Parent & Me Program: Winter Session 2018

The Methodist Preschool Parent & Me Program offers a range of classes based on age and developmental level.

Kick It! (20+ months)

Ready, get set, let’s play ball! Brought to you by Soccer Shots, “Kick It!” A Soccer Shots coach teaches ball and soccer gross motor skills in a fun, non-competitive and educational environment that leaves every child feeling successful and empowered. Through our age- specific curriculum, we use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence and develop teamwork. This class will foster gross motor, agility, and coordination skills. Parents are encouraged to join in the fun to ensure that each child receives positive reinforcement while engaging at his or her own pace!

Infant and Toddler Music with Do Re Mi (Newborn - 24 months)

We present a fun and active way to introduce infants and toddlers to music and movement! In addition to providing a memorable foundation in music and developing musical skills, infants and toddlers will grow socially as they interact with other children and their families through song, dance, performance, and while playing musical games and instruments.

Younger Play Club (12-20 Months)

Our goal is to create a nurturing and engaging environment in which you and your child can interact with other children and their parents and/or caregivers. Through socializing with other children and adults, babies begin to recognize and express their feelings more effectively, while also learning to understand and respond to the emotions of others. These experiences help to strengthen your child’s ability to make and keep social relationships. We’ll provide the space with age-appropriate materials and activities. All you have to do is B.Y.O.B (Bring Your Own Baby!) Come play with us!

Older Play Club with Outdoor Classroom Time! (20+ months)

These Play Club classes were founded upon children’s intrinsic desire to play. Capitalizing on this we provide open-ended activities, as well as unique art, sensory, and movement activities that inspire children to become immersed in play and engaged with the materials and each other. This in turn supports the development of the whole child and provides the first building blocks of your child’s life-long fervor for problem solving and critical thinking. Older Play Club is extended by thirty minutes, providing extra time for your children to bring a small packed lunch from home. Following free play, clean up time and lunch is the pièce de résistance – the opportunity to explore and play in the MPS Outdoor Classroom!

Baby Messy Art & Sensory Play (10-16 months)

This class was created specifically with our youngest Parent and Me friends in mind. Because the little ones are still very oral learners at this stage of development, we re-imagine our activities to their most “edible” versions. We invite you to be part of a facilitated messy art and sensory class that encourages you and your baby to tap in to your creative and exploratory side through hands-on, open-ended, and process-oriented experiences. This small group class provides a space for children to make social connections through shared experiences with the materials. Change of clothes recommended!

Messy Art & Sensory Play (16+ months)

Engage with your child while exploring together and expressing yourselves. Observe as your toddler is inspired by materials like clay, chalk pastels, paints, and recycled materials. Delight in reconnecting with your creativity and inner child. We invite you to be part of a facilitated messy art and sensory exploration class that encourages you and your toddler to tap in to your creative side through hands-on, open-ended, and process-oriented experiences. This small group class provides a space for children to make social connections through shared experiences with the materials. Various methods and choices will be introduced each week. Activities may include collaborative 3-D projects, sculpting and collage, as well as works inspired by great artists. Limited spots available. Come enjoy yourself and leave the cleanup to us!

Tumbling Toddlers with Montes Gymnastics (22+ months)

We are excited to bring back this P&Me favorite! Coach Hugo Montes of Montes Gymnastics brings us years of experience and knowledge in children’s gymnastics. He is a professional gymnastics coach with a BA in Physical Education. He coaches non-competitive as well as competitive gymnastics and is currently a USA Gymnastics Professional Member and holds a USA Gymnastics National Certification. Our Tumbling Toddlers class aims to familiarize your children with not only gymnastics equipment but also with body and spacial awareness. With support from parents and Coach Hugo the children will be guided through age appropriate gymnastics circuits on multiple apparatuses!

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