Early Childhood Activities
September through May - Ages 3 to 5 Years
The Belleville Parks & Recreation Department sponsors a quality early childhood experience for your child, socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually at the Nichols Community Center. Children are involved in hands-on learning through fine and large motor skill activities, dramatic play and creative arts, science, math and language experiences, cooking, and more. The program provides a stimulating learning atmosphere in large, well-equipped rooms and focuses on age-appropriate development of social, emotional, physical and intellectual skills. Child must be potty trained.
Calls From Santa & the North Pole Elves
November and December - Recommended for ages 3 - 8
Sponsored by the Belleville Parks & Recreation Department, phone calls from Santa & the North Pole Elves are made in the 618 area code only. Parents must complete a Call Request Form and return to the Belleville Parks & Recreation Department via email, fax, or U.S. Postal mail. Calls will be placed on the scheduled Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday between the hours of 5:30pm - 8:00pm during the first and second weeks of December.
June through July - Ages 3 to 5 Years
Kiddie Camp is a summer camp program for children ages 3 to 5 years old during the summer. It features weekly themes and daily activities including arts and crafts, story time, finger plays, songs, outdoor games, and supervised free play. A mid-morning snack will be provided. Children will bring a sack lunch to eat at noon. Kiddie Camp is held in the air-conditioned facility at the Nichols Community Center.
Belleville Little Dribblers Basketball
Ages 4 to 6 Years
A non-competitive, co-recreational approach to teaching safe Basketball to children before school leagues begin. The basic fundamentals of dribbling, passing and shooting will be taught with the emphasis of team play. A game will be played at the end of the session for the parents/guardians to see their new skills!
Belleville Kickers Soccer
Spring & Fall - Ages 3 Years to 12th Grades
A non-competitive, co-recreational approach to teaching safe soccer to preschool age children. Teams consist of a maximum of 9 players. Each team will practice for the first 25 minutes and then take the field against another team during the last 20 minutes. Each player will receive a t-shirt. This is a parent participation program. Parents / Guardians may be required to assist their child on the field. Outdoor program offered at Laderman Park in spring and summer.
Belleville Little Sluggers T-Ball
Ages 3 to 5 Years
A non-competitive, co-recreational approach to teaching safe baseball to preschool age children. Teams consist of a maximum of nine players. Each team will practice for the first 25 minutes and then will bat and field against another team during the last 20 minutes. All players will receive a T-shirt and safety ball. This is a parent participation program.
Ages 5 to 13 Years
Come and enjoy our fun program, NERF NIGHTS!!! Participants must provide Nerf Gun and Nerf Ammunition. We provide safety glasses. Pizza and drink is also supplied! This has become one of the most popular games in the area! Don't miss out!