Enrichment classes are offered each day from 10:00am--11:30am to supplement our four-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, word families, and word identification. 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: Cooking is Learning Hands-on cooking is a great way to learn and helps children to develop pride and confidence in their abilities as they enjoy the result of their hard work. Through cooking activities, children will organize ingredients, follow a sequence, and carry out multiple directions. They will mix and predict outcomes (science), and measure, count, and sequence (math). And of course, they will get to taste their yummy treats!
Wednesday: Science Exploratorium 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 examine the fundamentals of chemistry by watching colors mix on a canvas and practice the principles of physics by designing creative inventions with pulleys and levers. By discovering "science all around us," we will apply the concepts, principles, and processes of scientific inquiry.
Thursday: Amazing Artists Learn about famous artists, create, draw, make a collage, build sculptures, and more! The creative arts encourage young children to explore materials and use their discoveries to express their individuality, imaginations, and ideas. Two- and three-dimensional works of art will be created while experimenting with color, lines, shape, form, and textures. 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. Children will learn the basics of mental math and base-ten counting. 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."