Little Learner Programs
1 PLAYschool playgroups: Parent & me Preschool class designed to teach basic skills through theme related stories, songs, and sensory based activities.
2 Imagination, Creation, & Motor-vation STATION: Preschool stations are designed to encourage preschoolers to make believe, make a mess, and make new friends – while exploring the “Arts-in-Motion” curriculum.
3 Developmental assessments & referrals:
*Social & Emotional Development (resiliency, respect & responsibility)
*Physical Development (fine & gross motor, health & safety)
*Creative Interpretation & Expression (music, drama & art)
*Language & Literacy (communication & comprehension)
*Early learning experiences (social studies, science & mathematics)
* Parent and Provider Workshops on topics listed above (and see our Parent Partnership page)
Current / Ongoing 2020 CLASSES
Parent Partnership = WEDNESDAYS 12:10-1:20 at the Homeschool Coop in Interlochen
Being at school all day is hard work for little learners – and their parents! After little ones enjoy songs and stories, they will streeeeetch out with yoga, then have an opportunity to rest (with a learning video) on nap-mats. While little ones reboot parents are invited to participate in our PARENT PARTNERSHIP. This partnership is designed to help parents discover resources and ideas for teaching and parenting multi-ages/stages. Parents will gain resources, tools, and skills – such 1st aid, choking aid, and CPR practice. Parents with kids of ALL ages are invited to sign up, BUT please do not attend with children who will be full of energy at this time of day, as the space will be designed for those who desire “calming the chaos” conversations. This class cost 5$/week or 60$/semester per family.
Mommy & Me MOTOR-vation = THURSDAYS 10am-10:45 at K-Fit in Kingsley
Are you ready to rock your New Year goals? Come rock and roll, work out, make healthy dishes, and join us for healthy habit activities that will motivate you beyond 2020. Mommies (or caregivers) and kids (under 5) are encouraged to use their large and small motor-skills during motor-vation, creation, & imagination station activities. Come dressed in clothes you can help your baby fly in or toddler tumble in, and that you don’t mind getting paint on while dancing! This class cost 10$/family/session.
Action Arts = THURSDAYS 11-11:45 at K-Fit in Kingsley
Come move, make a mess, make believe, and make memories – as you make friends in our ARTS & ACTION class! In this class little learners will use their small and large motor skills to create an adventurous project each week, as well as participate in gym games and gymnastic type exercises. …One week we’ll make a bear craft, read going on a bear hunt, then go on a bear hunt obstacle course. Another week we may make paper airplanes and sing the flying high song as we fly and dance around the room… This class is the perfect opportunity for your kiddo to get out their energy out during these winter months. Parents (or caregivers) are welcome to stay and get their energy out with us – or take a break while their 3-8 year olds participate in our active adventures. The cost of this class varies per site. Please email Christi@MiFamilies.com or check the KFit site for details.
Art smART = WEDNESDAYS 10:20-11:30 at the Homeschool Coop in Interlochen
Let’s make believe and make art – to get smart! In this class we’ll learn how color mixing and shape building build math and science skills! We’ll “Rock&Roll&Read” stories, like “Peter and the Wolf,” to learn about instruments and about reading music. We’ll learn reading and writing skills through fables and fairytales. We’ll learn about fact vs fiction, about art history, and all art forms as we read, act, sing, create, build, paint… Art Smart is a STEAM program encouraging elementary explorers to learn through using all their senses, which means they might get their hands (and sometimes even their feet) dirty while immersing themselves into their projects. This project based course for 4yr olds – 4th graders… cost 5$/week or 60$/semester (Sibling rate = 8$/week or 110$/semester).