Little Explorers (Ages 4-6)
In this program, children will learn and play in our one-of-a-kind space while building skills that prepare them for formal learning settings. We offer sensory and art-based activities to help develop your little one’s fine motor skills and confidence. We also use Kindergarten School Readiness checklists and an emergent curriculum (where activities are catered to the strengths and needs of each child), to help your child build skills like sharing, taking turns, and respecting the rights of others. By encouraging children to explore, imagine, and create, they in turn enhance and develop their critical thinking skills, creativity, and ability to express themselves!
Registration is currently closed.
Each session is 4 weeks long: Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Optional “virtual adventures” will also be available!
||Drop Off and Greetings
||Centers: Fine Motor Skill Practice
||Small Group/Exhibit Exploration
||End of Day Pick Up
Cost: $40 per week, per child ($160 total for the 4-week session).
Who This Program is For: Children ages 4 to 6 years old who are potty trained.
Other Program Details
- Class size is a maximum of 12 students (1 adult to every 6 children ratio).
- Our learning environment will include exhibits at The Iowa Children’s Museum, as well as our classrooms, and outdoor spaces (weather permitting).
Health and Safety Protocols
The health of our guests, staff, and program participants in always our top priority. Please view our Health Protocols document for the full details about how we’re protecting the health of everyone in our space.
- Participants and staff will be required to wear a facial covering during all program activities.
- Health screenings (with a temperature check) will be required for all participants and staff.
- Sharing materials will be limited; every participant will be provided with their own supplies to complete facilitated activities.
- Social distancing will be a priority and, when it is not possible, we will ensure facial coverings are used.