Our preschool classes and camps emphasize imagination, storytelling, exploration of materials and the world around us. Authentic, playful and present. Developmentally appropriate challenges and freedoms.
Camp Create Play Explore
Age: 3 - 6 years. Child/ren must be potty-trained.
August 21st - 24th (Monday-Thursday), 9 a.m. - 12:30 at Kenwood Park
Cost: $130 per summer session for Mpls. residents, $185 for non-residents. Sibling discounts available!
What: Outdoor, nature-based activities and indoor creative projects. We strike a balance between free play, child-led and adult-led activities. Sample schedule:
9 am Opening Circle with listening bell and playful storytelling
9:30 Outside free play
10:15 Snack (picnic outside)
10:30 Guided hike/exploration and games
11:00 Art project inspired by natural materials and our senses, read stories
12:00 Art/puppet show/free play
12:20 Closing Circle with breathing ball, morning summary, stories
Weather details: This is a nature-based experience so please err on the side of layering. Your child's safety is our priority so in making our decisions about outdoor activities we reference this chart and our experience as educators and parents.
What to bring: Please have your child bring a labeled bag that contains a water bottle, hearty snack, and dry clothes and socks. We meet at 9 a.m. just inside the Rec. Center building where you can hang up your child's gear and food by his/her name tag.
Little Monsters Soccer
Age: 3 - 6 years.
Description: Introduction to basic soccer skills and concepts through a playful approach to sport and group interaction. Weekly 45-minute class includes general athletic movements, exposure to basic soccer skills, free play and fun group activities.
Heads up! This is not a class for pure soccer skill development. Our playful approach involves storytelling and pretend to engage and capture enthusiasm. Our emphasis is on physical movements and social interaction rather than adherence to rules. Our goal is for your child to love participating in an early sport experience.
This is a separating class for 3-6 year-olds.
Fall Dates & Location:
Tuesdays 4-4:45 pm @ Linden Hills, starts Sept. 12th Register
Thursdays 4-4:45 pm @ Kenwood Park, starts Sept. 14th Register
Wednesdays 10-10:45am @ St. Louis Park Rec Center, starts Oct. 11
Wednesdays 5-5:45 pm @ St. Louis Park Rec Center, starts Oct. 11
Benefits: Gross motor: balance, flexibility, coordination, movement concepts; Social & emotional: self-regulation, sharing, cooperation, turn-taking; Logic & reasoning: problem solving, cause and effect, symbolic representation
A creative and fun early sports experience - a definite hit for our easily distracted three year old! - Megan M.