Visit Max’s dog house this Halloween for a treat!
Marcie will be taking on a full time kindgergarten maternity leave substitute teaching position at an arts integrated charter school for the next few months. Winter 2015 classes will be offered on weekends at the following locations:
Play Pretend! An Exploration of The Performing Arts: (I.e., Dramatic Play)
Saturdays 9:30am-10:15am. Ages 1-3.
H2K Kids Fitness Studio, Arlington, MA.
This class is led by an instructor with a Master’s Degree in education with creative arts integration.
Explore the performing arts in a developmentally appropriate and fun manner! Right from birth, children are actively observing the world around them, and learning awareness of self and others. The Level 1 class balances imagination and creativity with an interdisciplinary approach to hands on, experiential, and task-based learning. Dramatic play, creative movement, music, stories, rhythm, bright visuals and manipulatives will encourage your child to gain confidence in their newfound mobility, and practice with their developing tools of communication and self-expression. Parent or Caregiver participation required. Register Here.
BabyCakes Classes at Babies R’ Us – Everett Ma
Messy Munchkins (1 yr – 3 yrs) – This class is all about the mess! We will explore your child’s introduction to creativity with sand, water, play dough and more! We will paint with textured objects and other different, unconventional, non-toxic materials. Your little one will also participate in circle time at the beginning and end of class. Messy Munchkins is all about being creative and making a big mess that YOU don’t have to clean up. *Please make sure you and your little one wear clothing that can get messy*. Register Here.
Movin n Groovin (1 yr – 5 yrs) – Your child will have so much fun singing and dancing during this class! Each lively and imaginative class includes some or all of the following: storytime, original and classic sing-a-longs, creative movement, games, manipulatives such as colorful scarves, puppets, theme related crafts, sensory play, and musical instruments. Each child participates at his or her own level by observing and exploring the materials offered. Themes include friendly animals, space, weather, travel, friendship, and more. Parent or Caregiver attends. Register Here.
In 1639, Dorchester residents created the first-ever tax-funded elementary school, and a revolution in education was born. Now 375 years later, the Mather serves more than 600 students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Our children are diverse, representing the myriad of cultures and ethnicities within the Dorchester community. We have many challenges to address: more than 80 percent of students are growing up in low-income families, half speak a language other than English at home, and one in five receives special educational services. Our dedicated staff and faculty foster a community of academic rigor balanced with compassion and nurturing.
The summer isn’t over yet, but it’s time to gently transition our little ones into the idea of going to school. Here are a couple free downloads of songs that will help!
Back Home Soon is a comforting song for easing back to school jitters.
Going to School, (a parody of Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger”), reinforces the idea that learning is a process, and the challenging and fun times make us stronger, and connect us with one another.
Join us on August 16 for a summer afternoon of fun with local West Enders and neighboring friends and family. Our 2014 festival theme encourages a healthy future and community by emphasizing health and fitness at a grassroots level – OUR CHILDREN! This year’s festival will include food, prizes, games and activities that promote healthy living both from a nutrition and fitness perspective. As always, everything at the West End Children’s Festival is completely FREE of charge!
Mark your calendars: On Wednesday, August 13th and Wednesday, August 20th from 9:30- 10:30am The Loved Child will offer free music demo classes with Marcie Joy! Marcie has a Master’s in Education with Creative Arts Integration and will be instructing weekly TLC music classes on Wednesday mornings beginning in the fall semester.
The Loved Child (TLC) provides weekly developmental play/parenting classes for families with young children. TLC also offers consultation services for family, childcare, preschool, and pediatric practices, as well as evening parenting workshops.