Early Childhood Education Programs

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Read our Early Childhood Education Philosophy here.


UPCOMING EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION  WORKSHOPS

THIS MONTH’S THEME:
Color Explosion

 Join us in our DIY Studio throughout the month for a series of
craft-based activities experimenting with different colors.


EARLY BIRDLES
THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS  |  10:00am to 11:00am
Our Early Birdles will be flying south for the summer.
The last day of our 2015-16 program will be Friday, May 27, 2016.
Early Birdles will return in the fall.
Please stay tuned for our 2016-17 schedule.

10:00am to 10:30am
Free play in the Imagination Lab

10:30am to 11:00am
Group time with live music, collaborative storytelling, and movement.



To ensure a safe and nurturing environment for our little learners,
space will be limited to 75 participants (grown-ups included).

Join us for a hands-on, play-based workshops designed to build creative confidence in children ages 5 and under. This program provides a variety of developmentally appropriate opportunities for young children.

In addition to independent exploration, each workshop includes body movement, live music, and collaborative storytelling. The inclusion of free-play allows children to explore at their own pace, while the group activities provide opportunities for focused learning, collaboration, and social and emotional growth. The program content draws inspiration from Reggio and Montessori learning approaches, and is evaluated by early childhood experts to assure that it is age-appropriate and developmentally valuable.


Early Childhood S.T.E.A.M. Workshops
EVERY WEDNESDAY  |  10:00am to 11:00am

Join us every Wednesday for a series of age-appropriate activities inspired by Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics, including Messy Art, Adventures in Science, Builders & Makers and Little Artists.

Our Early Childhood Education workshops are designed to encourage curiosity and positive family interactions. Parent/caregiver participation ensures a rich and long-lasting learning experience for every child.  The more involved families are with the activities and one another, the better each class will be!

Space is limited. Click below to see the full line-up of workshops and to register.

SESSION #1: MESSY ART - This session has ended

Messy Art

EVERY WEDNESDAY  |  10:00am to 11:00am  |  OCTOBER 21 – NOVEMBER 11
Immerse your children in a world of artistic sensory exploration and introduce them to a variety of ways to create. Be prepared for a new messy art activity each week where kids will build creative confidence, explore new sensory experiences together, and learn through artistic play. Space is limited, Registration is required. (Ages 2 to 4)

These workshop sessions are part of our Early Childhood S.T.E.A.M. series, which introduces age-appropriate activities to nurture a love of learning in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.

Our Early Childhood Education workshops are designed to encourage curiosity and positive family interactions. Parent/Caregiver participation ensures a rich and long-lasting learning experience for every child.  The more involved families are with the activities and one another, the better each class will be!

THIS WORKSHOP IS CURRENTLY FULL

 

SESSION #2: ADVENTURES IN SCIENCE - This session has ended

Science

EVERY WEDNESDAY | 10:00am to 11:00am | JANUARY 27 – MARCH 2, 2016
Enjoy fun, science-based activities designed to encourage curiosity and hands-on exploration. During this six-week series, we’ll discover how to inflate balloons without using our breath, how to create a tornado in a bottle, how to turn Ivory soap into fluffy “clouds” and more! With the help of stories and songs, questions and unique sensory experiments, Adventures in Science will nurture your child’s inner scientist, as well as your own inner child! Space is limited, pre-registration is required. (Ages 2 to 4)

Members $72, Non-members $150 (6 sessions)

These workshop sessions are part of our Early Childhood S.T.E.A.M. series, which introduces age-appropriate activities to nurture a love of learning in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.

Our Early Childhood Education workshops are designed to encourage curiosity and positive family interactions. Parent/Caregiver participation ensures a rich and long-lasting learning experience for every child.  The more involved families are with the activities and one another, the better each class will be!

THIS WORKSHOP IS CURRENTLY FULL
(WAIT LIST ONLY)

SESSION #3: BUILDERS & MAKERS - Full, waiting list only

EVERY WEDNESDAY | 10:00am to 11:00am | MARCH 9 – APRIL 13, 2016
Join us for an exciting engineering workshop designed to promote discovery and exploration through building and making. Children will exercise their imaginations and create their own inventions. Each class will be guided by a marvelous children’s book to inspire your little one while they design and construct bridges, trains, robots, and more. (Ages 2 to 4)

Members $72, Non-members $150 (6 sessions)

This workshop session are part of our Early Childhood S.T.E.A.M. series, which introduces age-appropriate activities to nurture a love of learning in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.

Our Early Childhood Education workshops are designed to encourage curiosity and positive family interactions. Parent/Caregiver participation ensures a rich and long-lasting learning experience for every child.  The more involved families are with the activities and one another, the better each class will be!

THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL

SESSION #4: LITTLE ARTISTS - Full, waiting list only

Early Childhood Education, Painting projects for kids

EVERY WEDNESDAY | 10:00am to 11:00am | APRIL 20 – MAY 25, 2016
In this creative, process-based art workshop, children ages 2 to 4 are invited to discover their inner artist while learning about the works of great artists like Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. Each week includes hands-on art experiences, fascinating facts about famous artists, and inspiring children’s literature. Come collaborate and create with your little one! Space is limited, pre-registration is required. (Ages 2 to 4)

Members $72, Non-members $150 (6 sessions)

These workshop sessions are part of our Early Childhood S.T.E.A.M. series, which introduces age-appropriate activities to nurture a love of learning in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.

Our Early Childhood Education workshops are designed to encourage curiosity and positive family interactions. Parent/Caregiver participation ensures a rich and long-lasting learning experience for every child.  The more involved families are with the activities and one another, the better each class will be!

THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL


PLAY PATIO
Wednesdays through Sundays – 10:00am to 4:00pm
Crawl, Jump, and Run! Our newest kid-powered experience designed for children ages 6 and under helps develop motor skills while encouraging collaboration and inspiring kids to stay active.


DIY STUDIO
Every Wednesday – Sunday
Drop-in, craft-based activities.


 

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