The Instituto Cervantes program is designed to provide children of different ages the opportunity to learn Spanish in a rich, stimulating, and motivating environment that fosters enjoyment and curiosity.

Children will learn Spanish in a safe atmosphere where they will feel comfortable and free to actively participate. Students will be nurtured and encouraged to communicate in Spanish and work in collaborative groups – promoting cooperation, group effort, and authentic communication.

All program activities are age-appropriate, adapting language instruction and activities to the needs of students.

our teachers are all fully qualified and trained native-Spanish speakers.

Children & teenagers from 4 to 15 are welcome. They will be placed in the appropriate class according to their proficiency in Spanish. Bilingual and heritage speakers are also welcome.

Why should children learn Spanish?

  • Research shows that children who learn a second language have a higher rate of success in their education and their adult careers.
  • Spanish is already the second international business language.
  • Speaking Spanish provides students that competitive edge they will need for future college admission and job placement in our emerging global economy.

Join our Spanish courses where you will meet new friends, have fun and enjoy learning Spanish!

*Virtual Courses via Zoom

Instituto Cervantes Chicago
31 W Ohio St
Chicago, IL 60654
Email: info.chicago@cervantes.org
Phone: 312-335-1996
Online: https://chicago.cervantes.es

Goldfish Swim School is the premier learn-to-swim facility for kids ages 4 months to 12 years where safety is our #1 priority. We use our holistic philosophy, The Science of SwimPlay®, to build life skills both in and out of the water using play-based learning in a fun and safe environment. We are working hand-in-hand with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as complying with each school’s local health authorities to ease your mind and ensure that we are providing you the safest swim experience possible.

This holiday season, give the Gift of Swim Lessons to build skills that will last a lifetime! Goldfish Swim School holiday packages include swim lessons, retail items, waived registration fee and more! Check your local school for details and to purchase.

And ENTER TO WIN a holiday package of your own today! Contest open through 12/31/20.

Goldfish Swim School
Online: http://goldfishswimschool.com

As the weather starts to cool and outdoor activities make way for indoor fun, many families are wondering: How can we safely stay active as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic this winter?

Thanks to the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago’s highly trained staff, extensive cleaning protocols, and friendly atmosphere, you don’t have to choose between staying active and staying safe. Here are some of the Y’s cold-weather offerings:

  • Missing the beach? No problem—the Y’s swim lessons mean your family can enjoy the water year-round! From preschool-aged kids to adults, the Y’s highly trained instructors teach aquatic skills at all levels in a safe, clean environment. Contact your local Y center for more information.
  • Older kids need screen breaks, too. Through the Y’s teen fit pass program and with approval from a parent or guardian, teens aged 13-15 can use fitness center equipment after completing training in proper usage, cleaning, and etiquette.

Family membership is the best way to take advantage of everything the Y has to offer, from swimming to remote learning support and more! Just in time for the holidays, use code FAM15 and receive $15 off your Family Membership through December 15.

YMCA of Metro Chicago
1030 W Van Buren St
Chicago, IL 60607
Online: https://www.ymcachicago.org/

Ready for some Thanksgiving fun? Join MODA, the Museum of Design Atlanta, for virtual camps this holiday season! From Minecraft to LEGO, game design to coding, and architecture to storytelling, we’ve got something for every young designer, ages 8-18. Our programs challenge and encourage campers to practice empathy, work collaboratively, think critically, take risks, and get a head start on becoming designer-citizens.

Museum of Design Atlanta
Email: info@museumofdesign.org
Online: https://www.museumofdesign.org/


Photo by: Rebeccah Singer

Get on stage with Porchlight Music Theatre’s jam packed classes and summer camps! Campers will spend time acting, singing and dancing while they make new friends and learn about theatre fundamentals. Families and friends are welcome to join us for a final performance and celebration of all your young actor’s hard work!

Students aged 7-17 years can join us in-person, or depending on CDC recommendations, we will offer virtual classes via zoom. Scholarships and financial aid are available, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Broadway Basics for ages 7-10 years

Music Theatre Bootcamp for ages 11-13 years

Advanced Music Theatre Performance for ages 14-17 years

Porchlight Music Theatre Chicago
Email: rebeccah@porchlightmusictheatre.org
Online: https://porchlightmusictheatre.org/

With more than 130 designer outlets and high-end amenities, look no further than Fashion Outlets of Chicago for your family’s holiday shopping needs. From Tory Burch and Gucci to The Disney Store and Nike, the shopping center offers something for everyone this holiday season. Shoppers will find a top-quality HVAC system, sparkling surfaces, lots of room to social distance, contactless visits with Santa and flexible ways to shop their favorite stores.

Santa is coming to town this holiday season with brand new wellness protocols in a fun, contactless experience, open now through Dec. 24. This year, Santa and his young visitors will be wearing masks and maintaining a healthful distance for photos. A variety of photo packages are available and reservations are strongly recommended. Located near the food court, the experience features hand sanitizing stations, cleaning of the photo area between each guest, floor decals to ensure social distancing and more. Visit www.fashionoutletsofchicago.com for operating hours and reservations.

Looking to have some fun after you shop? Visit the Chicago Wolves Ice Rink at Parkway Bank Park for free outdoor ice skating. Online reservations are required at www.parkwaybankpark.com. Skate rentals are available online for $8 per pair.

Fashion Outlets of Chicago
5220 Fashion Outlets Way
Chicago, IL 60656
Online: https://www.fashionoutletsofchicago.com

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