Class Descriptions

Ages 6 months - 2 years

Music & Sign Language

Become an early partner with your child as together you dance with the words of ASL (American Sign Language). Both your fingers and hands and your child’s fingers and hands can create meaning in the air as you silently exchange messages in sign language. For your child, this dance will activate formative links in the developing brain; teach phonics, vocabulary, word recognition, and comprehension.

Ages 0 - 4 yrs

Music & Movement

Music is an art that puts sounds together in a way that kids like and find interesting.  Music helps develop language, literacy and communications skills. Music stimulates the various senses and helps children in learning and improving language skills. Music also develops listening, reading and writing skills, improving fluency of speech, and communication. Funikijam brings this all together with music from around the world.  Children get to explore different cultures.

Ages 2 - 3 yrs

Cooking Class

The main focus of each class is consistent exposure to new flavors and textures of whole foods. Through this main intention, each class presents itself with the opportunity for sensory exploration, art, movement, story, social dynamics and inquisition. When your child arrives for class, they are greeted by on of our trained and experienced educators where they will find their personalized apron and cooking station at a table filled with fresh ingredients. (We also often throw in a new, less know ingredient for your child to explore.)

Ages 6 months - 2.5 years

Sensory Art & Story

We will start with a story/circle time each week. The book we read will be the inspiration for our art project! Includes Books such as: The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Brown Bear, Brown Bear What do you see?. Doing art helps to develop fine motor skills, social and emotional, and cognitive skills, besides being messy and fun! We will glue, paint, color and express ourselves with our art projects!

Ages 6 months - 1 year

Music & Movement

Babies (6-12 months) Music and Play is a musical learning adventure for babies and toddlers. With live music and open ended play-based activities, children will build on emotional, social and cognitive skills as well as developing motor skills, problem solving, sensory and more! Every class has a new theme for little ones to explore, making each week a new adventure!

Ages 1 year - 2 year

Music & Movement

Toddler Music and Play is a musical learning adventure for babies and toddlers. With live music and open ended play-based activities, children will build on emotional, social and cognitive skills as well as developing motor skills, problem solving, sensory and more! Every class has a new theme for little ones to explore, making each week a new adventure!

Jr. Scientist STEM - Drop Off

Ages 4 - 6 years

STEM Sensory

Allow your child to cultivate their love of animals. Children will learn various concepts of animal life cycles and animal characteristics and traits using K'NEX toys and other interactive learning tools. We make animal science fun with Snapology.

Explore the animal kingdom and discover differences in animal anatomies and structure. Insects, arachnids, vertebrates, invertebrates, mammals, birds, reptiles and fish. Develop higher biology concepts and learn about biodiversity, habitats and ecosystems.

Ages 3-5 years

STEM Sensory

Learning was never this much Fun!

Children will learn their colors, shapes, letters and numbers using DUPLO bricks and other interactive learning toys during this fun program. This program is designed to reinforce the current curriculum being taught to preschoolers. To strengthen their knowledge in a playful manner, children are engaged in both structured and imaginative play during each session.

Ages 2-6 years

Special Event Workshop

ShakesBEARS puppet shows provide children with a fun and unique introduction to Shakespeare’s stories and puppetry. Each show consists of a short Shakespeare-inspired marionette show and a puppet making craft.

The experience centers around three aspects: (1) a positive first encounter with Shakespeare’s stories, (2) introduction to puppetry and puppet theater, (3) learning through hands-on crafting and play.

PreSchool Alternative

Ages 2-4 years

PreSchool Prep

ACD Preschool Alternative program provides the next step for preschool-aged children. We will focus on literacy and numeracy and basic Preschool Concepts through classroom discussions, circle time, art projects, movement, and more. Children will also be exposed to Daily Enrichment Classes such as STEM, MUSIC, DANCE and SIGN LANGUAGE already included in this 2 hour class includes 1 hour of Learning through play and 1 hour with our enrichment class such as Music, Dance, STEM or Sign Language. Our program is enriching, exploring areas such as arts and crafts, music, creative STEAM activities, as well as creative play, free-play, peer-play, board games and other entertainment helps your child grow and learn through play.

Ages 4-6 years

STEM Sensory

Children will begin to explore the world of robotics as they build simple models that teach the fundamentals of robotic design. Whether learning about sensors while building drills and magic wands, or discovering ways that gears and pulleys create movement while building helicopters and robotic dogs, your child is sure to have a great time.

Ages 0-5 years

Music & Movement

Baby Bandstand provides hands-on speech and language enrichment classes with music for ages 0-5 years and their caregivers. Created by a professional singer with training in theatre and speech language pathology along with a certified speech language pathologist, Baby Bandstand believes in using music to help children form an early foundation for strong speech, literacy, language and social skills. Our classes are filled with live music including guitar, ukulele and more! We are continuously creating new material to keep our classes fresh, innovative and exciting! Come join the band!  

Ages 3-5 years

Phonics

Children will learn their colors, shapes, letters and numbers using DUPLO bricks and other interactive learning toys during this fun program. This program is designed to reinforce the current curriculum being taught to preschoolers. To strengthen their knowledge in a playful manner, children are engaged in both structured and imaginative play during each session.

Ages 1.5 - 4 years

Special Event Workshop

Come & Meet the Animals here at ACD! Your child will learn and have hands on interactions with the amazing animals each class. Each workshop will include songs and an interactive puppet show.

Ages 14 months - 3 years

Dance

Unique blend of classical ballet and ballroom dance. This class is suitable for toddlers as young as 14 months to 3.5 years old with caregiver.

Adult

Yoga

The beginner class series introduces the history of yoga, fundamental principles of alignment, and breath work. Students will be introduced to yoga postures through step-by-step verbal description and demonstration. Emphasis is placed on student understanding, safety, and stability within each pose. If you have never tried yoga this series is perfect for you and is designed to meet the needs of those new to yoga as well as those seeking continued understanding of basic yoga poses. Beginner level/Basic.

Ages 4-6 years

Language

Get ready to immerse yourself too as we speak in Spanish the entire class! No previous knowledge of Spanish is required.

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