Funshop is located in the quiet beauty of Lincoln Park! 
The program serves as a model early childhood program providing a new
dimension in serving the youngest of our citizens ~ promoting
positive parenting and educational activities in a connected, safe,
play-based environment.  Come ~ be part of the magic!


January 26 - May 8.

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN DECEMBER 8, 2014.  You may register by calling 217-753-6234.

OR EMAIL:  entwistle1@aol.com  If by email please provide … Parents Names, Child’s Name and Birthdate, Address including zip code, cell phone number, email address and please indicate if you are a RETURNING PARENT or a NEW PARENT.  You will need to forward a check payable to SPRINGFIELD PARK DISTRICT to the following address:  Funshop – Lincoln Park, 1601 North 5th Street, Springfield, Illinois  62702 / Attention:  Sharon Entwistle

TUITION – $95 in-district / $105 out-of-district  

January 26:  Orientation for RETURNING Families   4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

January 27:  Orientation for NEW Families  6:00 – 7:15   PARENTS ONLY


Monday:   9:30-10:45 am    16 – 26 months

Monday:  6:00-7:15 pm       16 – 30 months

Tuesday: 9:30-10:45 am     16 – 26 months

Tuesday: 5:00-6:15 pm       16 – 30 months

Wed:  9:30-10:45 am           2 1/2 – 3 1/2 yrs.

Wed: 6:00-7:15 pm              2 1/2 – 3 1/2 yrs.

Thursday 9:30-10:45          2 1/2 – 3 1/2 yrs.

Thursday 11:30-12:45         2 1/2 – 5 yrs.

Thursday 5:00-6:15            3 – 5 yrs.

Thursday 6:45-8:00           3 – 5 yrs.

Fri: 9:30 – 10:45 am           22 – 32 months




Hey FUNSHOP families! Summer is upon us and we want to know your favorite family summer memory.

Maybe it’s a trip to Disney or a campout with yummy s’mores or just counting the fireflies as the sun sets on another beautiful day.  It might be a day at the pool or even playing in the rice pool at FUNSHOP!

Share your photos on our facebook page and tell us what makes that photo a special summer memory for a chance to be entered into our Summer Fun contest.  You must submit your photo by August 25th to be entered.  We will do the drawing at the fall orientation on August 27th. The winner will receive one FREE tuition ($100 value) for our Fall 2012 session.   If you are an alumni family, you can gift your prize to another family to share the magic of FUNSHOP!

Thanks for the memories!

Welcome to Funshop!


Monday, August 25th, for RETURNING families (Between 4:30 – 6:30 pm – takes 15-20 min.) 

Tuesday, August 26th for NEW families (6:00 – 7:15)  PARENTS ONLY.

Orientation is when you pick up your materials / sign essential forms / sign-up for snacks / totes 

t-shirts, field trips, etc.  Not to be confused with registration.

Class Schedule for fall session …

Monday 9:30-10:45 am     16-26 months

Monday 6:00 - 7:15 pm     16-30 months

Tuesday 9:30-10:45 am     16-26 months

Tuesday 5:00-6:15 pm       16-30 months

Wednesday 9:30-10:45 am     2-1/2 to 3-1/2 years

Wednesday 11:30 – 12:45         2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years

Wednesday 6:00-7:15 pm       2-1/2 – 3 1/2 years

Thursday 9:45-10:45 am         2-1/2 – 3 1/2 yrs.  

Thursday 11:30-12:45 pm       2-1/2 – 5 years         

Thursday 5:00-6:15 pm           3-5 years  

Thursday  6:45-8:00 pm         3-5 years

 Friday 9:30-10:45 am            22-32 months

A conscious connection to one another is the most powerful force in our world today.  Connections on the outside with others build neural connections on the inside.  In essence, our connections with one another literally wire our brains ~ and our children’s brains for success. 

Our mission is in ‘serving’ children and their families so they can be informed, inspired, and responsive.   To strengthen them and give children a strong start in life. 

We create a climate of respect and safety to make sure that each child has the chance to actualize his/her potential, despite the obstacles associated with today’s world.   

The early years are the foundation of life and Funshop is truly a school family, rich in the relationships that matter most.  Every family that comes into our circle of friendship is meant to be here.  It is not by accident.  Welcome to Funshop!   


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