For parents & children, birth to 5 years old, this class is for all families but is especially good for those with more than one child. Siblings play with new friends while feeling the security of being with a brother or sister during the separation time. Register each child separately; class fee is indicated on the sliding fee scale. Parents pay the class fee for the first child and receive a 25% discount for each additional child. Separating classes follow this format:
Parent and Child Learning Time (45 minutes)
After arriving at 9:30 a.m., parents and children join in a gathering circle with Anne-Marie, our Early Childhood Family Education teacher, to welcome friends and hear about the learning goals and parent-child activities scheduled for class that day. Parents and children then explore the learning activities in the children’s classroom.
Parent Education Time (75 minutes of separation)
While parents transition into the parent education classroom, children enjoy play time in the gym, story time, learning activities, and a healthy snack in the children’s classroom. Parents gain support and wisdom from group discussions about family relationships, child development, and parenthood facilitated by Val, our Parent and Family Educator.