Enrichment classes are offered each day from 11:30am--1pm to supplement our three-year-old program and run per semester. Winter Semester begins January 8, 2018
Monday: Yoga and More C is for Cobra. D is for Downward Dog. E for Elephant pose! Yoga is about connecting body and mind! We will get our bodies moving while focusing on early academics, including letter and sound recognition. Each week, a different pre-academic skill will be tied into yoga activities designed to strengthen core muscles, enhance motor planning skills, and help children recognize the mind body connection. Through yoga experiences, your child will learn academics as well as relaxation, breathing and mindfulness! Namaste!
Tuesday: Team Steam From the earliest years, children engage with the world in ways that can promote learning related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Research shows that the earlier we guide and support children's wonder about the world, the more successful they are in all areas of learning. We will experiment with ramps and bridges, design buildings, learn early coding, use art as means for inquiry, and learn to compare, contrast, and identify numerical concepts. Hop on board the "steam" train for a ride filled with learning and wonder.
Wednesday: Story Stretchers S-T-R-E-T-C-H your child’s pre-literacy skills through award-winning literature, and fun activities that reinforce reading comprehension, letter recognition, story structure, and of course, the joy of reading! Using books as our guide, we will participate in science, art, cooking, and more. Children will learn to inquire, predict, draw conclusions, expand a story and even have a chance to be authors and illustrators.
Thursday: Amazing Artists Learn about famous artists, create, draw, make a collage, build a sculpture, and more! The creative arts allow young children to explore and express their individuality, imaginations, and ideas. We will create two- and three-dimensional works of art while experimenting with color, line, shape, form, and texture. Children will discover how to the their own amazing artist!
Friday: Number Crunchers Join us as we learn math in all new ways! We will introduce mathematical concepts the "common core" way through math games, problem solving competitions, logical reasoning, and spatial math concept activities. Three, two, one - get going with the math fun!
"Our goal should not be to protect them from the world, but to teach them about it."