Classes for Kids

What is your child interested in? On this page you can find lists of various classes for kids to encourage learning, fun, and exploring different disciplines. When you click on each type of class, you will find that it is organized by town.

Click here to be taken to our One-Stop Spot to Find Kids Classes and Teams. It’s the most comprehensive and helpful guide to all of the activities you can sign your kids up for in the west and southwest suburbs. You’ll find everything from sports to fine arts, intellectual pursuits to classes for little kids.

We highly recommend contacting a few locations that interest you and asking if you can observe or if they offer free trial classes that your child can try before registering. Get a feel for the location, style of instruction, structure of the class and teacher personalities.

If you are looking for other resources, visit our Resources for Families page, buy half-price tickets to great local attractions and shows on our Half-Price Ticket page, and peruse our Indoor Activities and Outdoor Activities pages.

Music Lessons and Music Together® at Mattix Music Studio
Mattix Music Studio offers both private music lessons and Music Together® for little ones in Western Springs. Meet Katie, the studio owner, and learn more.

Grand Avenue Preschool Celebrates 36 Years
Grand Avenue Preschool is a family business, providing programs for children ages 2 through 5th grade. Find out what can offer your family!

Gymnastics, Tumbling, Ninja Classes, Yoga, and More at Gemini
Gemini Gymnastics Academy in La Grange has classes for all age groups, including gymnastics, tumbling, (new!) ninja classes, and yoga.

Swim and Have Fun at Max Aquatics
Swim lessons, parties, and open swim information for Max Aquatics in McCook, IL. Have fun swimming around in the pool this winter and year round!

New Twinkle Star Classes and Mini-Poms

Get Your Kids Out on the Soccer Field with Celtics Juniors
in addition to their winter sessions, the Celtics Juniors are also having a free day, offering kids the opportunity to learn from Coach Chris.

Spotlight Youth Theater Winter Registration + Discount Code
Spotlight Youth Theater has musical theater classes and productions for all ages. Winter registration is now open and Kidlist has a discount code!

Bring Your Swimming Indoors at Max Aquatics
Swimming lessons, Kids Night Out, and Minnows in Motion (a weekly toddler pool time) this fall into winter at Max Aquatics.

JUMP START Basketball League for Kids
JUMP START basketball for both boys and girls in first and second grade is led by a master instructor and offers both practice times and games for kids.

The Children’s Theatre of Western Springs Class Registration Is Now Open
CTWS offers theatre classes for kids in kindergarten through high school and has been opening young minds to the world of performing arts for 70 years!

Special Needs Dance Class: Adaptive Dance
Looking for a special needs dance class? Jo's Footwork offers a class with an occupational therapy practitioner with a strong dance background!

Preschool and Kindergarten Prep Preview