After School Enrichment Classes
These programs give children additional curricular opportunities in an environment they are already comfortable in as well as creating an extended day for children (11:45-1:15) -- particularly great for those children going on to kindergarten the following year. Class sizes will range from 10-12 children and are all led by current Covenant teachers. The program year is divided into three sessions of about 8-10 weeks each. The cost is $15 per class period. Because we strive to offer enrichment programs that align with interests of the children and families there is a possibility that enrichments may change from year to year and from session to session. Sign-Up for the first session of the enrichment programs will take place in September. In all classes, children will eat a peanut-free parent provided lunch and end the class with free play.
Turtle Tunes ABC's and 1, 2, 3's Hands On Art
Turtle Tunes is a joyful time for children to listen to sounds, explore instruments, participate in instrument ensembles and engage in singing games and dances. Instruments will be used in class for exploration, steady beat and improvisation. Songs and music from varied sources both traditional and contemporary will be used in the class. Children will make their own rhythm instruments from time to time so that they can enjoy making their own music at home. Music instruction is a wonderful way to encourage children’s large and small motor skills, their listening and patterning skills, creativity and social interaction.
ABC's and 1, 2, 3's
For all those children who have turned 4 by September 1st of this year. Children will be given natural experiences with the alphabet, phonemic awareness, rhyming, and use of print. This fun enrichment supports early math and literacy skills in an organic way appropriate for early childhood. They will also continue to experience pre-literacy, pre-math and social skills through games, hands on activities, music, story dictation, art and dramatic movement.
HANDS ON ART
We will be offering a very hands on, often times messy art enrichment. Children will have the opportunity to experience a variety of art materials such as sculpture, papier-mache, mod podge, 3D collage, as well as some more familiar art mediums.
Mix It Up! Yoga Lunch Bunch Book Buddies
MIX IT UP!
Using a variety of mixed media, children will experience a number of sensory explorations. It will be a little bit cooking, a little bit science, but mostly it will be about having fun! Some of the things they will mix up include: Goop, sculptures, play dough, model magic, shaving cream, the list is limitless! This enrichment may not be best for children with tactile sensitivities or those who do not like to get a little bit messy.
YOGA LUNCH BUNCH
This lunchtime program will feature many different opportunities for children to move, stretch, run, and wiggle. Time in the indoor playroom will be included as part of every session. Teachers will also be trying out some very basic yoga (stretching and breathing) with the children to conclude every class.
This lunchtime enrichment will be offered on Tuesdays and will give children an opportunity to reenact some popular fables and folk tales. Each week, a new story will be selected, read to the children and then children will make props to help them act out the story. Children will all get to try out different parts (often as a group) including that of audience member -- this is a great enrichment even for reserved or shy children! This enrichment is more appropriate for older children with a longer attention span. Familiar folk tales such as The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Little Red Hen and The Three Little Pigs will be used among many others. Acting out stories is a great way to boost children’s comprehension and pre-literacy skills!
Dance, Dance, Dance! Spanish Nature Explorers
DANCE, DANCE, DANCE!
Kids LOVE to move! Our creative dance class is for both boys and girls, offering ample opportunity to hop, run, leap, jump, turn, kick, stretch and dance! We'll improve our flexibility, listening skills, patterning and body awareness while we're rockin' and rollin'.
Covenant’s Spanish class will be a very gentle introduction to the Spanish language through the use of games, songs, books and play. Children will eat a parent-provided sack lunch and have many opportunities to hear and practice the use of different Spanish words. This enrichment is intended to give children an awareness of another language and the sense that learning another language can be fun.
This enrichment is designed to engage and expand your child's interest in the natural world. Children will enjoy hands on experiences observing and exploring nearby outdoor habitats; collecting, sorting and using natural materials; engaging in nature related art activities; and reading and discussing nature related books. This is a great "pre-kindergarten" enrichment -- children will be using math skills (sorting, comparing, putting items into sets), science skills (observing changes over time, learning about plants and animals in our neighborhood), art (using their creativity to make art with natural materials), and literacy (learning poems, finger plays, and discussing books that are read.) This class is designed for children in the multi-age classes.
LUNCH AND MORE!
Children have the opportunity to eat a parent-provided sack lunch, meet new friends and participate in relaxed, less structured activities that that change focus each week. The weekly focus will be activities such as: creative movement, art and lego exploration - just to name a few! Drop-ins are allowed as space permits.