A Cordial Invitation to Past, Present & Future Funshop Families!

Sunday, July 24th, from 3:00 – 6:00 pm in Lincoln Park.  Enjoy a Children’s Concert with Miss Carole, Macaroni Soup, Face Painting, Crafts, Juggling, Magicians, Food, Fun & Much More! FREE!  Bring your friends – share this with friends!!

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!

Current Summer Session:  June 6  –  July 15 2016

FALL SESSION:  August 29 – December 9, 2016

FALL REGISTRATION OPENS TO THE PUBLIC MONDAY, JULY 18.  You may register by calling 217-753-6234.  Or, you may email Sharon Entwistle at:  entwistle1@aol.com.

IF BY EMAIL please provide … Parents Names, Childs Name, Childs Birthdate, Address including zip, cell phone number, email address, class selection and indicate if you are a RETURNING family or a NEW family.  And, if you are a RETURNING FAMILY, do you have your buttons?  (8 replies if NEW family & 9 replies if RETURNING family)

NEXT STEP  Forward a check payable to SPRINGFIELD PARK DISTRICT to following ADDRESS …  Funshop – Lincoln Park, 1601 North 5th Street, Springfield, Illinois  62702 Attention:  Sharon Entwistle

FALL TUITION FOR 13 WEEKS:  $95 in-district / $105 out-of-district  Class time is for the registered child only.  Child care provisions must be arranged for siblings, including infants.  Thank you for adhering to policy.  We cannot emphasize this enough.

August 29:  Orientation for RETURNING Families   4:30 – 6:00

August 30:  Orientation for NEW Families  6:00 – 7:30   PARENTS ONLY

August 31:  Set-up 

September 1st & 2nd:  Make-up classes for Columbus Day & Veteran’s Day.

Classes:  Make a class selection and that is what you stay with for the 13 weeks.  You and your child come once a week for 75 minutes.  (hr. & 15 min.)


Monday:   9:30-10:45 am     16 – 26 mo.

Monday:   6:00-7:15 pm       16 – 30 mo.

Tuesday:   9:30-10:45 am     16 – 26 mo.

Tuesday: 5:00-6:15 pm         16 – 30 mo.

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 years

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

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

QUESTIONS:  entwistle1@aol.com or 217-753-6234 or find your answers here at friendsoffunshop.wordpress.com   We keep this updated with what is happening at Funshop!!












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!