Preschool Classes

Registration for Winter/Spring Brochure Classes will begin Tuesday, January 3rd. Programs are filled on a first-pay, first-served basis, preregistration by the published deadline is required. Payment can be made by credit or debit card by phone or by check or cash in person. Online Registration also available.  All classes are subject to 6.5% sales tax. Please call the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center for more information at 626-7081.


Experience Early Childhood Education with your child. These parent and child classes allow you to spend one on one time with your child in an early childhood setting. We will have calendar time, do music, poems, and books, play with toys and have sensory experiences each week. Connect with other parents, share and receive parenting tricks and tips, and learn valuable information about child growth and development. Great for meeting people, making friends, and growing along your parenting journey.
Financial assistance is available for qualifying families. Birth to Kindergarten, all ages welcome.
Activity #118057
Session A: Mondays, January 23 – February 27
(No Class Feb 20)
Time: 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.
Session B: Tuesdays, March 7 - April 4
9:00 to 10:15 a.m.
Session C: Mondays, April 10 - May 1
Time: 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Liza Kollman
Fee: $20.00/pair
Preregister by: three days before start of sessions.
Min/Max Enrollment: 5/10 parent/child pairs.


A class for parents and children ages 2-4 to gain new experiences while working on fun arts and crafts projects and social skills. Ages 2-4 with adult.
Activity #116306
Session A: Wednesdays, January 25 – February 22
(No Class February 8)
Session B: Wednesdays, March 8 - 29
Time: 10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
Instructor: Anne Jensen
Fees: $20.00/pair
Preregister by: three days before session starts
Min/Max Enrollment: 5/15


Art projects especially designed for three to five year olds! Projects are process oriented to practice valuable skills such as cutting, developing fine motor skills, thought processing and socialization. Projects can include cutting, painting, working with clay, modeling dough and others media. Ages 3 - 5. Parents are not required to attend class.
Activity #116931
Dates: Thursdays, February 2 - 23
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Lois Beckner
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: January 30
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/12


Do you know someone who is new to the community and needs help with conversational English? The ARCC is now offering free Conversational English Lessons for Mothers while their children play! Six weeks of drop in lessons and playtime will be available on Monday mornings from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Women, Infants, and Children (up to age 6) welcome.
Dates: Mondays, February 6 – March 20
(No Playgroup February 20)
Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.


Put down roots into the fundamental concepts of musicianship through methods such as Orff, Kodaly, and Dalcroze that incorporate movement, creative expression, and social interaction. Start to develop listening, singing, and improvisation abilities. Gain introduction to musical terms and notation, too. The experience will lead to groundbreaking progress on any instrument. Ages: 4-7.
Activity #168100
Dates: Thursdays, February 2 – March 2
Time: 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.
Instructor: Katie Appl
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: January 30
Min/Max Enrollment: 5/10


Get those tiny hands into some clay! Discover different ways to shape and mold the clay into shapes and creations. Paint them with acrylic paint! Ages 4-7.
Activity #111274
Dates: Wednesdays, February 8 - March 1
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Anne Jensen
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: February 3
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/6


Cabin Fever? Turn off the TV, gather up the kids, brave the cold, and head to the ARCC for quality time together for our drop in Family Night! This free activity will give families the opportunity to play classic favorite board games, do art projects together, watch a movie, and other fun activities! No charge to participate. Concessions will be available for a small fee. Last one here is a rotten egg! Ages 3-12 with family. No Charge.
Date: Friday, February 24
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Fee: No Charge
  1. Aberdeen Recreation & Cultural Center

    Physical Address
    225 3rd Avenue SE
    Aberdeen, SD 57401

    Phone: 605-626-7081
    Fax: 605-626-7989

How to Register:

  • In Person: ARCC       225 3rd Ave SE
  • Over the Phone: (605)626-7081