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

Tot Lot Valentines Day Party

SAVE THE DATE Valen-Tiny Party Tot Lot Valentine’s Day Party Feb. 13, 2015 10 am – 12 noon                        Read More

Making a Difference: Spotlight on the hpnc Facility

  SPOTLIGHT ON OUR FACILITY Maintaining the Gymnasium as the Center of Our Organization. This year, HPNC started its own gymnastics program. The program has hit its stride with South Side children hungry for tumbling.  All classes we offered filled up right away. By popular demand, we are adding two more classes in January. The HPNC gymnastics program is only one of the many programs that take place in our gym (our gem!). Some of the many other... 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

UChicago Athletes Service Day

April 21, 2013 Over 100 athletes from the University of Chicago representing Football, Soccer, Tennis, Softball & Basketball teams descended on HPNC for a morning of service. While the individual teams participate in regular service learning opportunities through out the year, this was the first time that the entire division of athletics came together to make a giant impact in just one day. And what an impact they made! The students and their... Read More

Halloween 2012

Tot Lot Halloween & Costume Day A Fantastic Halloween Party for little-people age 0-4 Light snacks will be available and please feel free to bring along healthy little-people food to share. Costumes are encouraged though plenty of dress-up clothes and mustache face-painting will be available for those wishing to transform after arrival. Location: Hyde Park Neighborhood Club (5480 S. Kenwood) Fee: $ 5.00 or one punch on an HPNC 10-visit pass(Free... Read More

Building Holiday Hours

HPNC will be CLOSED from December 24 – 30, 2011 and January 2, 2012.  Programming will resume Tuesday, January 3, 2012.   Early Childhood Programs See Calendar for all classes and activities.   Elementary, Middle and High School Programs Vacation Day Adventures will take place January 3-4-5-6, 2012. Spots still available, please sign up by FRIDAY, December 16, 2011. HPNC welcomes k-6th graders for field trips, workshops, sports and... 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