• Programs

    ParentConnect offers places for caregivers and young children (birth to 5 years) to play, learn and have fun!  Imagination Station operates year-round, and Open Gym operates November - March.

    Please note:  If school is closed because of weather, these programs will not run.

    Imagination Station
    Netherwood Knoll Elementary

    Mondays 11:00AM-3:00PM
    Tuesdays  2:00- 3:00PM 
    Wednesdays 8:15 AM - 3:00PM
    Thursdays 2:00PM-3:00PM
    Fridays 12:30PM- 3:00PM

    A FREE drop-in playroom for parents and caregivers with children ages 0-5. Come meet others and explore fun (and educational) toys including a kitchen play area, train table, dramatic play/dress-up clothes and much more! This program is not staffed.

    Please enter through the District Office - DOOR #8, 123 E Grove St.
    You will need to check in with a driver’s license at the front desk of the District Office.

    Open Gym
    Netherwood Elementary Big Gym 
    November - March
    Monday – Friday 11:20AM - Noon

    Bikes, balls and other toys are available for large motor activity and fun!

    Open Gym will be cancelled when there is no school or when elementary students have indoor recess due to rainy or very cold weather. If the weather is questionable, please call 608-835-4097 to make sure we're open!

    Please enter through the District Office - DOOR #8, 123 E Grove St

    **Check-in is required at the front desk of the District Office. Please note: A driver's license is required at check-in. 


    Preschool Open Gym Evenings
    Netherwood Knoll Big Gym
    Fridays 6:00-7:00PM
    February 1
    February 15
    March 15
    Join us once a month for a FREE open gym for the younger set! We’ll have lots of fun activities set up and a walk-around story with Kelly Allen, Oregon Public Library Children’s Librarian.

    Please enter through Door 8 (District Office) or Door 10 (Main St Parking Lot). Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.



    Important Notes:

    > Preschool programs will not meet if schools are closed for holidays or weather.  

    > Imagination Station and Open Gym are not staffed. 

    > If you have questions or want to volunteer, please call 608-835-4097.




    Early Literacy CarePacks

    Theme-based backpacks filled with books, toys, games and activities are available for check out from the Oregon Public Library.  These CarePacks are designed to provide pre-literacy skills to children ages birth to 5 through playful interaction with an adult.  Located near the Children's Fiction collection.

    Themes include Chef, What Color is it, Community Helpers, Baby Beluga and many more!  For a complete list and details on how to borrow a kit, please visit the Oregon Public Library website.