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 Dates!
Busy Bees

This adult and parent class is great for strengthening relationships with parents and caregivers. Children are exposed to early socialization through play, music and games. This is perfect for the active child. Siblings under 1 are free.

Social distancing and mask are required for this program. Ages 2 and up must year a mask at all times.                                                           

Age: 6months - 4 years old 

Program #: R1002-101
Day:  T
Date:  Jan 12- Mar 9 
Time: 9:00-9:45am
Fee: $60.00 / 2nd child $24.00
Register by:  Jan 7 

Program #: R1002-102
Day:  T
Date:  Apr 6 - Jun 1 
Time: 9:00-9:45am  
Fee: $60.00 / 2nd child $24.00
Register by:  Mar 31 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Devin Frendreis Early Childhood and Recreation Manager at dfrendreis@berwynparks.org                                                                                  
Min: 5   Max: 10

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



New!
Dough What Fun!

Press it, pat it, roll it, or mold it. This class is designed to get children moving, interacting, and safely exploring. Playdough is easy to make, builds strength needed for writing and cutting and is even more fun to play with! Join us weekly to explore playdough making as we build and create together. Each participant will be given their own supplies and exploration station for this program. Social distancing guidelines strictly enforced. Masks are required for all participants.

 

Age: 4-5 

Program #:  R1017-201
Day:Tu
Dates: Jun 15-Jul 6 
Time: 10:00-10:45am
Fee: $40/45

Register by: Jul 7
Min: 4   Max: 8

Location: Freedom Park
3701 Scoville Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402



New!
Loose Parts Workshop

Loose parts create endless possibilities and invite your child to think outside the box. Throughout this workshop participants will involve themselves in open ended play using a variety of their own prepackaged loose parts to problem solve and explore items that can be moved, carried, combined, lined up, and taken apart. All creations will be taken home by participants. Social distancing guidelines strictly enforced. Masks are required for all participants.  

Age: 4-5 with parent 

Program #:  R1018-201
Day: W
Dates: Jun 16
Time: 10:00-11:00am
Fee: $25/$30

Register by: Jul 8

Min: 4  Max: 8 

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



New!
Playground Adventures

Tuesday, May 4

We're sliding into the park on select days this summer to party with you! All kids are invited to head to the park for some good old-fashioned fun! We will provide bubbles, hula hoops, jump ropes, giveaways and refreshments. Preregistration is encouraged, but is not required. Masks are required to participate. 

Age: 2+

Program # S3000-201

Day Tuesday

Date May 4

Time 9-10:30am

 

Program # S3000-202

Day Tuesday

Date Jun 8

Time 9-10:30am

 

Program # S3000-203

Day Tuesday

Date Jul 6

Time 9-10:30am

This is a free program!

Min: 2   Max: 30


New!
Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Success in the fall starts in the summer! Kindergarten is a steppingstone between home, early childhood, and the primary grades. Join us as we brush up on necessary skills that are required for Kindergarten such as identifying upper- and lower-case letters, practicing writing numbers to 100, identifying ABABA patterns, and building fine motor skills. Each participant will have their own space to work in and social distancing is strictly enforced. Masks are required for all participants.

Age: 4-5 

Program #:  R1019-201
Day: M
Dates: Jun 14-Jul 26 
Time: 10:00-11:00am
Fee: $60/$70

Register by: Jul 7
Min: 4   Max: 8

Location: Freedom Park
3701 Scoville Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402



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

Join Ms. Devin at Proksa Park for a socially distanced story time. These once a month programs are prefect for active toddlers and preschoolers who love listening to stories. Children will enjoy 30 minutes of story time while enjoying the beautiful nature in our Parks.
Masks and social distancing are required for this program

Age: 2-5 with parent

Program #: R1016-101
Day:  Sa
Date:  Apr 10
Time: 9:00-9:45am
Fee: $5.00/$7.00
Register by:  Apr 3

Program #: R1016-102
Day:  Sa
Date:  May 15
Time: 9:00-9:45am
Fee: $5.00/$7.00
Register by:  May 8

Program #: R1016-103
Day:  Sa
Date:  June 12
Time: 9:00-9:45am
Fee: $5.00/$7.00
Register by:  June 5 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Devin Frendreis Early Childhood and Recreation Manager at Dfrendreis@berwynparks.org

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



New!
Twinkle, Twinkle 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: 3-6 with parent 

Program #:  R1021-201
Day: M
Date: Jun 21
Time: 9:30-10:30
Fee: $15/$20

Register by: June 12

Min: 7   Max: 10

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

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



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

The first classroom experience without Mom or Dad can be a bit fearful and anxious for two year olds. Teachers will help ease those fears and encourage independence. Children will enjoy playing, making simple craft projects, and interact in music and activities on Zoom.  

During Phase 4 this program will be virtual and will follow D100 guidance for any in-person programming. 

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

Program #: R1001-101
Day:  W,F 
Date:  Jan 13- May 7 
Time: 8:45-10:15am
Fee: $353/$362
Register by:  Jan 8 

Program #: R1001-102
Day:  W,F 
Date:  Jan 13- May 7 
Time: 10:30-12:00pm 
Fee: $353/$362
Register by:  Jan 8 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Devin Frendreis Early Childhood and Recreation Manager at dfrendreis@berwynparks.org                                                                                  

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 8   Max: 10

 

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



New!
You are My Sunshine with Kidscreate Studio

Combine your child’s love of art and music in this fun-filled class! Come and sing along with us as we create art inspired by one of your child’s favorite songs: You Are My Sunshine. You and your child will paint, tear, and glue to make a colorful sunshine collage. Come and create right along with your child. All children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

 

Age: 3-6 with parent 

Program #:  R1020-201
Day: M
Date: May 17 
Time: 9:30-10:30
Fee: $15/$20

Register by: May 8
Min: 7   Max: 10

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



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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.