Intergenerational Program: All Family Members and Caregivers Welcome! From babies to Grandparents!

Classes, Events & Services

Spring Break: No Classes April 10-14. 
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Enlightened and Empowered Kids Preschool:  Six week sessions

In this parent and family participation class, interactive free play as well as structured play scenarios are guided by the instructor.  Your child will learn to increase his or her social-emotional, communication, and thinking skills and capacities through the natural joy of socially interactive play.

Research has shown that thinking, communicating, planning, collaborating, and implementing skills and capacities are foundational to development of self-worth/esteem, humanity-esteem, and inner self-discipline, and that play is a powerful vehicle for teaching these skills–and it of course provides natural joy for the whole family!  All family members are welcome in this intergenerational class, including infants and toddlers.  One adult at least 18 years of age or older must attend each class with the children in his or her care.

Additionally, academic and practical life skills will be taught within natural learning settings according to each individual child’s needs.  Parents will learn “how to teach their children anything” from academics to loving behaviors.  Parents will also become familiar with the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards, which the instructor will monitor and track jointly with the parent.

Current Sessions and Schedule

Location and Day Wednesday
Tuesdays and
Friday in
Morning Session Times 8:30-11:30 a.m. 8:30-11:30 a.m. 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Afternoon Session Times 12:30-3:30 p.m 12:30-3:30 p.m 12:30-3:30 p.m
After School Session Times *NEW: 
3:30–6:00 p.m.
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Winfield Community United Methodist Church
0S 347 JeffersonWinfield, IL 60190

Bethany Lutheran Church
8 South Lincoln StreetBatavia, IL  60510


Intergenerational Preschool Programs

Preschoolers ages 1 ½ through 6 years old

Parents, All Family Members, and/or Caregivers—all–are welcome in our classes, including babies and toddlers

One adult per family of enrolled children must attend each class


*ALL arrival and departure times are flexible to meet your family’s needs–

  • our goal is joyful presence not pressure! 

*Tuition/Fee:  $10.00 for each class is our ground-floor fee per family—

additional $1.00 for each additional enrolled child per family

(so, if 2 children are enrolled, fee per class is $11.00)

 *Mix and match days, a.m. or p.m. classes and locations each week         

 Locations for Classes and Events:

Winfield Community United Methodist Church0S 347 JeffersonWinfield, IL 60190


Bethany Lutheran Church8 South Lincoln StreetBatavia, IL  60510

Sign Up!

To Register for Classes

 Call Maureen Collins, Ed.D., at:  630-440-6644 or 630-231-8477, or

  • email Maureen at:

Mix and match Preschool classes, see calendar below.

The Three “Es” of Communication 

Learn to use the three Es of Communication to help your preschooler grow in communication and inner self-discipline skills.  This parent/caregiver workshop will teach you effective strategies for communicating with your child and helping your child grow and develop his or her own skills and capacities that lead to lifelong success and joy in life.   Problem-solving and discussion are integral to this class led by a certified special education instructor who specializes in play and behavior therapy for young children.

In-Home Play and Behavior Therapy Consultation:

Fees:  $50.00/hour

In-Home Consultation for Setting up a Parent-run Playgroup:



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