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 City Guide.


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

For a complete list of classes and offerings visit Activenet.


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



Zumbini is a music and movement class for children, 0 to 3 years, to attend with their music-loving caregiver. We combine original Zumba-style music with dancing, singing, instruments, and scarves to create a fun and engaging 45-minute class. Each will receive a "Bini Bundle" which includes two copies of our class music and a beautifully illustrated story book! Instructor Amanda Holiday

Saturdays, January 17-March 7
9:30-10:15 a.m.

Newborn - 3 yrs



Spanish for Tots & Babies

This class is composed of a mix of high-energy games, projects, music & movement, treasure hunts and other fun activities. Children will learn the Spanish vocabulary needed to express themselves and their needs through complete language immersion. There will be a $10 materials fee due to the instructor on the first day of the class. Instructor: Maria Rhoe

Mondays, January 5-February 23
Tots: 10-11 a.m.
Babies: 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Babies - 1 1/2 - 2 yrs
Tots - 3 - 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



Summer Camps

Stop by the Camp Expo on Saturday, Feb. 7th to learn more about our camp offerings!

Summer Camp Registration Begins Sat. Feb. 7

Summer Camp Expo
Saturday, Feb. 7
8:30 – 11 am
TP Community Center
Come discover all the wonderful camps that the Recreation Dept. will be offering this summer for tots, youth and teens! Meet some of the camp counselors, ask questions and register on the spot!  Due to its popularity we have added more sessions of Rookie Sports Camp this summer! This camp fills quick so dont wait!

Early Bird Special - Receive 10% off Rookie Sports Camp, Camp Recess, Camp Takoma, Dribble, Pass and Shoot or Teens on the Move if you sign up by February 28.

**The Recreation Department will be raffling off one FREE week of either Camp Recess or Camp Takoma (June 30 - July 2) at the Summer Camp Expo. Be sure to stop by and enter your name! You do not have to be present to win.

Preview summer camp opportunities by going to the Summer Camps 2015 Season in Activenet or pick up our Summer Camp Guide at Centers!


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