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To register, please print the registration form below or follow the "Register Now" link to register through the City of Bettendorf’s online service. If you have any questions about registration, please email Julie or call her at (563) 344-4170.

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Family Art Studio - New!

Get creative with your family and come to our Art Studio! Moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, sisters, and brothers - everyone is welcome! Paint, glue, cut, and create your own masterpiece each week. Come as often as you want! Make a mess here so you don't have to at home! Class is limited to 25 people, pre-registration is required. Register now! Or Call (563) 344-4170 to register. Register by December 15 to receive 10% off! Must register on phone or in person to receive discount. Class fees do not include admission to the Museum.

Cost: $5 per person - participants must register at least one week prior.

Dates: January 10: Cartooning! Invent your own character
January 17: Space Ships and Aliens! Draw and paint an imaginary universe
January 24: Castles and Dragons: Draw and paint a mythical land
January 31: Stop Motion Animation: Make a flip book movie

Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Age: 3 and up

Home School Art: Clay

Cost: $110

Dates: Fridays April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, and 11

Time: 1:30 - 2:30 pm

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

Get the basics of 3-D Art with Mr. Glenn!  Mold, sculpt, shape, glaze, and learn about beginning ceramics!  All students will get a chance to “throw a pot” on the pottery wheel as well.  Please note- space is limited to 10 students per session. Register now.

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Time: 1:15 - 2:30 pm

Age: 4 - 5 years (4 years by September 1, 2017)

Dates: January 9 - April 5, no class March 13 and 15 for Spring Break

Cost: $300 (3 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. Register now. Or Call (563) 344-4170 to register. Register by December 15 to receive 10% off! Must register on phone or in person to receive discount.

Home School Art: Drawing and Painting

Learn about perspective, distance, shadows, how to draw portraits, and other drawing techniques. Mr. Glenn will teach children how to use basic color, tone, and light to create their own masterpiece!  Register now! Or Call (563) 344-4170 to register. Register by December 15 to receive 10% off! Must register on phone or in person to receive discount. Class fees do not include admission to the Museum.

Jan/Feb Session

Cost: $105

Dates: Fridays January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, and 23

Time: 1:30 - 2:30 pm

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

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. Register by December 15 to receive 10% off! Must register on phone or in person to receive discount. Class fees do not include admission to the Museum.

Jan/Feb Session

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

Dates: Tuesdays January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, and 27

Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Cost: $140

Location: Clay Studio

April/May Session

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

Dates: Tuesdays April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, and 15

Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Cost: $125

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. Register by December 15 to receive 10% off! Must register on phone or in person to receive discount.  Class fees do not include admission to the Museum.

Jan/Feb Session

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

Dates: Thursdays January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, and 22

Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Cost: $157.50

Location: Art Studio

April/May Session

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

Dates: Thursdays April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, and 17

Time: 4:00-5:30 pm

Cost: $157.50

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

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

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.