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Child Development

Child development programs provide learning experiences that encourage socialization, independence, education, creativity, and fun for children ages 6 months to 12 years. Classes cover a wide variety of interests such as arts and crafts, music, science, early learning, fitness, general education, dance & movement, drama, day camps and outdoor experiences. Classes and camps are staffed by knowledgeable, dedicated instructors committed to providing quality classes at affordable prices.


Register for Programs Online

To register for the programs below, visit our online database and search for the class to register. You can also call 970-221-6655 to register over the phone. Additional Early Learning programs can be found in the Recreator. Pick up a copy of the Recreator at any Recreation Facility or view the online version here

Grandma, Grandpa, & Me

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Date: Fridays, October 27-November 10  l  10-11 a.m.
Location: Mulberry Pool
Age: 18 months-2 years
Cost: $17

Grandparents and their grandchildren are invited to join this brand new playgroup. The program will offer arts and crafts, snacks, story time, and free play. Register here

Fall Tot Gym

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Toddler and preschool ninjas get the gym to themselves to play with balls, blocks, a mini obstacle course, and the inflatable jumpy horse. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This is a drop-in program, so no registration is required. 

0-5 years
Cost: $2.50 

Location: Northside Aztlan Community Center
Monday-Thursday  l  10 a.m.-Noon

Location: Foothills Activity Center
Wednesdays & Fridays  l  10 a.m.-Noon
Tuesdays & Thursdays  l  12:30-2:30 p.m.

Child without Parent Classes

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Curious Twos
Tuesdays & Thursdays  l  9:30-10:30 a.m.
Age: 2 years
Location: Mulberry Pool

This class will direct your child's attention to games, crafts, and stories while providing a positive first time away from Dad and Mom experience. Register for a variety of dates here.

Funtime Discovery

Date: Tuesdays & Thursdays  l  9:30-11:30 a.m.
Age: 2.5-3.5 years
Location: Northside Aztlan Community Center

Discover arts and crafts, creative play, letter/number recognition and gym time in this fun transitional class. Please note age requirements. Previous class experience recommended. Register for a variety of dates here.

Child with Parent Classes

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Curious Twos Together
Date: Tuesdays & Thursdays  l  11 a.m.-Noon
Age: 2 years
Location: Mulberry Pool

This class is for parents to join their curious two year old who isn't quite ready to venture on their own. Class will focus on directing your child's attention to games, crafts, and stories while providing a first step to independent learning. This class will help children transition into the Curious Twos class which will be led by the same instructor and not involve parent participation. Register for a variety of dates here

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard
Date: Fridays  l  10-11 a.m.
Age: 2 years
Location: Northside Aztlan Center

Inspired by popular children's books, 2 year old children are able to explore Mother Hubbard's cupboard and participate in themed arts and cafts as well as cooking activities with their parents. Register for a variety of themed classes and dates here.