The Center for the Development of Children
We offer a variety of afternoon enrichments. Class times are 12:45-1:45. A staff member will bring your child to the enrichment class and will stay with them during that time. For those staying with us until 2:30 or later we will bring your child back to class. Otherwise, you can pick up your child from the class at 1:45.
STEM Beginnings offers fun-filled and exciting programs for 3–5-year-olds, focused on building and sustaining interest in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). It’s never too early to spark our little children’s interest in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. It is during the early years that children start to wonder, ask, think, explore and discover things around them. With each STEM for Tots class, the children will learn STEM concepts through hands-on activities, engaging stories, music and movement, challenges, and even simple experiments ideal for little hands. Each day will be a fun, learning experience for your little ones!
Pre-K children (ages 3-5) have a unique need to explore their ever-expanding world through hands-on experiences, and in Petite Picasso's we will use art to quite literally "dig in" to unique (and sometimes messy!) projects that will apply fine motor skills, expand vocabulary and provide varied sensory development - all while fostering your little artists’ imagination and creativity.
Have fun and learn Kung Fu in this once per week class that targets the improvement of key physical and mental abilities in children ages 3 to 5! Students will improve listening skills, focus, attention and learn respect while following directions in a structured environment that is both fun and safe. Through games and physical training, the students will improve general body awareness, coordination, balance, strength and flexibility. Our Instructors are trained to recognize and reward students that give a good effort and set a positive example for others. Motivation and self confidence will grow as students laugh and learn about the Five Animals of Kung Fu. These exciting movements mimic the motions of fierce Tigers, fast Leopards, clever Snakes, tricky Cranes and powerful, mystical Dragons. At the end of the 8 week program the students will test on the material and have a chance to earn a Yellow Shirt! Those students who are continuing on with the class will be ‘testing’ for more advanced levels and new shirts!
Super Sports – Be Ahead of the Game
Super Sports – Be Ahead of the Game will offer specialized sessions for 3–5-year-olds in Sports providing a FUN, safe, and positive learning environment for children of all abilities, with a focus of: *developing kids motor skills through creative movement and introductory sport, * Basic skills needed to play these sports, * Cooperation and teamwork are the focus, * Players learn proper warm-up, games, and stretching before introducing new sports, their rules and tactics. *Comfortable, non-competitive environment * Introduction to games( "Lead-Up Games"), *team building exercises, non-competitive games and some specific sport rules and instructions. *Improvement of motor skills, coordination and confidence.*A wide variety of sports and games are covered all while having fun!
Miss Jessica of Nature Detectives will bring a variety of nature topics to this enrichment. Seasonal topics focus on what is happening outside in our own backyards. With over 10 years experience as a Mass Audubon educator/naturalist, Ms. Jessica works hard to make learning science fun for our little ones. Whether it is investigating, experimenting or using pretend play/gross motor games each visit will focus on local flora and fauna, providing opportunities to continue this learning from home. Following each visit, there will be a newsletter sent home that provides ideas and books to expand upon the theme discussed at the visit