Parents of 3K and 4K children can learn more about, and register for, the Humpty Dumpty program by attending a free open house March 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Northwoods Children’s Museum.
Humpty Dumpty is an early childhood and family learning program that has been serving the area for more than 48 years. Families can tour the museum, find out all about the program and sign up for the 2014/2015 season. Donna Montezon, program facilitator for more than 24 years, will be on-hand to meet parents and answer any questions.
“Our open house is great opportunity for parents to see all of the fun we have here and learn more about what we do and our philosophy,” Montezon said. “It may seem early to sign up for the fall program, but spots really fill up fast.”
The Humpty Dumpty program is designed to provide developmentally age-appropriate educational experiences for 3 and 4-year-olds, preparing them for kindergarten and beyond. This is designed to be a teaching program, not a playgroup, and will the develop the “whole child.” Each session includes five major developmental and learning segments: Free play, movement/motor skills, art, storytelling and music, promoting all aspects of a child’s social, emotional and physical development.
“We added a ‘Coffee Chat’ session that helps parents and caregivers network and discuss parenting issues” Rouleen Gartner, Executive Director of the Northwoods Children’s Museum said. “And there is also a ‘Friday Fun Day’ for 4K that can be a great supplement to other 4K programs.”
Morning sessions for 4-year-olds are Monday, Wednesday and Friday (optional), 3-year-olds Tuesday and Thursday.
Cost is $120/month for 4-year-olds, $100/month for 3-year-olds. A non-refundable fee of $25/child is required upon registration.
The Humpty Dumpty Program follows the Northland Pines school calendar from September through the end of April. Families who can’t make the open house can sign up by calling the museum at 715-479-4623.
Class size is limited.