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  • LEAP (Literacy Enrichment at Preschool)

     LEAP! “Literacy Enrichment At Preschool”Preschool is not a one-size-fits-all experience, and Small Wonders Preschool is designed with that in mind. We offer a variety of classes, schedules, and enrichment offerings so that you can create a fully customized program that fits the needs of your child and family’s schedule.Small Wonders Afternoon Enrichment classesEnrichment Classes meet 11:30-3:00 pm. Lunch time is part of the schedule. Students can bring a peanut free lunch from home or have a school provided lunch (available for an additional cost).Create a customized schedule for YOUR child! Sign up for Small Wonders Preschool Afternoon Enrichment Classes in conjunction with your morning preschool class to create a full-day experience for your child.  Students must be independently toilet trained ages 3 to 6.September: Eric Litwin storiesThis month we’ll meet Pete, the groovy blue cat that likes movin’ and groovin’. We’ll sing along with his stories and allow positive messages to remind us to keep our cool, no matter what.September 4,11,18,25        $120/4 sessionsOctober: Eric Carle storiesWe’ll introduce preschoolers to the classic stories and illustrations of Eric Carle and connect his literature to our lives in ways that are meaningful and fun!October 2,9,16,23,30         $150/5 sessionsNovember: David Shannon storiesAll kids can relate to David Shannon’s famous character, David, who is often making silly choices that get him into trouble! We’ll explore a variety of Shannon’s literature that children will want to read again and again!November 6, 13, 20       $90/3 sessionsDecember: Mo Willems storiesThis award-winning author has written the familiar Don’t Let the Pigeon series, and relatable Knuffle Bunny stories that will allow readers to laugh, learn and be inspired to retell stories beyond our classroom setting.December 4,11,18          $90/3 sessionsJanuary: Todd Parr storiesTodd Parr is both an author and illustrator. He’s written over 30 stories, each of which is illustrated with simple, bold and colorful pictures that kids enjoy and connect to. His books contain simple, yet powerful messages that focus on the themes of accepting others and believing in themselves.January 8, 15, 22, 29     $150/5 sessionsFebruary: Kevin Henkes storiesThe stories and illustrations of Kevin Henkes are beautifully written and illustrated in such a way that they captivate readers! We’ll learn how to connect literature to our personal lives in meaningful ways. February 5, 12, 19, 26      $120/4 sessionsMarch: Karen Beaumont storiesKaren Beaumont's books are full of fun and inspiring messages that are sure to bring out the very best in all of us. Her bouncy rhymes will keep children more than entertained from beginning to end!March 4, 11, 18                 $90/3 sessionsApril: Laura Numeroff storiesIn the “If You Give A…” series of books, we will learn about cause and effect, sequencing, predicting and a variety of additional literacy skills that little learners will want to use at home during reading time!April 1,8,15,22,29               $150/5 sessionsMay: Nancy Carlson storiesJoin us as we explore Minnesota native Nancy Carlson! Her brightly colored illustrations and recurring characters, like Louanne pig, Henry the mouse, Harriet the dog and George the rabbit, are sentimental favorites.May 6, 13, 20                        $90/3 sessions
  • Marvelous Messy Masterpieces

    Messy Masterpieces! Your little mess maker will have a blast in this hands-on class. They will enjoy many artistic, mess-making moments as they create marvelously messy masterpieces. We plan to paint, sculpt, scribble, and giggle our way to discovering mess making at its very best. Each month we will explore new creations! Be sure to join us and leave the mess with us!September: Bubbles, Bubbles, BubblesBubbles aren’t just for blowing anymore! We’ll be using bubbles all month to create art.September 3, 10, 17, 24 $120/4 sessionsOctober: Funky Fall Pumpkins, spider webs, leaves, oh my! This month is all about creating fall themed art.October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 $150/5 sessionsNovember: Fun with FoodJoin us as we talk about the month of harvest and use food as our painting tools for our masterpieces November 12, 19, 26 $90/3 sessionsDecember: Winter Join us for a month full of winter themed art that will bring the magic and charm of winter inside.December 3, 10, 17 $90/3 sessionsJanuary: Ooey Gooey Fun! It’s ooey, gooey, and oh so much fun! What kid doesn’t love to get messy as they play with slime and play dough? We will spend all month making different kinds of sensory art. Making a mess is the best!January 7, 14, 21, 28 $120/4 sessionsFebruary: Canvas Art Kids will get their creative juices flowing every week to create multi-stage process art. They’ll come home at the end of the month with their creative canvas. February 4, 11, 18, 25 $120/4 sessionsMarch: Marbling Masterpieces Explore the fascinating technique of marbling. Get ready to make marbling masterpieces using different marbling techniques.March 3, 10, 17, 31 $120/4 sessionsApril: Splatter ArtIt’s all about the mess this month! Have fun making splatter painting with fly swatters, catapults and rubber bands.April 7, 14, 21, 28 $120/4 sessions May: Colorful CreationsColors, Colors and More Colors! Bring a white T-Shirt in May and your child will come home with ty-dyed art to wear!May 5, 12, 19 $90/3 session
  • Small Wonders Monday Kids in the Kitchen

    Small Wonders Kids in the KitchenPreschool is not a one-size-fits-all experience, and Small Wonders Preschool is designed with that in mind. We offer a variety of classes, schedules, and enrichment offerings so that you can create a fully customized program that fits the needs of your child and family’s schedule.Small Wonders Afternoon Enrichment classesEnrichment Classes meet 11:30-3:00 pm.  Lunch time is part of the schedule. Students can bring a peanut free lunch from home or have a school provided lunch (available for an additional cost).Create a customized schedule for YOUR child! Sign up for Small Wonders Preschool Afternoon Enrichment Classes in conjunction with your morning preschool class to create a full-day experience for your child. Sign up monthly for this hands-on class for 3-6 year olds! Each week the children help prepare the snack as well as explore new foods. All food is peanut-free. (Includes cooking supplies and snacks)  Must be independently toilet trained.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 worldSeptember: ApplesJoin us as we celebrate apple season in Minnesota! We will cook up a variety of apple recipes and focus on apple themed stories.September 9, 16, 23, 30  $130/3 sessionsOctober: Not-So-Spooky SnacksSpiders, bats, monsters and mummies – join us to celebrate the silly side of the season. We’ll cook up snacks that will make you smile!October 7,14, 28     $100/3 sessionsNovember: Harvest PicksThis month we will be baking corn bread (like the pilgrims made) and other types of breads. We’ll also learn more about what it means to harvest our food and give thanks for the variety of healthy foods that our local farmers have worked so hard to grow!November 11, 18, 25         $100/3 sessionsDecember: Holiday TreatsThis month we will discover the fun of baking and cooking during the holiday season. We’ll focus on the joy of sharing and giving to others as we prepare treats!December 2, 9, 16      $100/3 sessionsJanuary: Warm and Toasty SnackingJanuary is a good month for a cup of hot cocoa! We will read some fun “stay warm” stories and make some warm and toasty snacks. Join us as we have fun creating and cooking!January 6, 13, 27    $100/3 sessionsFebruary: Breakfast BitesEverybody loves a good breakfast! Come and see what fun ideas we can cook up for some delicious breakfast bites! We may even come home with some new favorites that we can share with the family!February 3, 10, 24     $100/3 sessionsMarch: Fruits and Veggies GaloreFruits and Veggies Yummy! Join us for the month to learn which ones we like and try some that we haven’t tried before. We will make some fun and healthy snacks!March 2, 9, 16, 30      $130/4 sessionsApril: Sensational SipsThis month we will make smoothies, juices and more. Come discover what kinds of fun drinks you might add to your snack routine.April 6, 20, 27      $100/3 sessionsMay: Foods around the WorldJoin us for the month of May as we investigate what types of food other children around the world eat. We are sure to try some new and exciting foods!May 4, 11, 18     $100/3 sessions
  • Small Wonders School of Science

    Preschool is not a one-size-fits-all experience, and Small Wonders Preschool is designed with that in mind. We offer a variety of classes, schedules, and enrichment offerings so that you can create a fully customized program that fits the needs of your child and family’s schedule.Small Wonders Afternoon Enrichment classesEnrichment Classes meet 11:30-3:00 pm.  Lunch time is part of the schedule. Students can bring a peanut free lunch from home or have a school provided lunch (available for an additional cost).Create a customized schedule for YOUR child! Sign up for Small Wonders Preschool Afternoon Enrichment Classes in conjunction with your morning preschool class to create a full-day experience for your child.  Students must be independently toilet trained ages 3 to 6. Small Wonders School of Science 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.   * 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 (hands-on science)  * Uses simple tools (eye droppers, magnifying glasses) to explore and gather information  * Investigate by collecting, describing, and recording information September: My Healthy Body Join us as we learn about our five senses and the importance of our skeleton, exercise and nutrition.September 6, 13, 20, 27      $120/4 sessionsOctober: Fall ExplorationsLet’s explore and appreciate the great outdoors as we investigate colorful leaves, apples and various animals we can see in our backyard.October 4, 11, 25               $90/3 sessionsNovember: Ready for WinterAnimals and humans both prepare for winter. Hibernation, migration and adaptation will be the topics of discussion in November.November 1, 8, 15, 22       $120/4 sessionsDecember: Minnesota EnvironmentMinnesota has a variety of places for people to live. We will look at farms, forest/lakes and life in the city.December 6, 13, 20           $90/3 sessionsJanuary: Ice FolliesOur little scientists will be busy studying snow, freezing and melting ice. We will also look at the globe and find the cold and warm regions.January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31   $150/5 sessionsFebruary: MixologyWe will get our hands busy as we are learning about solids/liquids, experiment with colors and make our play dough to bring home.February 7, 14, 21, 28         $120/4 sessionsMarch: Weights and MeasurementsWhy is it important to measure and weigh items? We will be busy experimenting with a variety of scales and see how tall we are.March 6, 13                         $60/2  sessionsApril: Magnets and Simple MachinesScience will be at work as we are busy investigating how magnets work and experiment with simple machines such as gears and wheel/axels. April 3, 10, 17, 24                $120/4 sessionsMay: Spring Has SprungWe will get back to the science of nature as we investigate how plants grow, insects and go on a nature walk.May 1, 8, 15, 22                   $120/4 sessions