2021 Fall Funshop

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 citizens ~ promoting
positive parenting and educational activities in a connected, safe,
play-based environment.  Come ~ be part of the magic!

A Delightful Experience for “Parents & Children Together”

Hi Friends, 

The Team at Funshop would like to invite you to join us for 4 weeks of ”On-Line Funshop!”  Your kids will ‘Love Learning through the Power of Play!  As early childhood educators for 35 plus years, we know the impact playing has on early childhood development.  We know that parents want to continue to provide fun and meaningful learning experiences for their children at home.

That’s why we have created on-demand learning experiences, full of fun and engaging play! Each class will be using songs, games, stories, music and other engaging activities!

Due to the pandemic, the shortened fall semester will be offered for four weeks beginning November 9, 2020.  The deadline to register is Thursday, November 5th.  Your child will receive an enrichment “play pak” for each of the 4 weeks to compliment the fun and learning.  In the “play pak” you will find a craft project that relates to storytime, a S.T.A.R. poster, skill sheets, song sheets including “Tops & Bottoms” our handwashing song … which is so important always!  We will close with our wish well and good-bye songs, and end with a parenting tip from Dr. Becky Bailey, creator of Conscious Discipline!  We hope you will join us for “Our Time Together!”  Same Format … Different Look! 

We have been holding a special place in our hearts for all of you!  We can do this “together!”  

You may register by calling 217-753-6234 LEAVE A MESSAGE including the info listed below.

Or, email your info to the following two addresses:  funshop@springfieldparks.org and ljones@springfieldparks.org.  (Leslie Jones)  You will need to offer the following information. Parents Names, Child’s Name & Birthdate, Address including Zip, Email Address, Cell Phone #, and if you are a NEW FAMILY or RETURNING.



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 riding the train at FUNSHOP!

Share your photos on our facebook page and tell us what makes that photo a special summer memory!

Thanks for the memories!

Welcome to Funshop!


Monday, August 24th, for RETURNING families    (4:30 – 6:00 pm) 

Tuesday, August 25th 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 6:00-7:15 pm                 2-1/2 to 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  

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!