Enrichment

Rootz offers a variety of enrichment classes and categories.

Mini Explorers

Ages: 3.5 - 5 Years | Class Length: 60 Minutes

Calling all builders, artists, scientists and children that love to EXPLORE! Each week we use a variety of materials, crafts, and science experiments to provide new creative opportunities for your child.  This class stimulates learning in all domains of development, intellectual, physical, and social-emotional language.  Each week a newsletter will be sent home so you can see all the fun things your child is working on in this class.  Your child will love exploring with us while learning to work cooperatively in a hands on, creative environment.

Instructors may include: Lindsay Gopin

Fashion Fun: Ciao Bella Sewing

Grades: K - 2 | Class Length: 60 Minutes

Bring your imagination and get ready to create a closet full of handmade fashion with Ciao Bella Sewing! This class is great for returning and new students. We will slice, twist & stitch as they learn various hand stitching techniques. Students will learn how to trace patterns, how to cut fabric and they will learn how to construct various projects. Students will focus on their creative mindset as they could make projects varying from scarves, to tote-bags, to ponchos and so much more. Our budding fashionistas will build their sewing skills as projects increase in complexity. All students are welcome to participate in our free fashion show at the end of each session where they’ll model their creations for friends and family! We provide all supplies, including fabric, sewing notions and sewing machines.  It is SEW much fun to create and sew!

Class taught by: Ciao Bella Sewing

Project Runway Get Spring Ready: Ciao Bella Sewing

Grades: 3 - 6 | Class Length: 60 Minutes

Designers in Training will enjoy learning the foundation of fashion design & construction. Students will love creating wearable garments on the sewing machine! Project Runway is perfect for beginners and returning students. All projects will be created by the individual Designer in Training with the help of our fabulous and fashionable instructors from Ciao Bella Sewing.  All students are welcome to participate in our free fashion show at the end of each session where they’ll model their creations for friends and family! We provide all supplies, including fabric, sewing notions and sewing machines.  It is SEW much fun to create and sew!

Students will learn to:

  • Cut out fabric pieces

  • Safely operate a sewing machine

  • Utilize sewing terminology

  • Follow sewing instructions

  • Use patterns

  • Problem solve and more

Class taught by: Ciao Bella Sewing

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Ages: Ages 2.5 - 3.5 Years | Class Length: 50 Minutes

Interactive Play, Motor Skills

Start your engines! Come take a ride with us as we build train tracks, make dump trucks, and build flying machines. We combine art and dramatic play with this course designed to be your child’s first “away from mom” class. Our adventures will sharpen theiryour imagination, kick start theiryour motor skills, and ignite their passion for flying.

Class Benefits:

  • Increase social/emotional growth through taking turns and interactive play
  • Confidence separating from mom/caregiver
  • Develop gross and fine motor skills
  • Early preschool skills, including listening to directions and following a routine

Instructors may include: Jennifer Bartolo, Katie Phillips

Specific instructors for each section are listed under the registration link.

Summer Sampler

Grades: 3-5 | Class Length: 120 Minutes

Children will learn, create, and socialize in an exciting classroom environment geared around summer fun. Activities, singing, games, and crafts are based on weekly themes custom-made for busy preschoolers. Our highly skilled and experienced staff will  lead children through real, hands-on experiences including arts and crafts, movement, music, and imaginative play.

Rootz Summer Adventure

Ages: Ages 1.5-5 Years with Adult | Class Length: 90 Minutes

Summers are the best in Chicago! ROOTZ is so excited to offer our summer adventure program. Each week there will be a designated location within 10-15 min. from the ROOTZ facility.  Children, parents or caregivers will enjoy spending time together, making friends, exploring nature, building sand castles, and more. Our adventures include various destinations along with crafts, water play, bubbles, music and more.  This program will offer many new experiences for children and adults to enjoy together. Tuition includes admission to various experiences and activities. Locations will be emailed out 2 weeks before our session begins.