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Art

Kids Clay Room
2646 N. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60614
773.416.4511
[email protected]
What they’re all about: Clay is a wonderful, and endlessly versatile medium. It is a great way to introduce art to your curious child, or help your budding artist expand his or her creativity. At our kids pottery and art studio in Chicago, we teach kids how to make ceramic pieces from wet clay using their best tools – their hands.

KidCreate Studio
3709 N. Southport, Chicago, IL 60613
773-360-8760
What they’re all about:  Lindsey has worked in community art for over a decade. Graduating from the College of Visual Arts with a BFA and St. Mary’s University with an MA in arts and cultural management, she worked in a few galleries and art centers before deciding her passion was in bringing high-quality art education to kids. Weekly Classes, workshops & camps are available along with Holiday, Date Night, Mommy’s Time Off, Studio Time, partnerships with local businesses & homeschool classes.  Fun + Art for kids or all ages!The Paintbrush
2646 N Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60614
What they’re all about: The Paintbrush is a unique art studio for children ages 1  to 12 years (with some programming available for even older kids!). Classes at The Paintbrush incorporate music appreciation into hands-on art appreciation lessons to teach students about the lives and the works of influential artists from the past and modern day, from all over the world.

Aquatics

Foss Swim School – Chicago
3026 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
In Lakeview Plaza
773) 248-3677Goldfish Swim School- Roscoe Village
2630 W Bradley Pl, Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 530-3826

Goldfish Swim School – Wicker Park
1930 W Hubbard St, Chicago IL 60618
(773) 657-5918

Lakeshore Sport and Fitness- Lincoln Park
1320 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 348-6377Midtown Athletic Club
2444 N Elston Ave, Chicago IL 60647
(773) 235-2300

Ballet & Dance

All About Dance
501 North Ave, Chicago, IL 60610
773.492.4841

Fairytale Ballet
Bucktown: 2243 W North Ave, Chicago, IL
773.606.0318

Lakeview: 3242 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
773.739.2835

Lincoln Park Dance and Move
1139 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL
(872) 333-2405
What they’re all about:  Owner Rachel Werner Shapiro danced for the University of Michigan Dance Team before joking the Chicago Bulls Dance Team after moving to Chicago from Michigan.  She serves as lead instructor at Lincoln Park Dance and move where they offer everything from ballet to hip hop in a fun, inviting space.  I can attest to kids absolutely loving these small classes as my niece along with many classmates from Oscar Mayer Elementary across the street take lessons!

Tutu School
2223 W Roscoe Village, Chicago, IL 60618
773.492.0210

 

Fitness

Buddha Belly Kids Yoga
2864 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago IL 60657
773-235-2665What they’re all about: Buddha Belly Kids Yoga is a mobile yoga company dedicated to nurturing kids’ innate desire for movement and play.  You can find founders Erin Branco and Meg Reckley throughout Chicago (and even some of the suburbs!).  The thing I love  most about Buddha Belly (outside of how genuine the owners are) is that they partner with other local small businesses to combine yoga with story time, an art class or  fun environment.

My Gym Chicago
1461 W. Webster Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60614
(773) 975-9600
What they’re all about: My Gym was born out of passion to teach children in a fun, physically engaging environment. We delighted in seeing children’s eyes light up for all those incredible milestones, from the tentative first steps to tumbling down soft mats. Sharing the parents’ excitement at their children’s accomplishments was the high point of our day.

Pedalheads 

Locations in Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Ravenswood, Near North, Bucktown, Evanston, & Wilmette
888-886-6464
What they’re all about: Pedalheads Bike is a learn-to-ride bike program for kids ages 2 – 12 best known for helping children get off training wheels and safely ride one the road. We provide innovative and effective programs that are safe, fun, and challenging children to discover a world of opportunities. We focus on developing healthy, confident, and independent kids by way of our own teaching methods, small classes, and incredible instructors.

Skip & Scoot
[email protected]
413-695-6452
Skip & Scoot provides early childhood movement education classes in Chicago! Our programming includes fun motor learning games, kid-friendly obstacle courses, sensory experiences, and follow-me songs to promote early childhood development! We are a mobile company, so look for us in your Chicagoland neighborhood or reach out for private programming, events, and/or classes! You can read more about us and our offerings at www.skipandscoot.com.

Play

Altitude Trampoline Park
404 N Armour St
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 291-9057
What they’re all about: With over 33,000 square feet of indoor trampolines and other attractions, this place is jumping! Altitude Trampoline Park Chicago is the fresh, new family entertainment destination in Chicago Illinois. Altitude is the perfect choice for birthdays, families, groups, and individuals.

Present Place Lakeview
3701 N Ravenswood Ave #247–248, Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 697-7552
What they’re all about: Owner Alicia Hyberger has a background in interior designer and early childhood education.  After exploring the city with her littles she envisioned a place where kids along with caretakers could BOTH enjoy their time exploring and socializing.  The environment sparks creativity and play while fueling caregivers with coffee in a relaxing space.

Science

Digital Adventures
701 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
What they’re all about: Learn by doing. Our team teaches kids how to construct robots, model structures in 3D, build mobile applications and websites, create virtual reality worlds, design video games, hack Minecraft and make movies.

Kids Science Labs
1500 N. Kingsbury
Chicago, IL 60642
312-846-1426
What they’re all about: Kids Science Labs has the world’s best hands-on science program to build your child’s creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. Join our engaging teachers for weekly 75 minute classes and camps all year long.

Aquatics

Foss Swim School – Chicago
3026 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
In Lakeview Plaza
(773) 248-3677

Goldfish Swim School–Lincoln Park
1630 W Medill Ave Chicago
(773) 985-7009

Goldfish Swim School- Roscoe Village
2630 W Bradley Pl, Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 530-3826

Goldfish Swim School – Wicker Park
1930 W Hubbard St, Chicago IL 60618
(773) 657-5918

Lakeshore Sport and Fitness- Lincoln Park
1320 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 348-6377

Lake View YMCA
3333 N Marshfield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 248-3333

Midtown Athletic Club
2444 N Elston Ave, Chicago IL 60647
(773) 235-2300

Art

Kids Clay Room
2646 N. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60614
773.416.4511
[email protected]
What they’re all about: Clay is a wonderful, and endlessly versatile medium. It is a great way to introduce art to your curious child, or help your budding artist expand his or her creativity. At our kids pottery and art studio in Chicago, we teach kids how to make ceramic pieces from wet clay using their best tools – their hands.

KidCreate Studio
3709 N. Southport, Chicago, IL 60613
773-360-8760
What they’re all about:  Lindsey has worked in community art for over a decade. Graduating from the College of Visual Arts with a BFA and St. Mary’s University with an MA in arts and cultural management, she worked in a few galleries and art centers before deciding her passion was in bringing high-quality art education to kids. Weekly Classes, workshops & camps are available along with Holiday, Date Night, Mommy’s Time Off, Studio Time, partnerships with local businesses & homeschool classes.  Fun + Art for kids or all ages!

The Paintbrush
2646 N Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60614
What they’re all about: The Paintbrush is a unique art studio for children ages 1  to 12 years (with some programming available for even older kids!). Classes at The Paintbrush incorporate music appreciation into hands-on art appreciation lessons to teach students about the lives and the works of influential artists from the past and modern day, from all over the world.

Ballet & Dance

All About Dance
501 North Ave, Chicago, IL 60610
773.492.4841

Fairytale Ballet
Bucktown: 2243 W North Ave, Chicago, IL
773.606.0318

Lakeview: 3242 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
773.739.2835

Lincoln Park Dance and Move
1139 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL
(872) 333-2405
What they’re all about:  Owner Rachel Werner Shapiro danced for the University of Michigan Dance Team before joking the Chicago Bulls Dance Team after moving to Chicago from Michigan.  She serves as lead instructor at Lincoln Park Dance and move where they offer everything from ballet to hip hop in a fun, inviting space.  I can attest to kids absolutely loving these small classes as my niece along with many classmates from Oscar Mayer Elementary across the street take lessons!

Tutu School
2223 W Roscoe Village, Chicago, IL 60618
773.492.0210

Fitness

Buddha Belly Kids Yoga
2864 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago IL 60657
773-235-2665

What they’re all about: Buddha Belly Kids Yoga is a mobile yoga company dedicated to nurturing kids’ innate desire for movement and play.  You can find founders Erin Branco and Meg Reckley throughout Chicago (and even some of the suburbs!).  The thing I love  most about Buddha Belly (outside of how genuine the owners are) is that they partner with other local small businesses to combine yoga with story time, an art class or  fun environment.

My Gym Chicago
1461 W. Webster Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60614
(773) 975-9600
What they’re all about: My Gym was born out of passion to teach children in a fun, physically engaging environment. We delighted in seeing children’s eyes light up for all those incredible milestones, from the tentative first steps to tumbling down soft mats. Sharing the parents’ excitement at their children’s accomplishments was the high point of our day.

Pedalheads 
Locations in Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Ravenswood, Near North, Bucktown, Evanston, & Wilmette
888-886-6464
What they’re all about: Pedalheads Bike is a learn-to-ride bike program for kids ages 2 – 12 best known for helping children get off training wheels and safely ride one the road. We provide innovative and effective programs that are safe, fun, and challenging children to discover a world of opportunities. We focus on developing healthy, confident, and independent kids by way of our own teaching methods, small classes, and incredible instructors.

Skip & Scoot
[email protected]
413-695-6452
Skip & Scoot provides early childhood movement education classes in Chicago! Our programming includes fun motor learning games, kid-friendly obstacle courses, sensory experiences, and follow-me songs to promote early childhood development! We are a mobile company, so look for us in your Chicagoland neighborhood or reach out for private programming, events, and/or classes! You can read more about us and our offerings at www.skipandscoot.com.

Music

Bubbles Academy
2211 N. Elston, Chicago, 900 Shops on Michigan Ave

Bucktown Music
1890 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 904-7426

Mr. Dave Music
1935 W Division, Chicago

Old Town School of Folk Music
Lincoln Park: 909 W. Armitage Avenue, Chicago
Lincoln Square: 4544 & 4545 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago

Stages Chicago
Classes currently held in Lincoln Park & West Loop

Play

Altitude Trampoline Park
404 N Armour St
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 291-9057
What they’re all about: With over 33,000 square feet of indoor trampolines and other attractions, this place is jumping! Altitude Trampoline Park Chicago is the fresh, new family entertainment destination in Chicago Illinois. Altitude is the perfect choice for birthdays, families, groups, and individuals.
Present Place Lakeview

Present Place River North
3701 N Ravenswood Ave #247–248, Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 697-7552
What they’re all about: Owner Alicia Hyberger has a background in interior designer and early childhood education. After exploring the city with her littles she envisioned a place where kids along with caretakers could BOTH enjoy their time exploring and socializing. The environment sparks creativity and play while fueling caregivers with coffee in a relaxing space.

Science

Digital Adventures
701 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
What they’re all about: Learn by doing. Our team teaches kids how to construct robots, model structures in 3D, build mobile applications and websites, create virtual reality worlds, design video games, hack Minecraft and make movies.

Kids Science Labs
1500 N. Kingsbury
Chicago, IL 60642
312-846-1426
What they’re all about: Kids Science Labs has the world’s best hands-on science program to build your child’s creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. Join our engaging teachers for weekly 75 minute classes and camps all year long

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