Registration is currently open for the following 2020-2021 preschool classes
MPU will be offering the choice of 2, 3, or 5 day preschool classes for the 2020-2021 school year. Select one of the following…
- 3 Day Preschool (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays / 8:30-11)
- 2 Day Preschool (Tuesdays and Thursdays / 8:30-11)
- 5 Day Preschool (Monday-Friday /8:30-11)
- Little Engineers (STEAM enrichment class) Mondays 11-1:30
Location: MudPie University/Germantown Hills
Metamora Park District Classes
Minecraft Club Play Nights – registration is currently open
Explore basic engineering concepts, take on a building challenge, and enjoy some free time to play and learn with other Minecraft players. Participants will have opportunities to learn through the world of Minecraft through a cooperative, positive learning environment without Griefers. Each session will be divided in two parts. The first half will be structured with building challenges and basic engineering concepts. The second half will be for free play. This program is open to both PE, mobile devices, and full PC versions of Minecraft; however, participants will be unable to play across versions, your child should bring the version they are comfortable with, or both.
Participants are required to have Minecraft installed and have experience playing.
Dates: Winter Session is February 7, 14, 21 and March 6, 20
Location: Metamora Park District Office
Cost: $12 resident per class
Junior FIRST LEGO League – registration is currently closed
The Jr. First Lego League (JrFLL) is designed to build interest in science and engineering through lesson plans and hands-on activities that will use LEGO elements such as gears, wheels and axles, pulleys, ramps, and more. There will be fun challenges and games all designed to inspire and encourage creativity, learning, and teamwork.
We will have two teams. The younger team of 6-7 year olds will learn basic engineering concepts, focusing on simple machines and motors, while researching the season topic and creating a team model. The older team (8-10 year olds) will use the same concepts, adding on Lego robotics software to program elements of their team model.
The JrFLL season runs from October 2016 through April 2017. For October through January, JrFLL participants will meet two times a month. For February through April, they will meet weekly in order to prepare for the JrFLL Expo in Springfield, Illinois.
Creative Movement For Toddlers and their Grown Ups – registration is currently closed
Dance and play the morning away in this joyful class celebrating creativity and connectedness between children and the grown ups in their lives.
Toddler and Grown Ups Class (ages 18 months – 2 years) In this class, toddlers will be introduced to music and explore ways bodies can move. Grown-ups will help children stretch and guide them around the space to keep them on task. The grown-up will participate in all activities with their young dancer.
Older Toddler Class (ages 2-3) In this class, children will begin to come up with ideas and draw conclusions on their own. Dancers will continue development of body awareness, rhythm, flexibility, coordination, and confidence. A grown-up should plan to stay in the room and participate as needed so children feel more comfortable.