Families Together is excited to offer its first ever Caregiver & Child class, Clovers! Clovers will be offered as an 8-week class in the spring of 2023. Led by Masters-level teacher Carey Farrell, Clovers will welcome 8 children, ages 18 months to 3 years, and their caregivers for a fun-filled hour on Friday mornings at Families Together. Clovers will include music, art, sensory experiences, gross motor play, and informal parent education on various child development issues.

Spring 2023 Session Dates & Cost
The cost is $200 for the 8-week session. Once a spot is confirmed, payment in full will be due by March 6, 2023. No refunds will be issued for missed classes.

(8) 1-hour sessions will be held on the following Fridays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.:
March 17, March 24
April 14, April 21, April 28
May 5, May 12, May 19

(March 31 & April 7 – no class – spring break)


  • Clovers welcomes children, ages 18 months to 3 years, from current/alumni families as well as families new to Families Together.
  • Each Clovers student must have one adult caregiver present throughout the entire class.
  • You may designate up to two caregivers for each registered student but space constrictions allow for one registered child and one caregiver per class.
  • Babies in arms are welcome to attend (1 per caregiver) at no charge. 
  • Families Together requires that adults present during school hours be fully vaccinated for Covid-19. Caregivers who attend Clovers with your child will need to provide this documentation in advance of the first day of of class.
  • Clovers is mask-optional for children and caregivers.

To Apply:
To apply for Clovers, complete an application HERE by Monday, February 27, 2023. Please do not submit payment until a spot for your child is confirmed. If interest is greater than spots available, a blind lottery will be conducted.

Families who complete a full session of Clovers will receive one waiver of the $50 application fee for Families Together.

About the teacher:
Carey Farrell graduated from the Erikson Institute with an MS in early childhood education and a Type 04 teaching certificate. Carey is certified in Music Together and Kindermusik and also teaches our popular Lunch Bunch program. Carey loves helping children express themselves and build relationships through the arts, and she shares her love of music and dance in her role as music enrichment teacher! Outside school, she plays trombone with a number of bands, performs as a solo singer-songwriter, and serves as a Den Mama for Chicago’s Dance Dance Party Party chapter. Her first album, Someone Else’s Wings, was released in October 2022.