Where to Find Parent/Child and “Mommy and Me” Classes

Classes for Kids

Parent/child and “mommy and me” classes are the perfect way to get out and get active with your little one! Not only will you enjoy singing, dancing, jumping and getting creative together, but you’ll also both have fun socializing with your peers. Some classes are in person and some are offering virtual classes online! Making connections with others is just as important for parents as it is for babies, and you may even find that you’ll meet up with families outside of class time.

This article is sponsored by Brookfield Academy for Mini Musicians (formerly Ms. Clara’s Mini Musicians).

Brookfield Academy for Mini Musicians

Brookfield Academy for Mini Musicians
9213 Broadway Avenue
Brookfield, IL 60613
(708) 704-1716
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The Brookfield Academy for Mini Musicians (formerly Ms. Clara’s Mini Musicians) is one of the fastest-growing early childhood music and movement schools in the Chicagoland area. Their classes for kiddos from 4 months – 5 years are not only fun and playful, but they also grow with your child, targeting developmental milestones every step of the way.

From socialization to language development to motor skills, their one-of-a-kind curriculum inspires creativity and builds both musical and non-musical skills that extend far beyond the classroom. But most importantly, nothing beats the pure joy seen on little ones’ faces as they master a tricky drum pattern, giggle uncontrollably as they sing a silly song, and make new friends. 

Join anytime- no semester minimums. Enter KIDLIST20 for a $20 new student discount!

Mattix Music Studio

Mattix Music Studio
Grand Avenue Community Center
4211 Grand Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 638-3027
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Playful, rich, and engaging, Music Together® helps children of all ages—babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and big kids—discover their inner music-maker by playing with the grownups they love. Our kids’ music and movement classes also offer other important benefits. It turns out that music for children also supports overall early childhood development.

Join Mattix Music Studio for indoor and outdoor Music Together classes and experience the magic of music with your little ones!

Music Together® (ages 0-5)
Sing, dance, play instruments and grow! Register at mattixmusic.com/music-together-registration

Rhythm Kids® (ages 4-8)
Play drums, sing, dance and learn about music from around the world! Register at mattixmusic.com/rhythm-kids-registration

Parent/Child Classes in the West Suburbs

Local teachers are getting creative with experiences for kids. Our local businesses are doing an amazing job pivoting and adjusting to provide our children with opportunities! Please check with them directly to see what they are currently offering.

Tot Music Classes

Locations with classes currently offered in La Grange and Oak Park.
Ages newborn–7 years old.

Mattix Music Studio
4211 Grand Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 638-3027
Music Together Classes for ages 0-5.

Ms. Clara’s Mini Musicians
9213 Broadway Avenue
Brookfield, IL 60513
(708) 704-1716
Ages 4 months–5 years.

Glen Ellyn Family Music School
780 Pleasant Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 632-3347
Ages 0–5 years old. Virtual programming offered in Fall 2021. In-person programming is undecided. There are other Musikgarten locations throughout the western suburbs. Use the Find a Class portion of their website to find a class near you.

Rhythm and Rhyme Storytime
Dynamic Perception Dance Company
766 Burr Oak Drive
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 468-2380
Storytime, music and movement starting at 6 months.

Tiny Toes
Locations in Burr Ridge, Hinsdale, and Downers Grove
(630) 474-5459
Music Together Classes for birth through kindergarten.

Wee Heart Music
Locations in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Lombard, Geneva, and St. Charles.
(630) 347-6525 (Director – Rhonda Sisson)
Music Together Classes for ages newborn-5.

Suzuki Early Childhood Music Classes
1106 Chestnut St
Third Floor
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 793-7301

5250 Wolf Road
Western Springs, IL 60558
(773) 728-6000
Music classes grouped by ages from newborn–4 years old. As of August 3, 2021, no classes are currently scheduled.

Locations in North Riverside and north Chicagoland; search classes for all locations.
Ages 0-4.

Parent-Child Dance Classes

Lively Arts Dance Academy
415 Eight Street
Hinsdale, IL, IL 60525
(630) 323-7500

Dance Center of LaGrange
539 South La Grange Road
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 352-5552

Aspirations Dance Company
350 S. Main Street
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 889-5299
Starts at 12 months.

Xtreme Dance Center
1911 Glacier Park Ave. Ste. 135
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 922-5678
Starts at 18 months old.

Expression Dance Studio
21 S. Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 968-5678
Starts at 12 months.

Hinsdale Dance Academy
645 Blackhawk Drive
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 484-3241
Ages 0–2.

Moves Dance Studio
921 E. Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 682-3600
Starts at 18 months.

LOVV Dance Studio
600 S County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 909-9271
Available for walking children to age 3.

Parent-Child Swimming Classes

Bear Paddle Swim School
Locations in Aurora, Bloomingdale, Orland Park, and Woodridge
Ages 6–36 months for parent inclusion.

Goldfish Swim School
Locations in Burr Ridge, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Naperville, St. Charles and Plainfield
Ages 6–36 months for parent inclusion.

Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatic Complex
200 S. Lindsey Lane
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 739-1705
Parkie’s Starfish Swim School begins for babies as young as 3 months old.

British Swim School
Locations in Naperville, Oswego, Carol Stream, Glendale Heights, and Oakbrook Terrace/Villa Park
Ages 3 months–36 months for parent inclusion.

Max Aquatics
4751 S, Vernon Avenue
McCook, IL 60525
(708) 580-6550
Parent and me classes begin at 6 months.

Fitness Classes with Kids

Full body stroller workout classes with proceeding playgroups. Various locations in the Chicagoland areas below:

Universal Spirit Yoga
408 W 5th Street
Naperville, IL
(630) 416-7526
Baby and Me classes from 3 months – 1 year olds are currently being offered virtually.

Gymnastics Classes for Parents and Kids

Legacy Elite Gymnastics
881 Shoreline Drive
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 851-5437
Baby Dragon classes available for walkers through 3 years old.

BIG Gymnastics
16W110 83rd Street
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 323-6244
Classes begin for walkers. 2 year olds may start to join in independent sessions.

Elite Gymnastics
6360 Belmont Road
Downers Grove, IL 60516
(630) 968-2699
You and Me classes begin at 12 months.

110 Della Court
Carol Stream, IL 60188
(630) 681-8400
Parents and tots classes for ages 2-3 years old.

My Gym
43 Danada Square E
Wheaton, IL 60189
(630) 221-0555

7625 Lake Street
River Forest, IL 60305
(708) 209-1600

4008 Fox Valley Center Drive
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 499-1299
Parent and child classes for ages 1–39 months old.

Palmers Gymnastics
266 Glen Ellyn Road, Unit 101
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
(630) 351-8330
Parent and child classes for ages 12–36 months.

Premier Gymnastics
2435 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 969-0900
Parent/Tot classes for ages 18-36 months.

Illinois Gymnastics Institute
145 Plaza Drive
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 325-3333
Parent/Tot classes for ages 18-36 months.

Other Great Options to Consider

Spend time outdoors with Tinkergarten. Classes begin for your baby as young as 6 months old. Current classes offered are virtual, but check their website for more up-to-date information about in-person offerings.

Soccer can be a great way to introduce teamwork and following directions. Lil’ Kickers has many locations throughout the Chicago suburbs. Soccer Shots also offers programing in Hinsdale, Wheaton, Naperville, and other suburbs.

Learn about Montessori principles at Cornerstone Montessori in North Riverside. Babies 3 months and older are welcome to participate.

Check your local library. Lapsit storytime are a fun (and free!) way to play with your child. Consider stopping at one of the best libraries for kids in a neighboring town.

Don’t forget your park district! Nature, music, dance, art and fitness parent/tot programs may be available.

Want more? Our Classes and Teams for Kids guide is an awesome resource for children’s classes in Chicago’s west suburbs.

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