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May 22, 2018, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Bill and Donna DeFouw Education Center
Developed specifically with early childhood learning foundations in mind, this hour long class gives little learners a chance to explore nature and animals in a safe, nurturing environment. Get to know nature through play experiences, art, songs and stories, early science explorations, and of course - special animal friends! Supervised outings to zoo exhibits that complement the lesson may also be included, weather permitting. Each month holds a new lesson - attend one or enjoy them all!
Zoo Sprouts is designed to accommodate emerging independence - caregivers may participate with their child, or observe the fun from the adult seating area. Caregivers and children comfortable with drop-off are permitted to do so, provided the child is fully potty-trained. This program is for children 3 and 4 years old with adult caregiver participation optional.
The first season will be "Count on Animals." We will use the world of animals to explore the numbers 1-8.
May 31, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Bill and Donna DeFouw Education Center
With Two at the Zoo, young children can learn with their favorite play partner - you! Classes are drop-in, and include on-your-own exploratory play time featuring educational stations with zoo artifacts (like feathers, shells, puppets and replicas), crafts, sensory bins, and an animal encounter. Program length varies based on participant preferences; drop-in window is two hours - stay and play as long as you’d like! This program is for children 2 years of age, plus one adult caregiver.