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Preschool and Toddler Programs

The early childhood years from birth to age 5 are a critical time for developing many important language, physical, social, and emotional skills.

Enrolling in early childhood programs gives young children opportunities to practice those key developmental skills. A sports class not only teaches gross motor skills like kicking a ball, but also important social skills like waiting your turn and sharing with others. Art classes are great opportunities to practice fine motor skills by using paint brushes or markers and to use language by sharing  ideas with others.

All of our preschool and toddler programs are led by caring, expert staff who understand early childhood development and design age-appropriate activities that ensure children have the best possible introduction to organized play. Although toddlers are not developmentally ready to participate on their own, we have many activities for adults and children to enjoy together.

Enrichment classes

Let the little ones get creative! Kids can express themselves through the following music, dance and art classes:

  • First Steps in Musicland for ages 2-5 with an adult
  • Little Mozarts for ages 4-6
  • Kid Create Studios for ages 3 and up
  • Family Art Junior for ages 2-5 with an adult
  • Tap and Ballet classes for ages 3 and up

Sports and active play

Give kids ages 2-5 a positive introduction to an active and healthy lifestyle! Our sports classes are designed with very young children in mind. Each class will focus on activities that foster positive social interaction and good listening skills in an age appropriate way.

Check out our active play options:

  • Lil Tykes Sports for ages 2-3 with an adult
  • Tiny Tots Sports for ages 3-4
  • Preschool Gymnastics for ages 3-5
  • Pee Wee Sports for ages 4-5
  • Little Tot Drop In for adults and kids
  • Parent and Tot swim lessons for ages 1-3 with an adult
  • Watertot swim lessons for ages 3-5

Preschool summer camps

Summer camp is a wonderful place for preschoolers to explore! Our staff care deeply about children and are skilled at easing the transition into participating independently. Preschoolers will follow an age-appropriate curriculum that will include singing, dramatic  play, craft, story time, snack time, nature and science exploration as well as unstructured play.

  • Preschool Adventure Camp happens at the same locations as our camps for children ages 5-12
  • Critter Camp happens at the Eidem Homestead
  • New! Preschool Sports Camp

Preschool Boost

Preschool Boost uses the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum in the emphasis areas of handwriting readiness, language and literacy, and  numbers and math. These exciting classes will use movement, singing, manipulatives, building, and multi-sensory activities to help children build confidence and school readiness. 

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Contact us

Community Activity Center (Recreation and Parks Department)

5600 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and directions to the Community Activity Center

September through May office hours

Sunday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

June through August office hours

Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, closed unless we have a scheduled event or activity.

Hours may vary based on events, activities and holidays.


Phone and email

Contact the Recreation customer service staff

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