Tots | Classes and Programs

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About Our Tot Programs

The Recreation Department offers several different Tots programs for age newborn to 5 years. These programs are intended to have toddlers learn through play and socialization. Find the perfect class or program for your toddler in our current  Activities Guide. To register for classes online please click hereexternal link icon


Class Spotlight

Kindermusik® Classes

Kindermusik LogoBased on a German model, Kindermusik was developed in the United States over 30 years ago. It is  It is taught worldwide and incorporates the early childhood musical foundations of Kodaly, Suzuki, Orff, and more. Becky Linafelt received her Kindermusik teaching license in 2003 and is proud to be part of the Takoma Park community as a mom and educator. She is a member of the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association (ECMMA), the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and the Maryland Music Teachers Association (MMTA).

Busy and curious toddlers also love Kindermusik® classes that are offered through the Takoma Park Recreation Department. To register for all Kindermusik® classes, please visit: external link icon

Picture of Kindermusik instructor with two tot aged children.

Other Great Tots Classes Offered by the Recreation Department

Community Playtime

Takoma Park Community Playtime is an opportunity for parents and caregivers to enjoy open playtime, read stories, sing songs, work on craft projects, enjoy a wonderful outdoor playground, and socialize. Community Playtime is a free activity sponsored by the Takoma Park Recreation Department. Visit external link icon for more details.

While MCPS is in session
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Newborn - 5 yrs

Suto Dance for Tots

The Suto Dance Company has offered quality dance instruction to all levels since 1973. Suto offers professional, well organized dance programs as well as producing spectacular annual dance performances. The importance of technique, musicality and styling is stressed to all students at any level of training.  Students are encouraged to participate for the entire 32 week program and also the two annual dance performances. For more information call 301-871-1000 or visit external link icon Co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Recreation Department.

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Ages 3 - 4 years


Tennis Skills for Tots

This 1/2 hour class is designed for the youngest of players, using red foam and felt balls, small racquets and nets. Emphasis will be placed on basic motor skills, body movement and eye racquet ball coordination, utilizing fun drills and games. Parent participation is encouraged. (No experience needed) Clsses will be held at the TPMS tennis courts. Instructor: Coach SJ

Sundays, April 6 - June 8
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Ages 3 –  5 yrs



Rookie Sports Camp

Have the little ones join us for a week of unique activities including T-ball, soccer, bowling, kickball, relays and more exciting daily events. Sessions take place in a safe, structured environment and sports are played through a series of games and activities. All the sports promote hand-eye coordination, motor skills, group participation and communication skills. All participants must wear sneakers and dress appropriately. Paperwork will need to be completed prior to the first day of camp. Participants (ages 3-5)  should meet in the Takoma Park Community Center Rose Room.  Each session is one week. Registration starts Saturday, March 1st. To view other camp offerings in other ages groups visit our Camp Brochure.

Monday-Friday, June 23 - June 27 OR
Monday-Thursday, June 20 - July 3 (No camp 7/4) OR
Monday-Friday, July 21 - July 25
9 am – 12 pm

Ages 3 - 5 yrs


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