*Students must be potty trained and be 4 years old by the start of the semester. Wonderseum is not designed for drop-in attendance. Early registration is advised and encouraged. 

 What makes Wonderseum so unique?
PLAY FIRST

Wonderseum provides a secure environment for discovery and learning through play, while supporting our philosophy that play comes first.

Recognizing that 4-year-olds need social interaction and cognitive development, our program is offered
2 or 3 days a week with a class size of only 10 students, allowing our educators to have an abundance of time to engage with students.

The Wonderseum environment provides open-ended discussion and a “playful” approach to learning and discovery while empowering children with an easier transition to kindergarten.

Guided explorations encouraging a discovery of culture through the arts, expanding language and early literacy, science and math, circle drumming, are all determined and planned to create global awareness, reading readiness and comprehension, and number recognition and association, while refining children’s fine motor skills.

With a Reggio Emilia inspired environment located inside the museum, children are presented with projects that enhance their fine motor skills and self-expression, while preparing them with kindergarten readiness skills.

Math exploration provides open-minded activities reinforcing number recognition and counting through graphing with shells, cards, dominoes and pompoms.

In science, children explore the five senses and discover what body part is responsible for hearing, tasting, and smelling while using a mirror. Cloud formations are studied and insect cycles are explained by creating stain glass butterfly art projects.

Balance is explored by building a balance scale while using Playdough to engineer structures with sticks.

Children experience the joy of music through singing, dancing, and moving expressively to a variety of music genres, discovering different cultures through their music, and exploring rhythm and rhyme–all of which promote the development of essential skills including listening, vocabulary-building, social-emotional, and motor.

Every class includes hands-on experiences with activities involving parachute play, bean bags, scarves, rhythm instruments, or puppets. From acting out classic musical pieces such as “Carnival of the Animals” by Camille Saint-Saens to drawing/scribbling their feelings when listening to different styles of music, children are able to immerse themselves in a celebration of music!

Each day ends with a circle time reading that allows time for each student to ask questions and express their thoughts and feelings of the story.

TWO-DAY PROGRAM

January 13, 2022 – May 12, 2022
Meets Tuesday and Thursday from 9am-Noon

Member $1056 ($264 monthly)
Non-Member $1136 ($284 monthly)
Tuition may be paid in 4 equal monthly payments.

Closed January 31-February 4th for the set up the new traveling exhibit
No class during Spring Break, March 14 – March 18th.

Click to register for the Two-Day Program. 

 

 

THREE-DAY PROGRAM

January 12, 2022 – May 13, 2022
Meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am-Noon 

Member $1584 ($396 monthly)
Non-Member $1624 ($406 monthly)
Tuition may be paid in 4 equal monthly payments.

Closed January 31-February 4th for the set up the new traveling exhibit
No class during Spring Break, March 14 – March 18th and Good Friday, April 15th.

Click to register for the Three Day Program.

 

$25 discount applied to pre-paid semester. Museum refund policy applies. A $10 non-refundable application fee must accompany the child’s application. A $50 non-refundable curriculum, materials and supply fee is due at the time of completed registration packet.