ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE:


STORY TIME is in our event room.

CREATIVE MOVEMENT is in the main play space.

Activities are scheduled Monday - Thursday. 

Each session lasts approximately 15-20 minutes.

BELOW IS OUR SCHEDULE*:

 

Monday

11:00 am: Story Time

 

Tuesday

11:00 AM: Creative Movement

 

Wednesday

11:00 am: Story Time

 

Thursday

11:00 AM: Creative Movement

 

We recognize that organized activities can be of great benefit for children. According to First 5 California, by the age of 5, your child’s brain will have grown to 90% of its adult size. But even earlier than that, by age 3, it’s already reached 82% of its size. This proves that the earliest days, months and years of your child’s life matter so much when it comes to early experiences that shape brain growth and development.

STORY TIME, MUSIC TIME, CREATIVE MOVEMENT:

Our activities aim to expose children to new sounds, rhythms, instruments, as well as mathematical observations such as grouping and organizing through visual object identification and other methods of categorization. These programs include Music Time, Story Time, and Creative Movement! We paired these activities together because there is a harmonious relationship between all of them.

Children's books are typically quite rhythmic and repetitive, even some requiring singing. This is not by mistake. "Singing and rhyming help children learn that words are made up of different sound combinations. In songs, each syllable has a different note, so it’s easy to hear distinct sounds. Children who can do this are better able to sound out words when they are learning to read” (Colburn 2013). Both reading and singing offer lessons in these skills through fun engagement with music and story.

Creative movement was a natural addition. We replaced out afternoon story and music time with creative movement, as children seem more responsive to activity during this time of day. According to NDEO "Dance integrates kinesthetic learning with understanding. Preschool children...primarily learn through physical and sensory experiences. When children are provided with creative movement problems that involve the selection of movement choices, they learn to think in the concrete reality of movement."

ADULT PARTICIPATION:

FOR MAXIMUM SUCCESS WITH OUR PROGRAMMING, CAREGIVER PARTICIPATION IS REQUIRED.

PLEASE HELP MAKE THESE PROGRAMS A GOOD EXPERIENCE FOR ALL BY SILENCING YOUR PHONE. IF YOU MUST ACCEPT A CALL, PLEASE STEP OUTSIDE THE ROOM TO DO SO.

CHILDREN ARE WELCOME TO ROAM AND ENGAGE WITH THE ENVIRONMENT DURING PROGRAMMING, SO LONG AS THEY ARE BEING SAFE. HOWEVER IF YOUR CHILD BECOMES DISRUPTIVE, IT IS BEST TO TAKE YOUR CHILD OUT OF THE ROOM. EVERYONE IS WELCOME BACK WHEN YOUR CHILD IS READY.

 

*Schedule, duration, and activities are subject to change; without prior notice. These activities are made available to all children, members, and day visitors. Some require enrollment and an additional fee.