Class Descriptions

From babies to our elementary aged children, there’s something for everyone!

Please note, age ranges for all of our children’s classes are carefully chosen to optimize enjoyment of the subject as well as for a child’s ability to thrive among their peers. We ask that your child meet the minimum age requirement by the first day of class.

If you find the need to change from one class to another, we will honor your request but only during the first two weeks of each semester.

Alphabet Soup (Ages 2 – 4 years)

Every week, little ones will learn letter and number recognition through music, books and crafts that reinforce the letter or number that has been assigned for the week.  This is a great primer for little ones gearing up for nursery school.

Classroom Fun! (Ages 2.5 – 3.5 years)

Your early learner will have lots of fun exploring and feeling comfortable in a classroom setting.  The class will introduce them to circle time and transitioning from one activity to the next.  We will have a different “special” each week; either music, dance or a craft and every class will be loaded with fun!

Color Your World (Drop-off/Ages 5-7 years)

Who’s ready to make art? In this class your little artist will learn the techniques and how to use the tools to create a masterpiece. They will explore color, line, and shape as well as paint, collage, pastels, and water colors.

Cooking the Books (Ages 2-4 years)

Join Chef Jennifer Mannion for a story and a snack that’s inspired by it.  We will make fruity insects, crafty snack bags, dips and smoothies among other fun and kid friendly treats.  The goal is getting your child exposed to different healthy foods and encouraging them to try them.

Crafts, Bling & More! (Ages 5-8 years)

Students will decorate wooden phone holders, treasure boxes, etc… Using paint, markers, rhinestones, gems and bling! We will make yarn octopuses, and do some beading!

Developmental Playgroup: Movers & Shakers (Ages 9 – 15 months)

Our Developmental play group offers young children the unique opportunity to take a class completely focused on the development of their newest emerging skill sets. Whether it’s rolling over or beginning to pull up and/or crawl, age ranges are kept small to foster an environment for children to explore and improve on their new exciting talents.

Your little one will be introduced to circle time which will include fun songs to help get them moving.  They will have a chance to discover and play with puzzles, balls, cars, trucks and blocks, to name just a few.  This class is also a great way to introduce early socialization!

Fantastic Gymnastics (Ages 2- 3 years)

Your child will have tons of fun learning and mastering basic gymnastics skills. Gym equipment and activity mats help them gain confidence to conquer the balance beam or go upside down in a handstand while helping to develop both fine and gross motor skills.

Fashion Design and Illustration (Drop-off/Ages 9 years and up)

Students will learn how to illustrate fashion figures and design and create outfits for their figures (not make garment). They will think up designs and then draw them on figure! They will create fashion color boards and take turns turns posing while the rest of the class learns how to draw the body in relation to how clothes fit!  Each student will end up with an illustration book of their designs at the end of the semester.

Introduction to Coding 1 (Drop Off / Ages 6 – 8 years)

In this fun beginner’s class we will introduce coding via kid-focused programs like MIT’s Scratch Jr. where kids will learn computing concepts by creating their own interactive stories and games. No previous coding experience is required and class will be small so that each child gets plenty of hands-on instruction.
An iPad or Android tablet is required (for Scratch Jr.), but an adequate tablet (e.g. Kindle Fire HD 10) can be had for under $150

Little Explorers (Ages: 1 – 2.5 years)

This class is about movement, exploration and socialization!  Children will be able to explore a variety of activities in our gym that promote the development of gross motor skills and help with balance and coordination.  Through 20-30 minutes of guided open play, children will learn basic socialization skills while having tons of fun.  The class will then introduce or reinforce circle time which helps little explorers learn how to take turns, develop their independence, and we finish with a few fun movement games.

Little Kickers Soccer (Ages: 2.5 – 4 years)

It’s never too early to start perfecting your soccer skills! Join us for this fun introduction to soccer brought to you by the coaches from Port Washington Soccer Club.

Mothers of Infants (Ages newborn – 8 months)

Mother’s of Infants Support Group and Developmental Playgroup is designed to bring mothers together to form relationships, share the joys and challenges of parenthood, and learn from each other.  The time in class will be shared between an engaging discussion about the joys and challenges that a new baby brings and developmental play. Topics include, sleep difficulties, breast or bottle feeding concerns, relationship stress after baby and all the changes that come with a new infant.  During developmental play, we will sing songs, enjoy movement and explore fun ways to bond with the babies. Led by Nicole Asselta, LCWA.

Movement for Toddlers (Ages 3 – 4 years)

More structured games, aerobics, Pilates, yoga, martial arts , and pre gymnastics . Your child will learn beginning sport skills , gain mature motor skills and independence. Physical activity is top priority with the teacher interacting directly with the children .

Music & Movement (Ages 6 – 24 months)

Musical games , rhymes , movement and singing , explore percussion , music theory and musical storytelling . Adults must stay with child . The class includes the beginning stages of singing and rhythm activities as well as purposeful movement , and instrument playing.

Paint, Play and Party (Partial Separation/Ages 20 months – 3 years)

Little ones will learn all they need to get ready for their future nursery schools programs. Children will hear stories; play with manipulatives, blocks and toys; explore their artistic side through crafts; boogie down to fun kids music; and get their energy out in a safe and spacious gym setting! This class provides a structured routine for kids, helping them learn the process of transitioning as well as separating from their parents.

Play and Learn (Ages: 1 and 2 year olds)

With your child, discover the world of movement, music, sports  and creativity ; play and learn. Through games using gymnastics, early athletics, dance , music , the child will learn organization skills , motor skills , and mental skills . At the end of each class the adults will get a full review of each child individually – their own personal strengths and how to expose them to the possibilities to make them advance .

Songs Say So Much (Sessions 1: Ages 8 to 20 months Session 2: Ages 20 months to 3.5 years)

Popular children’s entertainer and recording artist Jeff Sorg leads his spirited song fest and puppet show for young children.  Play with instruments and dance to music with your little one as they enjoy this upbeat class!

Story Time (Ages: Newborn – 4 years, older siblings welcome)

Organized by the PRC, parents and friends volunteer their time to read stories to little ones and their caregivers in attendance. A great way to meet new friends in a relaxed setting!

Stepping Stones (Ages: Newborn – 4 years)

Offered in collaboration with the Port Washington School District, this class exposes children to music, stories, crafts, free play and Gym from birth to their Pre-K years. Grouped by age, the instructor leads the participants in fun activities geared towards ultimate Pre-K readiness. Tuesday class is a separation class for ages 3 and up who are potty trained.  Thursday class offers mommy and me for younger children and partial separation for ages 3 and up.  Transportation provided. Note – scholarship program  with special enrollment required. Please contact our Outreach Coordinator in the PRC office for more information.

Presentado en colaboración con el Distrito Escolar de Port Washington, esta clase expone a los niños a la música , cuentos , manualidades, juego libre y gimnasio desde el nacimiento hasta sus años de Pre-K . Agrupados por edades, la instructor conduce a los participantes en actividades divertidas dirigidas a final de Pre-K disposición . Transporte proporcionado. Nota –  programa de becas con requiere inscripción especial. Por favor, póngase en contacto con nuestro Coordinador de Extensión en la oficina de la PRC para obtener más información.

Time for 2’s (Age: 2 year olds)

Come meet other parents/caregivers and give your little one a chance to interact with other kids their age during an Open Play in our Air room!  This FREE playgroup is open to Members and Non-Members of the PRC.

Time for 3’s (Age: 3 year olds)

Come meet other parents/caregivers and give your little one a chance to interact with other kids their age during an Open Play in our Air room!  This FREE playgroup is open to Members and Non-Members of the PRC.

TGISaturday! (Ages: 2 yr 9 mon – 4 years)

Come join Miss Joanne for a fun-filled Saturday morning with music, stories, and crafts. Little ones and parents/caregivers engage in circle time, enjoy music, movement, and story time. Winter- and festival-themed crafts will go home with you at the end of the class. Don’t miss this developmentally appropriate class designed especially for working parents to experience some quality social time with their lovely children during the weekend. Come join us and meet new friends!!!

Toddler Dance (Ages 2 – 3 years)

Olga Berest of Berest Studios leads this class with music for boys and girls as an introduction to rhythm and movement. This class embraces a child’s active world of walking, running, jumping, hopping, spinning, gallop-ing, body control and traditional children’s dances and music games.

Tumbling Tots (Ages 18 months – 3 years)

Toddlers will run, jump, tumble and have fun while improving gross motor skills. Kids will have lots of play equipment such as trampolines, balls, mats and lots of space in the Landmark Gym to channel their energy! *(child must be able to walk to join the class)

Voice Academy’s Rockin Toddlers (Ages 18 – 36 months)

Your young music enthusiast will love singing, clapping, tapping and moving to the grooves of live guitar, rhythm and other instruments with an emphasis on vocal and language development through songs and game-like routines including taking turns singing on a live microphone.  Watch them blossom as they gain confidence, learn self-awareness, develop vocal skills, expand social skills and learn about emotions while being exposed to different music concepts, patterns and styles with Kat & Rob Nolfe of Voice Academy

YogAnimals (Ages 1 – 3 years)

Kids and grown ups will learn yoga poses in the form of their favorite animals through interactive songs, routines and puppets.  Classes will include animal stories and adventures to places far and wide using our imagination.  Adult participation required.

 

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with the option to enjoy the benefits of a PRC Membership.