In October 2020, the Peoria Park District is launching “Beyond School.” These classes are appropriate for homeschool purposes, but can also be used as an educational supplement for students engaged in online school learning. Programs are available for students ages 4-17, in three categories: Fitness, Nature, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math).
Each class is 6 hours spread across 3-4 sessions over the course of a month. Classes are scheduled in October, November, and December. Registration for each session closes the Friday before classes begin.
In addition, the Park District offers other ways to support student learning this school year. Please scroll down for descriptions of these program offerings.
(Not all classes are available in all ages for all sessions; see registration information for details.)
Printed and Virtual Resources
Encourage your children to write by having them submit an article for the PlayHouse Times. Pictures, comics, videos, and podcasts are also welcomed.
Explore the diversity of Central Illinois through multicultural StoryTime videos.
Learn about different careers with our the PlayHouse’s Virtual Career Days, and use accompanying curriculum materials to build skills related to these careers.
Explore the animals at the Peoria Zoo through Peoria Zoo Animal Fact Sheets. For each animal, find animal facts and sometimes a video from their Keeper!