Children and Teen Programs

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Explorium Programs
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2017 Children's Programs

 

                                             

Playground Playdate

Meet us at the playground for a craft and learn about upcoming programs, shows, and events at the park. No registration required.

Time: 11:00am-12:30pm

Dates:            Nov 20             Dec 22             Jan 2

Cost: FREE

 


                             Special Programs For Special Needs

 

NEW! BEGINNERS SOCIAL SKILLS GROUP                            Ages 4-12

In social skills groups, we strengthen your child’s ability for meaningful social relationships by developing critical social skills, such as: the ability to actively listen, make and maintain friends, communicate and connect, and more. Every class will have a new lesson conducted by therapists of My Florida Therapy. For further details contact info@myfloridatherapy.com or www.MyFloridaTherapy.com.  Min-4; Max-10

Instructor: My Florida Therapy staff

Day: Tuesdays                        

ACTIVITY: 113000

Session B: Nov 7-Dec 12

Time:   B1-Age 4-7                        4:30pm-6:00pm

             B2-Age 8-12                      6:15pm-7:45pm

Cost:     Per 6 week session Resident $360 Non-Resident $450

 


PARENT WORKSHOPS

Designed to help parents manage everyday issues surrounding kids with autism and related disorders, these workshops will focus on a specific topic, with time for discussion and your questions. Pre-registration is required.   Min- 3; Max-25

Day: Wednesday                                             Time: 6:00-7:00pm    

ACTIVITY: 113207

Dates:    A2-Nov 8 Making Holiday Breaks a Success, presented by presented by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)

Cost:   Free

 


 

   Programs for Little Ones!

 

Tot Time                                                      Ages 1-4

Indoor playroom includes toys, bubbles, costumes, books, crafts and snacks--juice & pretzels/cookies, plus coffee & tea for the adults. No registration required; drop in any time during the program. Adult supervision is required.

 

Dates: Fridays        (BACK TO FRIDAYS)

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Individual weeks:   November 10          December 8

Cost: Per child $5 (payable at the door)

 


Lil Sluggers Baseball                                   Ages 2-5

This indoor program is specially designed to introduce children to the game of baseball. Lil Sluggers teaches the proper way to throw, catch, hit and run in a fun environment. The low ratio of children to instructors offers better lessons and better value, Parent/caregiver participation is required for ages 2 & 3. Min-5; Max-6

Instructor:  Rich Goodridge & Staff

Days: Saturdays

Activity: 113003

Session B:   Nov 4-Dec 9*

Time:        B1- Age 3             9:00am-9:45am

                  B2- Age 2             10:00am-10:45am

                  B3- Ages 4 & 5     11:00am-11:45am

Cost:         Per 5 weeks Resident $90 Non-resident $112.50

NO CLASS:     11/25

*Nov 11 class ONLY time change

Time:   B1- Age 3             10:00am-10:45am

             B2- Age 2             11:00am-11:45am

             B3- Ages 4 & 5     12:00pm-12:45pm

 


 

SOCCER SHOTS                            Ages 2-5

Soccer Shots is an indoor intro to soccer program that focuses on teaching children skills in a non competitive environment that builds on skills week to week. A character word of the week that is implemented within each session. Parent/caregiver participation is required for ages 2 & 3. Materials fee of $20 payable to instructor for personalized Soccer Shots take home jersey (one time fee - returning customers just bring back the jersey!). Min-5: Max-10 (for ages 2 & 3) & 14 (for ages 4 & 5)

INSTRUCTOR: Daniel Villegas & Staff

Days: Saturdays

Activity: 113010

Dates:                         Sept 9-Dec 9

Time:         A1- Ages 2 & 3         9:00am - 9:30am

                   A2 - Ages 2 & 3        9:300am - 10:00am

                   A3 - Ages 2 & 3        10:00am - 10:30am

                   A4- Ages 4 & 5         10:30am - 11:15am

Cost:          Per 7 weeks Resident $98 Non- resident $122.50

NO CLASS:    9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/11, 11/25

 


NEW! MUSIC TOGETHER                    Ages 0-5 yrs

This is the essential Music Together class, where we welcome children from a variety of age groups to foster natural, family-style learning. Younger children enjoy watching and imitating older ones, older children learn by leading younger ones, and parents enjoy the convenience of a single class that the whole family can enjoy. Each child participates at his or her own level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, watching, and exploring musical instruments. Any caregivers - parents, grandparents, nanny - can bring the children. The whole family is welcome for this important family music experience. $50 Materials Fee due to instructor at the first class. Min-6; Max-12

INSTRUCTOR: Missy Smith and Laurie Luczak

Days: Wednesdays

Activity: 113017

Dates:                      Sept 27-Dec 13

Time:         A1- 9:30am-10:15am

                   A2 -10:30am-11:15am

                   A3 -11:30am-12:15pm

NO CLASS:   10/18, 10/25, 11/22

Days: Thursdays

Activity: 113017

Dates:                      Sept 28-Dec 14

Time:         B1- 9:30am-10:15am

                   B2 -10:30am-11:15am

                   B3 -11:30am-12:15pm

NO CLASS:   10/19, 10/26, 11/23

Cost:          Per 9 week session Resident 1st child $162; 2nd child $148.51; Non- resident 1st child $202.50; 2nd child $185.64

 


Programs for Older Kids!

 

HAPPY SUNSHINE YOGA-TEEN                   Ages 13-17

Ignite your light! Give your teen the chance to build confidence, feel empowered and loved as they endure true "growing pains" on their way to becoming an independent adult. This four week class will have a theme each week, a meditation and affirmation. Our age appropriate classes encourage greater attention to full-body coordination, more adult presentation of yoga concepts and techniques to use off the mat. They will learn to increase overall concentration, managing anxiety, and stress while making friends in a safe and non competitive environment. Lilian is also a certified family life coach and experienced teen facilitator. Min-4; Max-20

INSTRUCTOR: Lillian Murray

Days: Mondays

Activity: 113014

Dates:                      A1- Nov 6-Nov 27

Time:         6:30pm-8:00pm

Cost:          Per 4 weeks Resident $100 Non- resident $125


NEW! INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL ARTS                  Ages 6-12

Participants will learn the basic 12 principles of animation using 2D and 3D. They will develop various animation techniques to enhance realism and cartoony styles and learn modeling techniques to build a 3D environment. Students will participate in storyboarding, concept to creation, and character design. They will walk away with a portfolio and new skills related to today's society. $40 Materials Fee payable to instructor first day of class. Min-5; Max-15

INSTRUCTOR: Cedrick Dawson

Days: Tuesdays                             Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm

Activity: 113101

Dates: A1- Nov 7-Dec 19

Cost:          Per 6 week session Resident $228 Non- resident $285

NO CLASS:      11/21

 


BRIGHT & SMART ROBOTICS                                              Ages 7-14

Coding is all fine and good, but the real fun comes when you can put your code into action! Using a special edition of Lego bricks and a curriculum developed especially for them, students will learn to design, create, build, and program. Team work and passion will be necessary to complete this mission. $20 Materials Fee due to instructor at the first class. Min-6; Max-15

INSTRUCTOR: Bright & Smart Staff

Days: Thursdays                             Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm

Activity: 113413

Dates: A1- Nov 9-Dec 21

Cost:          Per 6 week session Resident $120 Non- resident $150

NO CLASS:      11/23

 


PROJECT FASHION DESIGN AND SEWING                Ages 8-16

In this course, students will design their project from start to finish. Students will start by sketching 2-3 pieces they will make over the 10 weeks. Participants explore the fundamentals of sewing, choose their own fabrics, and decorate with fabric paint, ribbons, and trim. Projects are different each session, for progressive learning. The course will end with a fashion show for friends and family. Materials included. Note: A few sewing machines will be made available for use in class, but you are welcome to bring your own as long as it is in good working condition. Min-3; Max-10

INSTRUCTOR: Clara Lopez-Castro

Days: Thursdays                             Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm

Activity: 113028

Dates: A1- Sept 7-Dec 21

Cost:          Per 10 weeks session Resident $226 Non- resident $282.50

NO CLASS:      9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/23

 


ONCE UPON A HAPPILY EVER AFTER                        Ages 9-12

A WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG WRITERS

So you want to be a writer. Where do you begin? And what about the happily ever after? Bring your imagination and your most colorful pens to this hands-on workshop. Spend time getting ideas, creating characters, and finding new stories to tell (A great way for kids to boost creative writing skills and/or fulfill some of the requirements for the Girl Scout "Scribe" badge). Min-5; Max-15

INSTRUCTOR: Gloria Rothstein

Days: Tuesday                             Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Activity: 113204

Dates: A1- Nov 14

Cost:          Resident $35 Non- resident $43.75

 


ONCE UPON A STORY                                                           Ages 10-14

A WORKSHOP FOR HOMESCHOOLERS

Love writing stories? Needs some fun ideas? Bring your imagination and your favorite pens/pencils to this hands-on workshop. Spend the afternoon playing with words, thinking in pictures, and finding new tales to tell. Min-5; Max-15

INSTRUCTOR: Gloria Rothstein

Days: Monday                             Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm

Activity: 113204

Dates: A2- Dec 4

Cost:          Resident $27 Non- resident $33.75