Small Wonders Kids in the Kitchen
Mondays, 12:30-3:00 pm
Honey Bee Room
Sign up monthly for this hands-on class for 3-6 year olds who are independently toilet trained. Each week the children help prepare the snack as well as explore new foods. All food is peanut-free. Includes cooking supplies and snacks. Mondays @ CLEC 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
This Class includes:
- Introduction to food safety
- Lessons focusing on healthy choices
- Practice using manners and table expectations
- Helping name and prepare fresh and cooked foods
- Explore and taste foods from countries around the world
LEAP (Literacy Enrichment at Preschool)
Wednesdays, 12:30-3:00 pm
Honey Bee Room B-21
“Literacy Enrichment At Preschool”
Your preschooler is invited to join us as we learn about a new Author each month. We’ll read, sing and rhyme together as we discover a variety of stories that are sure to inspire continued reading beyond our classroom walls! This enrichment class will reinforce reading readiness skills, pre-writing skills and early mathematical concepts that will ignite your child’s love of learning! Students ages 3-6 that are independently toilet trained. Wednesdays @ CLEC 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Small Wonders School of Science
Fridays, 12:30-3:00 pm
Monkey Room B27
Young children are naturally curious explorers who are eager to discover information about the world around them. Children learn scientific concepts by exploring observing and investigating materials and ideas. These experiences provide the foundation for abstract and scientific thought. Science concepts are encompassed throughout the key areas of early learning; for example, children use pretend play to explore and manipulate materials, creative arts to discover a variety of ways to express their ideas, and literacy and language arts to research answers to questions. Join us Friday afternoons from 12:30 to 3:00 pm at the Crystal Lake Education Center as we:
- Explore the difference between Living and Non-Living things
- Learn about the characteristics of earth and sky (seasons, weather, light, shadows, sun, moon, stars)
- Experiment with the properties of matter (hard, soft, float, sink, solid, liquid)
- Use our five senses to observe, explore, and experiment with scientific phenomena (handson science)
- Uses simple tools (eye droppers, magnifying glasses) to explore and gather information
- Investigate by collecting, describing, and recording information
This is an opportunity to make the learning and fun last longer! Lunch Bunch is offered for students participating in Small Wonders morning classes, who will also be adding on an afternoon enrichment. Enrichment classes are monthly opportunities to add a little “EXTRA” to your child’s preschool day. Small Wonders currently offers Kids in the Kitchen on Mondays, LEAP (Literacy Enrichment at Preschool) on Wednesdays and Small Wonders School of Science on Fridays; from 12:30 to 3:00 pm.
These 1 day enrichments are mixed ages for students 3-6 years of age. Online registration is required.
Lunch Bunch is designed to give your child an opportunity to build their social learning, develop self help skills, and build relationships with new friends. Lunch Bunch will be available for $10 per day. This fee does not include lunch. Parents may send a peanut free lunch or pre-purchase a school hot lunch.
All enrichment classes are held at the Crystal Lake Education Center. Enrichments have monthly registration. Sign up for one or all. Pick and choose ones best to meet your child’s interest and your family schedule.
All students must be able to toilet independently.
Refunds are not available for Lunch Bunch or Small Wonders Enrichment classes.