The Willoughby Parks & Recreation Department provides educational, artistic, and athletic programs to all residents from preschool to seniors. Below are the current programs available.

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Steps to Success

Curriculum focused on social, language, reading, math (number recognition and counting), small and gross motor skills needed to be successful in school. We also focus on songs and rhymes connecting these skills. Creativity is encouraged through the use of scissors, markers, painting and gluing various art mediums. We are a play-based classroom, we get messy and play clothes are encouraged. Parents or caregiver are required to help in the class approximately 2 times during each class session (depending on class size). The helper will only be the bathroom monitor, they will walk the child to the restroom and wait for them outside of the building. The helper will not help in the classroom setting at all. You will also provide a healthy snack/drink that day.

Ages: 3-4 years
Time: 9:15 am – 11:15 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Session 1: September 8 – October 15 at Daniels Park East Pavilion (Outside)
Session 2: October 20 – November 24 at David E. Anderson Senior Center (if facility has re-opened)
Class Fee: $182 ($172 for Willoughby resident)
Instructor: Diane Johnson

Get ready, get set…for Kindergarten!

This is a Pre-K class that focuses on Kindergarten readiness skills. It is for children entering Kindergarten for fall 2021. The class size is kept small to address the many areas of the curriculum. Small motor skills include writing their name, letters, and numbers. Journal writing is also explored each week. Estimating and problem-solving skills are also introduced. Reading time is a daily activity and they are encouraged to “read” at their level and each month they receive a monthly poem to read and recite. Parents or caregiver are required to help in the class approximately 2 times during each class session (depending on class size). The helper will only be the bathroom monitor, they will walk the child to the restroom and wait for them outside of the building. The helper will not help in the classroom setting at all. You will also provide a healthy snack/drink that day.

Ages: 5 by August 1, 2021 (or with permission)
Time: 12:15 pm – 2:45 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Session 1: September 8 – October 15 at Daniels Park East Pavilion (outside)
Session 2: October 20 – November 24 at David E. Anderson Senior Center (if facility has re-opened)
Class Fee: $235 ($225 for Willoughby resident)
Instructor: Diane Johnson

Tennis Lessons

Tennis lessons are a great place to start or brush up on the basics. Students will improve hand-eye coordination and agility, perform racket-handling skills and become familiar with a tennis court. Instructors focus on building the foundation and cultivating a love for the game. 9 player maximum.

Type of LessonDaysTimeFee
Youth/Adult Mondays
Aug 31 – Sept 28
6:15 pm – 7:00 pm (ages 5-9)
7:00 pm – 7:45 pm (ages 15 to adults)
$65 ($60 for residents)
Youth Tuesdays
Sept 1 – Sept 22
6:15 pm – 7:00 pm (ages 10 – 14)$65 ($60 for residents)
Child/Parent Tuesdays
Sept 1 – Sept 22
7:00 pm – 7:45 pm $80 ($75 for residents)
LGBTQ Thursdays
Sept 3 – Sept 24
6:15 pm – 7:00 pm $65 ($60 for residents)
CouplesThursdays
Sept 3 – Sept 24
7:00 pm – 7:45 pm$65 ($60 for residents)
Private call to schedule 45 min lessons $150 ($140 for residents)

* Call the Parks and Recreation Dept to register and pay fee, then contact instructor (Mike) at 440.251.7842 to schedule day/time. If interested in league play, contact Mike to be placed on a list.