ART ZONE FOR PRESCHOOL
Ages 2.5 to 5
9:30 to 12:30 Monday and (or) Wednesday
Registration is accepted throughout the school year
To register, please call for availability.
Then, download and print enrollment forms.
Mail, Fax, or bring in completed forms.
Mail to: 1102 Aviation Blvd, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
or Fax to: (310) 318-6072 FAX
Please call us if you need more information: (310) 318-6011
ABOUT ART ZONE FOR PRESCHOOL
Laura Krug (MA, Early Childhood) and our incredible staff bring you an exciting, joyful, brain building class in an intellectually and socially stimulating creative play-based environment. With a focus on literacy, children learn to express their ideas and communicate their understanding with watercolor, charcoal, tempera, acrylics, clay-play* and collage. We also have adventures in drama, dance, and movement and explore music with percussion instruments and singing. Children learn basic concepts of color, shape, size, letters, visual name recognition, counting, patterns and other pre-math/ science skills. Children are helped to identify and express needs and feelings, and are guided to resolve peer conflicts appropriately. Our most important work is building emotional intelligence!
- Compassionate teachers inspire a compassionate community classroom practicing the philosophy of "Nonviolence in Child Raising," as defined by EchoParenting.org
- Never more than 6 children for each teacher.
- We specialize in transitioning from home to school setting through intentionally building attachment with children, teachers and parents.
What happens during Art Zone for Preschool?
Our mornings begin with a warm welcome and invitation to explore play. Kids ready to play are encourage to paint, work with clay, exercise their imaginations in the playroom, or play with gak. Kids that need more support transitioning from home to class are given a relaxed transition time with extra care and comfort.
Around 10:15 we gather the kids together in the playroom for our group meeting. Most schools call this time "circle time" but not all kids are ready to sit, and we almost never form a circle. We call it "group time" or our "meeting" because our focus is on the enjoyment of socialization into a group setting. All the kids are introduced to each other, and the teachers are introduced to the kids as well. We check in and make room for talking about our feelings. We sing songs, read a story or make one up, and demonstrate an art project.
By 10:30 we are busy making art, and have generous opportunities for the kids to create investigations; sometimes in the water room, play room, paint splash room, easel, or working at a table project. At one project table, teachers give step by step guidance, and at other talbes the kids lead the way. Kids eat as they get hungry and enjoy the socialization of sharing a snack or lunch. Kids are changing clothes for dress up, or water play, using the toilet, getting a drink, and being very very creative. Teachers are talking to kids about their work, taking dictation about their stories, inviting them to reflect on their work (perhaps counting toothpicks or beads in their clay), and taking lots of art to the drying racks. Teachers are highly skilled in helping kids to solve problems with each other. Our goal is to help each other connect and understand each others needs and feelings. Teachers facilitate many dialogues with kids throughout the morning. Around 11:15 anyone who has not already had their lunch is encouraged to take a break to feed their bodies.
At 11:45 we start clean up, organizing art work to go home, getting shoes and clothes back on and maybe putting a toy or two away. By 12:00 we are dancing, singing or enjoying a story until it's time to say good-bye. Wow what a great morning!
9:30 Welcome, check-in, transition, and free play
10:00 Class Meeting (Story/demonstration/inspiration)
10:15 Hands on learning/discovery time
Small group work
Lunch table is available all morning
12:00 Clean up and find shoes
12:15 Music, Dance, Drama, More Stories
TUITION ages 2.5 to 5 yrs
Try it once: $45.00 for the day
Per month: $165 (choose one day per week, Mon OR Wed)
Per month: $330 (two days per week Mon AND Wed)
***10% discount for siblings***
No Classes on School Holidays (See holiday camp schedule for dates).
Tuition is prorated on months with holidays.
What to bring...
A sack lunch from home.
A change of clothes.
Cuddle objects are welcome as needed.
Family photos, vacation photos encouraged.
Please read the preschool enrollment packet (above) for more details.
Call the Studio to register!