Youth and Family Programs

Explore, Discover and Grow…

Lil’ Sprouts Preschool Program

Third Tuesday Each Month, 10 – 11 am

  • April – October at Wellfield 
  • November – March at the Elkhart Public Library (located at: 300 S. 2nd St. in Elkhart)

Children ages 3-5 learn about the natural world around them through stories, music, games and activities. Learning is based on the Indiana Early Learning Foundations for Kindergarten readiness. 

Play and Learning Initiative and Exploration, Flexible Thinking, Attentiveness and Persistence, and Social Interaction.

Science:Understanding the properties of objects and change in the physical world; Understanding the natural world through exploration of earth, sky, weather and seasons; Understanding the presence and characteristics of living creatures and plants; Understanding the world around them through exploration and investigation. 

Program is FREE and open to the public, but registration recommended. Register online below or call 574-266-2006 to register by phone.


Storytime in the Gardens

Wellfield Botanic Gardens provides the idyllic backdrop for ‘Storytime in the Gardens’, presented by the Elkhart Public Library. Bring a blanket and curl up to listen to a children’s story read out-loud by the staff of the Elkhart Public Library. It’s interactive family time in a gorgeous setting. In case of rain, we will meet under the Education Tent.

Third Tuesday of Each Month, 6 – 7 pm
FREE Admission
2017 Dates:

  • Tuesday, May 16
  • Tuesday, June 20
  • Tuesday, July 18
  • Tuesday, August 15
  • Tuesday, September 19

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