Norwalk, CT – Beginning January 15, Stepping Stones Museum for Children will offer four Early Childhood Series Classes for preschool-age children and their caregivers. Stepping Stones understands the important role of play in developing and nurturing a child’s love of lifelong learning. Our play-filled early childhood classes encourage creativity, exploration, discovery and self-expression with an amazing array of hands-on activities. These classes are the perfect compliment to a regular preschool program and they are ideal for children not enrolled in preschool. Two four-week sessions will be offered this winter, beginning the week of January 14 and the week of February 25.
Led by talented museum educators, these captivating classes allow children to have a ball while developing valuable motor, cognitive, language and social skills. Participation in these fun-filled art, music, dance and science programs will ignite your child’s imagination. Class members are also encouraged to explore our museum galleries before or after their class to enhance their experience. There is no additional charge for class members for this exploration of our one-of-a-kind, interactive museum.
Stepping Stones will host two open houses for parents and children to learn more about the winter sessions of the Early Childhood Series Classes on Wednesday, January 9 and Friday, January 11 from 10:30 am to noon. No reservation is necessary to attend and it is free with museum admission.
Winter Session 1 will be held from January 15 through February 8. After a two-week break to allow for the February school vacation weeks, Winter Session 2 will be held from February 26 through March 22.
Winter Session Classes
Ages 1 – 2.5 Years
How tall can you build? How high can you fly? With a variety of materials and a dash of imagination, we will create castles, bridges, vehicles and structures of the future! Science Says is designed for children ages one to two-and-a-half years old. Classes are offered on Tuesdays from 10:15 to 11:00 am, beginning January 15.
Stepping into Senses
Ages 6 Months – 2.5 Years
Inspire the senses! Help your children explore multi-sensory activities as they build language, motor and social skills. Each session includes music, movement, stories and hands-on activities. Geared to children ages six months to two-and-a-half years old, the class meets on Wednesdays from 10:15 to 11:00 am, beginning January 16.
Move in Tune
Ages 2 – 4 Years
Welcome to Tuneville, a place of melody, color and rhythm! We will explore the wonders of music through movement, singing and feeling the beat. Designed for children ages two to four years old, Move in Tune classes are offered on Thursdays from 10:15 to 11:00 am, beginning January 17.
Ages 2 – 4 Years
Calling all pint-sized artists! Experiment with a wide variety of artistic materials and methods including paint, sculpture, printing and collage. Children will explore shapes, colors, forms and patterns while learning about different modes of expression. Geared to children ages two to four years old, the class meets on Fridays from 10:15 to 11:15 am, beginning January 18.
The cost for each four-week session is $125 for museum members and $140 for non-members. Caregiver attendance is required at all classes. Registration is underway. For more information or to register, call 203 899 0606, ext. 247 or visit www.steppingstonesmuseum.org/classes.