Our new toddler-centric programming for preschoolers is a vital platform for early childhood development. These carefully curated activities, encompassing story time, music classes, and arts & crafts, cater to children aged 2 to 4, a critical stage in cognitive, social, and emotional growth. Beyond nurturing creativity and fine motor skills, this initiative fosters crucial early socialization, helping children learn essential skills like sharing and communication. It also provides quality family bonding time, offers parents valuable resources, and introduces young ones to educational environments. By including these enriching experiences with the price of admission to the CMA, we aim to make them accessible to all families, promoting lifelong learning and positive early childhood experiences. For inquiries, please contact program manager Rachael Gary at [email protected].
Join us every Thursday from September to December at 11 a.m. for Toddler Time, included with all-day admission to the CMA.
Upcoming Dates & Activities
Storytime: September 7, 2023 – 11 a.m.
The Leaf Thief by Alice Hemming
Five Little Leaves Song by Lynn Kleiner
In this activity, children will be able to express their creativity by making paintings using pom poms and leaves. This fun and engaging activity involves dipping pom poms in different colors of paint and using them to create unique designs on the leaves. By exploring different colors and textures, preschoolers will have the opportunity to develop their fine motor skills while also learning about the natural world around them. Overall, this hands-on activity is a great way to encourage young children to explore their artistic talents and spark their imaginations.
Music: September 14, 2023 – 11 a.m.
Toddler Music Class with Mrs. Rachael
In this upcoming music class, the preschoolers will be introduced to the theme of Fall. Through interactive and engaging activities, they will learn about the unique characteristics of this season, such as the changing colors of leaves and the cooler temperatures. The teacher will use age-appropriate songs and rhymes to reinforce the concepts and encourage active participation from the children. By the end of the class, the preschoolers will have gained a deeper understanding and appreciation for the beauty of Fall.
Check back for more details on upcoming dates!
Storytime: September 21, 2023 – 11 a.m
Come join us for a Latin-themed StoryTime this September 21st to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! We’ll be reading “Alma and How She Got Her Name” by Juana Martinez-Neal and “La Princesa and the Pea” by Susan Middleton Elya. You can also shake things up with our Spanish song “Chocloate” using DIY egg shakers/maracas that you can make during the craft activity.