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Home School Spanish and Art

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Age: 5 - 10 years (5 years by September 1, 2018)

Dates: September 11 - December 20 (No class the week of Thanksgiving)

Cost: $600 (4 payments of $150/month)

Introduce your child to Spanish language and culture by exploring different places around the world. Valerie Alves, an experienced preschool/elementary instructor and native Spanish speaker, will teach the first hour of this double session. This unique program uses a wide variety of activities including games, music, and group interactions to build vocabulary and show how children from other Spanish speaking countries live.

The second hour will be spent exploring various mediums of art with our accomplished art educator, Mr. Glenn. Explore drawing, painting, and sculpture which coincides with the countries around the world being taught in the Spanish portion of the class. 

Call (563) 344-4170 to register.

Broadway Camp

Age: 9 - 13 years and 14 - 18
Fee: $110
Dates: July 9 - 13
Section A: 9:30 - 11:30 am, age 9 - 13 (age 9 by June 1, 2018)
Section B: 1:30 - 3:30 pm, age 14 - 18 (age 14 by June 1, 2018)
Come “Seize the Day” by learning choreography based on Broadway’s most exciting shows! Dancers will be provided with a snack each day, and should wear active wear, as well as tennis shoes or dance shoes. Register now!

Tales & Twists

Age: 4-6 years (4 years by June 1, 2018)
Fee: $110
Dates: Section A: July 16 - 20, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Section B: CLOSED
You have heard the real stories...a beautiful princess pricks her finger, falls asleep for 100 years, and is woken with a kiss. HOWEVER, what if the kiss does not work? What if Sleeping Beauty keeps snoring? Dance and act out some fairy tales and then see what happens when they end in a twist! Camp includes movement, activities, and a snack. Please wear active wear with bare feet or ballet shoes, leotard, and tights. Register now!

Under the Sea

Age: 4 - 6 years (4 years by June 1, 2018)
Fee: $110
Dates: July 9 - 13, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Make a splash in this ocean themed week of science and dance! Swim with the fish, build a coral reef, and dress up like a mermaid! Each day will include movement activities, an ocean themed science or art activity, and a snack. Register now!

Dress Up and Dance

Age: 3 years by June 1, 2018
Fee: $50
Dates: Section A: August 6 - 10, 9:00 - 9:45 am
Section B: CLOSED
According to Tallulah, a dancer needs her tutu! Each day we will put on a different costume and dance Tallulah’s story and more! Dancers should wear tights, a leotard, and ballet shoes. Register now!

American Girl Doll Camp

Age: 7-10 years (Must be 7 by June 1, 2018)
Fee: $140
Dates: June 25 - 29
Section A: 9:30 - Noon 
Section B: 1:30 - 4:00 pm
Bring your American Girl doll and get ready for an exciting week of crafting, cooking, and exploring history with and for your doll. Each day will feature a specific doll’s story and focus on her particular time period. The week will also conclude with a tea party for you and your doll! Register now!

Wizard Camp

Age: 7 – 10 years (age 7 by June 1, 2018)
Fee: $110
Dates: July 16 - 20
Section A: 9:30 - 11:30 am
Section B: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Do you love Harry Potter? Hop on your broom and fly to our wizarding school. We’ll sort into houses and then the fun begins. We’ll make wands, play wizarding games, drink butterbeer, and have a magical time! Wizarding attire is encouraged. Mischief Managed! Register now!

Learn to Draw: Cartoons, Comics, and Animation

Age: 7 – 10 years (age 7 by June 1, 2018)
Fee: $135
Dates: Section A: June 18 - 21, 1:30 - 4:30 pm (Camp meets Mon - Thurs)
Section B: July 30 - Aug. 2, 1:30 - 4:30 pm (Camp meets Mon - Thurs) - FULL
Try your hand at turning your drawings into stories. Mr. Glenn will instruct kids how to create pictures and story lines for beginning cartooning and animation. No previous drawing experience required. Register now!

Outdoor Art

Age: 7 – 10 years (age 7 by June 1, 2018)
Fee: $110
Dates: June 25 - 28, 9:30 - Noon (Camp runs Mon - Thurs) 
Get creative- outside! Use natural elements to inspire your paintings, drawings, and sculpting. Dress for the weather, and wear sunscreen, please! Register now!

Roller Coaster Physics

Age: 7 – 10 years (age 7 by June 1, 2018)
Fee: $90
Dates: July 24 - 27, 1:30 - 3:30 pm (Camp runs Tues - Fri) 
Apply Newton’s laws of motion to create a super coaster! Experiment with a marble racetrack and work together to build a K’Nex coaster that really works! Register now!

Enchanted Engineering

Age: 7 – 10 years (age 7 by June 1, 2018)
Fee: $90
Dates: July 10 - 13, 1:30 - 3:30 pm (Camp runs Tues - Fri) 
Use your STEM skills to fix fractured fairy tales. Which simple machines can recue Rapunzel from her tower? Can you create a wolf-proof house for the Three Little Pigs? Campers will try to solve problems from a new fairy tale every day. Register now!

Wonder Woman Boot Camp Junior

Age: 7 – 10 years (age 7 by June 1, 2018)
Fee: $110
Dates: August 6 - 10, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Unearth your inner Wonder Woman by discovering your mental and physical strength! We will learn self-defense skills, train like the Amazons, and learn the value of girl power! Participants should wear athletic clothing and tennis shoes each day. Amazons, assemble!!! Register now!

Pottery 101 - FULL

Age: 6 – 8 years (6 years by June 1, 2018)
Fee: $150
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 
July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, and 26
1:30 - 3:00 pm
It’s pottery for beginners. Ms. Grace will teach the basics of hand-building using a variety of clays. Learn how to make a pot, and try your hand “throwing” a pot at the potter’s wheel. Register now!

Kitchen Chemistry - SECTION ADDED

Age: 6 – 8 years (6 years by June 1, 2018)
Fee: $125
Dates: Section 1: July 10 - 13, 9:30 - 11:30 am (Camp meets Tues - Fri) - FULL
Section 2: July 31 - August 3, 1:30 - 3:30 pm (Camp meets Tues - Fri) - JUST ADDED
Discover the science behind the cooking! Experiment with pancakes, ice cream, and more! *Due to the type and amount of food provided in this program, children with food allergies may want to refrain from this particular class. If you have questions about specific foods, please call Kim at (563) 344-4166. Register now!

Mine Mania

Age: 6 – 8 years (6 years by June 1, 2018)
Fee: $90
Dates: July 24 - 27, 9:30 - 11:30 am (Camp meets Tues - Fri)
Is it real or is it Minecraft? Go off-line and explore some of the real facts behind your favorite building game. Learn about geology, electric circuits, and have fun building structures. Knowledge of Minecraft helpful but not required. What will you create? Register now!

Imagination Dollhouse

Age: 6 – 8 years (6 years by June 1, 2018)
Fee: $110
Dates: June 25 - 29, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Create your very own cardboard dollhouse using all recyclable items! From furniture to wallpaper, get creative and make it your own! Register now!

Glow in the Dark Camp - FULL

Age: 6 – 8 years (6 years by June 1, 2018)
Fee: $110
Dates: July 30 - August 3, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Let’s dim the lights and get glowing! Create glow-art, get sticky with glow painting, explore the glowing constellations in outer space, and much more! Register now!

Little Sprouts Gardening Camp

Age: 6 – 8 years (6 years by June 1, 2018)
Fee: $110
Dates: August 6 - 10, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Do you have a budding gardener? Grab your trowel and come ready to get dirty! We will learn about planting and harvesting, create unique garden crafts, and work in a real garden! Each day will include a garden fresh snack. *Please wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty. Register now!

Pokemon Power - FULL

Age: 6 – 8 years (6 years by June 1, 2018)
Fee: $110
Dates: July 16 - 20, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Love Pokémon? Then this is the camp for you! Spend the week among other Pokémon enthusiasts as you sculpt, illustrate, play games, and learn more about parts of our natural world that inspired the creation of some of your favorite Pokémon! Register now!

Full STEAM Ahead - FULL

Age: 6 – 8 years (6 years by June 1, 2018)
Fee: $110
Dates: August 6 - 10, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math! Brush up on your science and problem solving skills before you head back to school. Marshmallow and toothpick geometry, construct catapults, build bridges, boats, and even construct a mini waterslide! Register now! 

Spanish with Friends

Age: 4 - 6 or 6-8 (Must be 4 or 6 by June 1, 2018) 
Fee: $110
Dates: August 6 - 10
Section A: 4-6 year olds, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Section B: 6-8 year olds, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Native Speaking Spanish Instructor, Ms. Valerie will help your kids brush up on their Spanish language skills before heading back to school. Skills will be taught through songs, books, games, and more! Register now! 

Bubble Festival - FULL

Age: 4 - 5 years (4 years by June 1, 2018) 
Fee: $110
Dates: August 6 - 10, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Little ones will bubble over with excitement in this soapy science spectacular! We’ll explore surface tension, buoyancy, bubble shapes and sizes, and make bubble art. Clothes for messes are a must! Register now! 

Mix and Make

Age: 4 - 5 years (4 years by June 1, 2018)
Fee: $90 
Dates: June 26 - 29, (Camp meets Tues - Fri)
Section A: 9:30 - 11:30 am - FULL
Section B: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Mix, mash, roll, pat, mold, sculpt, and more! This tactile adventure is for young scientists and artists who like to get their hands a little messy. Mix your own air-dry play dough for building, and discover what sticky slimes can be made from ingredients in your kitchen. Register now!

Pinkalicious - SECTION ADDED

Age: 4 - 5 years (4 years by June 1, 2018) 
Fee: $110
Dates: July 9 - 13, 9:30 - 11:30 am - FULL
Added Times: July 9 - 13, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink! Pinkalicious Crazy Hair Day! Join Pinkalicious on her adventures! Make fun art projects, dress up, learn about healthy eating, have a tea party, and end camp with a parade around the Museum! Fun for all! Register now!

Superhero Training Camp - Both Sections FULL

Age: 4 - 5 years (4 years by June 1, 2018) 
Fee: $90
Dates: Section A: June 25 - 28 (Camp meets Mon - Thurs)
Section B: July 30 - Aug. 2 (Camp meets Mon - Thurs) 
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Get in shape for your superhero duties with lots of creative movement activities to help you fly, leap, lift, and stretch. Explore the science of Superman, Spiderman, Captain America, Batman, and more! Super projects and experiments for our Superheroes-in-Training! Register now! 

I Love Bugs

Age: 4 - 5 years (4 years by June 1, 2018) 
Fee: $110
Dates: June 25 - 29, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Learn about life cycles, pollination, migration, and all things buggy! Campers will even get a chance to touch a Madagascar hissing cockroach! Ewww! Register now!

1-2-3 Rock!

Age: 3 years by June 1, 2018
Fee: $45
Dates: Section A: CLOSED
Section B: July 23 - 26 (Camp meets Mon - Thurs) 10:00 - 10:45 am - FULL
Learn counting while moving around! Jump, stomp, dance and rock to the beat! A great camp for little ones to get used to being away from Mom and Dad. Register now!

Lettercise

Age: 3 years by June 1, 2018
Fee: $45
Dates: Section A: June 25 - 28 (Camp meets Mon - Thurs) 9:00 - 9:45 am
Section B: June 25 - 28 (Camp meets Mon - Thurs) 10:00 - 10:45 am
Wiggle and giggle and learn your letters! Mr. Jared or Ms. Nicole will play fun movement songs and focus on different letters each day. Sitting still is not required for this camp! Register now!

Dinosaurs Rock - FULL

Age: 3 years by June 1, 2018
Fee: $110
Dates: July 23 - 27, 9:30 - 11:30 am
How big is a T-Rex? What do they eat? Come explore all things dinosaur! Stomp, roar, and pretend you are a dinosaur. Science and art projects every day! Register now!

Dirt Diggers

Age: 3 years by June 1, 2018
Fee: $110
Dates: July 9 - 13, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Bring your green thumbs and get ready to dig in the dirt! Visit our classroom garden to scoop dirt, plant seeds, water flowers, and experiment with worms! Bring your own hand spade, please! Register now!

Pirates and Pixies

Age: 3 years by June 1, 2018
Fee: $110
Dates: June 25 - 29, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Are you ready to walk the plank? Fly off to Neverland? This camp will combine arts and crafts with music and movement. Fun for littles who can’t sit still for too long! Register now!

Kindergarten Readiness: 1-2-3 Math for Me!

Mondays and Wednesdays

Time: 9:00 - 10:00 am

Age: 4 - 5 years (4 years by September 1, 2018)

Dates: September 10 - December 19 (No class the week of Thanksgiving)

Cost: $400 (4 payments of $100/month)

This class will focus on all things math! Geometry (shapes and patterns), measurement, the language of math (more than, less than), and spatial relations (in front of, behind, etc.). Prepare your preschooler to be math-ready for Kindergarten. Perfect add-on to your morning preschool class. Must be potty-trained; no pull-ups, please. Call (563) 344-4170 to register.

Beginning Pottery

It’s pottery for beginners.  Miss Grace will teach the basics of hand-building using a variety of clays. Learn how to make a pot, and try your hand “throwing” a pot at the potter’s wheel. Class is limited to 10 participants.  Register now! Or Call (563) 344-4170 to register. Class fees do not include admission to the Museum.

Oct/Nov Session

Age: 5 - 10 (must be 5 by September 1, 2018)

Dates: Tuesdays October 2, 9, 16, 23, November 6, 13, and 27 (No class Oct 30 and Nov 20)

Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Cost: $105

Location: Clay Studio

Inventor’s Club with Mr. Glenn - Kids Rule!

Put on your thinking caps and join the Inventor’s Club. Mr. Glenn will put your imagination skills to the test in this fun, creative after school program. Kids will rule the lessons! Whatever topics they want to learn about lead the way! Science, Art, Math, Games, etc…  Kids decide!- with a little help from Mr. Glenn! Register now! Or call (563) 344-4170 to register. Class fees do not include admission to the Museum.

Oct/Nov Session

Age: 5-8 years (5 years by September 1, 2018)

Dates: Thursdays October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, and 29 (No class Nov 22)

Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Cost: $180

Location: Art Studio

Spanish for Kids!

Mail in only registration for Spanish must be postmarked no earlier than Saturday, January 13, 2018. Online registration is not available. Please use registration form.

Cost: $725
$50 Deposit; 9 monthly payments of $75; if you are signed up for our Early Learning Programs, you will be billed in 12 monthly payments beginning June 2018)

Introduce your child to Spanish through our comprehensive, year-long exploration of language and culture. Taught by Valerie Alves, an experienced preschool instructor and native Spanish speaker, this unique program uses a creative hands-on curriculum to build language skill. A wide variety of activities, including games, music, and group interactions, are used to build vocabulary that reinforces and encourages successful communication in Spanish. Lessons focus on daily language used by students, and each student is encouraged to speak Spanish and have fun!

Spanish classes start the week of September 10, 2018, with breaks that coincide with the Family Museum's Early Learning class schedule. ** Deposit due at time of registration**

Section A

Age: 3-4 (3 by September 1, 2018)
A great addition to our 3 year old Early Learning Program - Miss Valerie will escort your child to class.
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9:00am to 10:00am

Section B

Age: 4-5 (4 by September 1, 2018)
A great addition to our 4 year old Early Learning Program - Miss Valerie will escort your child to class.
Monday & Wednesdays: 9:00am to 10:00am

Section C - FULL

Age: Kindergarten-3rd Grade (entering in fall 2018)
Mondays & Wednesdays: 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Section D

For Returning Students – Miss Valerie will confirm placement
Age: 2nd - 5th grade (entering in fall 2018)
Requirements: children must have one or more years of Spanish instruction, plus the ability to read, no exceptions, please!
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Literally Yours

Cost: $100 deposit; 12 monthly payments of $65; $880 total. Deposit due upon registration. First payment due June 1, 2018.
Age: 4-5 years, 4 years by September 1, 2018. NO EXCEPTIONS. Must be potty-trained - no pull-ups. 
When: Mondays and Wednesdays 1:15 - 2:30 pm

This class is a must for Kindergarten Readiness. Exposure to letters, beginning and blended sounds, words, punctuation, parts of a book, authors, illustrators, and much more! This pre-reading class will lay the groundwork for future success in reading and writing. Class concludes in May with the children writing and illustrating their own stories. We have two classes with one teacher in each class and a maximum enrollment of 10 children per class. Small class sizes allow for a better learning environment and individualized attention. This class is a prefect add-on to your child’s morning preschool class.

*Children who sign up for our 4-year old program and add Literally Yours will bring a lunch from home and participate in a supervised 45-minute recess and lunch on Mondays and Wednesdays.  This is a great opportunity to extend the day, build up stamina for Kindergarten, learn the lunch routine, and work on pre-reading skills.

Click here for registration form. For questions about registration, email Julie or call (563) 344-4170.

Early Learning Programs: 4 Year Old Program - FULL for 2018-2019

Cost: $100 deposit; 12 monthly payments of $212.50; $2650 total. Deposit due upon registration. First payment due June 1, 2018.
Age: 4 years by September 1, 2018. NO EXCEPTIONS. Must be potty-trained - no pull-ups.
When: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

This Preschool Program is designed to help your child prepare for Kindergarten. Children will learn to recognize and write uppercase and lowercase letters, count and recognize numbers 1-20, problem solve, make simple science predictions, as well as learn about famous artists and places around the world. On Fridays the children will practice creative movement, ballet, and have a 30 minute Kindermusik lesson, which incorporates knowledge of composers, simple music notes, and musical concepts. Social and emotional awareness is also a key part of this program. We have two classrooms with one teacher each and a maximum enrollment of 10 children per class. Small class sizes allow for a better learning environment and individualized attention.

Registration for the 2018-2019 school year will begin Saturday, January 13, 2018 with MAIL-IN ONLY REGISTRATION. Click here for registration form. For questions about registration, email Julie or call (563) 344-4170.

Early Learning Programs: 3 Year Old Program

Cost: $100 deposit; 12 monthly payments of $109; $1,408 total. Deposit due upon registration. First payment due June 1, 2018.
Age: 3 years by September 1, 2018. NO EXCEPTIONS. Must be potty-trained - no pull-ups.
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 am - noon, September 4 - May 23

Our littlest learners will focus on social interaction, sharing, following directions and routines, problem solving, and early academics such as recognition of letters, numbers, shapes, names, and colors. Our curriculum is rich in art, science, movement and music, with an emphasis on kindness and working together. We have two classrooms, with two teachers each, and a maximum enrollment of 12 children per class. Small class sizes allow for a better learning environment and more individualized attention.

Registration for the 2018-2019 school year will begin Saturday, January 13, 2018 with MAIL-IN ONLY REGISTRATION. Click here for registration form. For questions about registration, email Julie or call (563) 344-4170.