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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!

Summer Funshop 2018:  Classes begin June 4 – July 13th  Parent orientations are May 30 (RETURNING families) & May 31st (NEW families)

Open Registration for fall 2018 begins JULY 16th with classes officially beginning Sept. 4.

You may register for “SUMMER” Funshop 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, we hope you still have your buttons!  If not, let us know.  (Please save your buttons if you anticipate participating in more than one session)

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

SUMMER  TUITION FOR 6 WEEKS:  $84 in-district / $94 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.

CLASSES Make a class selection!  This is your class for the entire 6 weeks. You and your child come once a week for 75 minutes. 


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 mo – 5 yrs.  We 3 Class (Mom & 2 children)  We 3 classes only offered in the summer.  Funshop was designed to be the optimal one-on-one experience!

Wed:  9:30-10:45 am             16 mo – 5 yrs.  We 3 Class

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 in our small corner of the world!















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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!

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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!   

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