HPNC Program News

  HPNC programs are off to a strong start in 2015 Toddlers having a blast at Sensory Play+Art The Early Childhood Department is excited to announce that thanks to generous donations to our early childhood program, we will have a new gated infant play area for non-walkers within Tot Lot. This area accommodates the many parents and caregivers with children of multiple ages.  Join us for the grand opening on March 24, 2015 from 10... Read More

2013 Summer Play-N-Learn

The Summer Play-N-Learn is out effective June 17 – August 24 (except where noted). This summer we are pairing up with Lango Chicago to expand our Spanish Language offerings. We will now have a Spanish Language Infant Playgroup!  It will meet on Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.  You do not need to be an accomplished Spanish speaker to attend.  This will be a nice and relaxed forum for exposing both babies and parents or other... Read More

Play and Learn – August 2011

The Baby Ph.D. Childcare Network* and The Hyde Park Neighborhood Club collaboratively sponsor the hpnc’s Tot Lot Play and Learn program. Our goal is to create opportunity for young children and their caregivers to get together for play and learning activities while also benefitting from one another’s company. The setting is informal. Caregivers may lead children through each activity at whatever pace they feel is most appropriate for the child’s... Read More


Join us at Nichols Park for art, games, music and healthy snacks! Friday, June 28thFriday, July 19thFriday, August 23rd10:00am – 12:00pm Children ages 0-4 years old$5 for all non-Baby Ph.D. & Play-N-Learn Families*PNL Families can use a punch from their PNL pass   Download the summer schedule here      Read More