45-10:30am
Fee: $60/ 2nd child $24
Register by: Jul 25

Program #: R1002-301
Day:  Th
Date: Sep 23- Nov 18
Time: 9:00-9:45am
Fee: $60.00 / 2nd child $24.00
Register by: Sep 15

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to the Superintendent of Recreation and Experiential Programming.                                                                      

Location: Proksa Park
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 5   Max: 10


New!
Dino-rama with Kidscreate Studio

Come and sing along with us as we create art inspired by this favorite nursery rhyme. A little Kidcreate magic (glow-in-the-dark paint!) will enable your young artist’s masterpiece to really come to life after dark! This is a great class for siblings to attend together!

Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Age: 18mo - 6 years

Program #:  R1021-301
Day: F
Date: Nov 5
Time: 9:30-10:30am
Fee: $20/$25

Register by: Oct 28

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 7   Max: 10


New!
Glow-in-the-Dark Rudolph with KidsCreate Studio

This program is taught by a KidsCreate Studio instructor.

Come create right along with your little ones as we use fun, fuzzy pom-poms to create an adorable Rudolph. Just like the real reindeer, our Rudolph's noses will really glow-in-the-dark, perfect for guiding Santa's sleigh!

Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Age: 18mo - 6 years

Program #:  R1024-301
Day: F
Date: Dec 3
Time: 9:30-10:30am
Fee: $36/$40

Register by: Nov 25

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 4   Max: 12


New Dates!
New!
Independent 2's & 3's

The first classroom experience without Mom, Dad or guardian, can be a bit fearful and anxious for two-year-olds and young threes. We will help ease those fears and encourage your children as they build confidence and skills with us each time they are here!  Children will enjoy playing, making simple craft projects, and interacting as they enjoy music and activities. This program is designed as a bridge to the Early Childhood and Recreation Learning Program for ages 3-5. This creative play class is great for a first-time program to experience being away from home for the first time. 

Age: 2-3 (Child must be 2 by the program start date.)

Program #: R1001-301
Day:  W,F 
Date:  Sept 1-Dec 10
Time: 8:45-10:15am
Fee: $353/$362
Register by:  Ongoing 

Program #: R1001-302
Day:  W,F 
Date:  Sept 1-Dec 10
Time: 10:30-12:00pm 
Fee: $333/$343
Register by:Ongoing 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Early Childhood and Recreation Manager.

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 5   Max: 10


New!
Messy Play Day!

The pleasure is all ours! Keep the mess on us! Spend an afternoon enjoying messy and spooky sensory experiences! Take chances, get messy and have so much fun with slime, playdough, goop, and all things Halloween! We provide the projects, materials, and most importantly ALL THE CLEANUP - up while you enjoy dream-making with your child. Smocks and old clothes are recommended for both you and your child.

Age: 2-6 - kids, be sure that your adults come prepared please! 

Program #: R1009-301
Day:  Sa
Date: Oct 16
Time: 10:00-11:00am
Fee:  $18R/$23NR
Register by: Oct 9

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 5   Max: 12


New!
Princesses in Training

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away ... a fair assembly of princesses gathered for a royal experience under the giant hundred year old trees in the royal forest in the kingdom of the Berwyn Park District. Princesses dressed in their finest clothing with be led through activities at the magical gala including a craft, storytime, and a dance party as they celebrate their fine wonderfullness as they properly go about their day. All Princesses in training are encouraged to wear their favorite princess dress.

A goodie bag will be created for each participant to take home. 

 

Age: 3-7

Program #: R1010-301
Day:  F
Date: Nov 12
Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Fee: $18R/$23NR
Register by: Nov 6

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Superintendent of Recreation and Experiential Programming. 

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 8   Max: 20


New Dates!
New Time
New!
Story Time In The Park

Reading? In a park? Join our fun staff as we bring stories to life under the huge trees of Proksa Park! Please bring a blanket to sit on and sit back and relax as you are taken into another world with fall-themed stories, finger plays and your own imagination! 

Adults need to stay because who knows where your imagination will take you! :-)

Age: 1-6 years with parent

Program #: R1016-301
Day:  Sa
Date:  Sept 4
Time: 10:00-10:45am
Fee: $5R/$8NR
Register by:  Aug 27

Program #: R1016-302
Day:  Sa
Date:  Oct 9
Time: 10:00-10:45am
Fee: $5R/$9NR
Register by:  Oct 1

If you have any questions or concerns please contact tthe Superintendent of Recreation and Experiential Programming. 

Location: Proksa Park
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave Berwyn, IL 60402



New!
Wheels On the Bus with Kidcreate Studio

This program is lead by Kid Create Studio 

"The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round." Come on around to class to create and sing. The Wheels on the Bus song will be our inspiration as we create a school bus art masterpiece.

AGE: 18mo - 6years
Program # R1022-301
Day: F
Date: Sept 17
Time: 9:00-9:45am
Fee: $20R/$25NR
Register by: Sept 9

Any questions: Please contact Devin Frendreis at dfrendreis@berwynparks.org 

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 4   Max: 12


About BPD
The Berwyn Park District is a separate municipal governing agency established for the purpose of providing parks, facilities and recreational programs for the residents of Berwyn.

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Proksa Park
Activity Center

3001 S. Wisconsin Ave.
708-795-2892
Freedom Park
Administration Office

3701 Scoville Avenue
708-788-1701
Liberty
Cultural Center

6445 W. 27th Place
708-795-2891
The Berwyn Park District is proud to be a partner and supporter of the West Suburban Special Recreational Association.