Two Magical Hours
This program is based on an experienced and appreciative understanding of what young children want and need in a learning environment.
They need to socialize, interact with other kids, and gain self-confidence... they need to discover and create, make stuff and say things, sing and jump around... they need to grasp and master new skills and re-enforce lessons they've already learned.
Curiosity Club activities are challenging, energetic and creative. We gear everything around a given topic and integrate a variety of disciplines and learning strategies into a fairly structured discovery process incorporating the ARTS - fine arts, music, dramatic play, movement & puppetry, as well as SCIENCES and SOCIAL STUDIES, with hands on experiences that expand the mind and fire the imagination. Your children will have so much fun, they won’t even know they’re learning!!
An Adventurous Approach
For most children, this is a time when the doors of knowledge open in earnest. Curiosity Club teachers encourage and challenge students to follow their natural curiosity, discover new pathways and explore these open doors.
We recognize that children learn differently and explore their environment-whether it is an education, play or social environment - at different levels of curiosity and confidence. We design our curricula to challenge and stimulate students of all learning styles and abilities.
As a result, Curiosity Club kids enter their schools or proceed with their home schooling with confidence, a love of learning and a base of knowledge that prepares them for their academic journey ahead.
Our goal at Curiosity Club is to inspire children to trust their curiosity and nurture confidence so they will comfortably grow in their other learning environments.
A Curiosity Club experience aims to enrich young students by:
- nurturing a love for learning
- challenging curious minds
- rewarding exploration
- welcoming inquisitive thoughts
- exploring creativity
- encouraging critical thinking
- supplementing reading, writing and math skills
- developing observation skills
- introducing deeper concepts in arts, science, geography & literature
Alumni of Curiosity Club are motivated to become more confident in their social and academic skills and well-equipped to succeed in their primary school years.
Having Fun. Staying Active.
One session it's Dinosaurs; the next might be Outer Space, and then after that we discover Africa. Topics we will explore include Japan, the Seven Seas and the Rain Forest. We're also going to look at the earth's environment and get to know a few things about bugs and insects as well as other captivating topics.
By weaving a theme throughout the day's learning goals, education and problem-solving come to life in real-world lessons that support all areas of curriculum. (Math, science, language arts, children's literature, social studies, geography, creative dramatics, music & art).
Hands-on, Mind-open Regardless of a child's IQ, successful learning is achieved by opening all the senses. Curiosity Club believes that hands-on learning engages children's minds and inspires their creativity.
Discovery, exploration, and experimentation leads to successful problem-solving, long-term learning and the development of creative and critical thinking skills.
We encourage students by helping them understand that even making mistakes provides a valuable learning experience.
Academically Speaking We have created unique and graded curricula for our Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergartners that is proven to inspire learning. Because kids have a natural curiosity that we tap into with our theme-driven sessions, they have a great deal of fun while developing the very important core academic skills of reading, writing and arithmetic. The hands-on learning environment also inspires critical and creative thinking, observation skills and reasoning. Drama, music and art play an integral role in rounding out the total learning experience.
The Not-so-typical Day At Curiosity Club, our 'school' days are anything but typical. Every day, the Curiosity Club environment is transformed into a new adventure in learning. As students arrive, they are encouraged to explore, experiment and investigate everything.
The day often begins with an introduction to the theme through bulletin board and poster displays, and bookshelves stocked with fiction, non-fiction, poetry and picture books based on the theme. The Curiosity Club environment always features hands-on learning, so students can make their way through the discovery area which is loaded with manipulatives, including puzzles, games, instruments, objects and items all relating to the day's theme.
Each age group enjoys all of the facets of Curiosity Club. The learning is developmentally appropriate and cumulative, so they can attend for three years without repeating a curriculum. Our youngest Club Members, enjoy a strong emphasis on music, arts and dramatic play in their learning experience, while the older kids gradually move into more academically challenging activities while still benefiting from the outstanding "arts integration" facet woven into the program.
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Curiosity Club meets once a week for two hours. Class size is limited because we maintain a 7 to 1 student to teacher ratio.