Photo of child at Playschool at Buchanan Park Recreation Center

Evergreen Park & Recreation District offers programming for children starting at 5 weeks old. Learn more about Preschool Enrichment and Playschool Drop-In Care below. 

Preschool Enrichment Classes

Mini Chefs (Ages 2-4 yrs)

Preschool Enrichment Class- Mini Chefs- Mini chefs is the ideal class for any little foodie! If your child loves to help out in the kitchen this is the perfect class for them. Children will learn how to use kitchen utensils safely through hands-on experience, share amongst their peers, make friends, and bake some delicious treats to take home. Enroll your aspiring mini chef for cooking and baking fun, NOW!

Location: Wulf Recreation Center, Playschool Room
Time9:15-10:15 AM
Dates: Wednesdays, Jan 24 thru Feb 28
Visit this link to register for Mini Chefs

Movin and Groovin (Ages 2-4 yrs)

This class is a great way to socialize and learn emotional skills!  Sign up for our preschool experience and have your child focus on making friends, sharing with one another, exploring nature, and enjoying the arts. Special focus will be applied to art, dance, and gymnastics skills.  The program will also teach some sign language and incorporate language development through art and movement exercises!

Location: Wulf Recreation Center, Playschool Room
Time: 9:15-11:15 AM
Dates: Thursdays, Jan 11 thru Feb 15
Visit this link to register for Movin and Groovin

Preschool Chess Club - The Knight School (Ages 3-4)

Welcome to The Knight School! This is a preschool experience focusing on making friends, sharing, learning fine motor skills, and the art of chess. Come and learn with us! Preschool Chess Club will take place every Wednesday starting October 4th through December 13th with two Sessions to choose from. There will be no chess club on November 22nd.

Location: Wulf Recreation Center
Time: 3:15-4:30 PM
Dates: Wednesdays, Jan 10 thru Mar 27
Visit this link to register for Preschool Chess Club

X-Games (Ages 2 1/2-4 yrs)

A preschool experience focusing on sports, group games, and more. Who's ready to run?! This program takes place outdoors on Buchanan Field (weather permitting). Weather-appropriate dress is required.

Location: Buchanan Park on the athletic field
Time: 9:15-10:15 AM
Dates: Mondays, Apr 1 thru May 6
Visit this link to register for X-Games