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


Let's Pretend

Preschoolers love to exercise their imaginations through pretend play. Let's Pretend class members will develop this natural creative behavior through dramatic readings, improv, sensory exploration, physical experimentation, imagination exercises, singing/movement, props and games. We will warm up (like real actors), read a story, engage in exercises & experiments based on the story, and finally perform the story. Instructor: Gretchen Doughty.

Thursdays, January 15-March 5
9:30-10:15 a.m.

2 1/2 - 5 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





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