Together Time Class for Parents and Toddlers
30 sessions September through May
Tuesdays 9:00-10:30 or Thursdays 9:00-10:30
Tuition: $535 per family + $30 material fee per child
Age: This is a Parent Education Class for parents of toddlers 12-24 months by Sept. 15th
Class Participation: A parent education program for parents and children to attend together.
Course Description: This is a parent education class designed to increase your understanding of child development while providing a fun, stimulating and supportive first group experience for your toddler. Your child will "learn while playing" through carefully planned free-play activities including music, art, manipulatives, and outdoor play.
Mon/Wed 2s and Friday 2s Class
Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00-11:00 am
Fridays from 9:00-11:00am
MW2s: $185 per month (plus $35 per year material fee)
Friday 2's: $115 per month (plus $35 per year material fee)
Age: 2 years old by September 15th, child does not need to be toilet trained
MW2s Parents' Classroom Participation: Approximately 1 day per week, plus one Monday morning per month required attendance at parent education class
Fri2s Parents' Classroom Participation: Approximately 2 days per month, plus one Friday morning per month required attendance at parent education class
Course description: Free play indoors with choice of art, sensory exploration, floor and table toys, books and puzzles. Free play outdoors includes sand, large muscle activities, swings and water play. Circle time with teacher. Food and cooking experiences. Language and social experiences designed for the two-year old.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00-11:30 am
Age: 2 years and 9 months by September 1st.
Classroom Participation: 2-3 days per month.
Course Description: Free play with choices of centers: cooking, art, dramatic play, manipulative, books, music, blocks, tactile table, perceptual motor equipment, sand and water play. Extended activities often include special projects such as woodwork or gardening. Two groups have directed time with teacher around a weekly theme during Circle Time, where literature, dance and language skills are encouraged.
Field trips: Approximately 5 per year
Monday - Thursday from 12:30-3:00 pm
Tuition: $350 per month (plus $250 per year material fee)
Age: 4 years by September 1st
Classroom participation: 1 day each week
Course Description: Our afternoon class is very unique! 12 weeks of environmental education are divided between fall and spring at Vasona Park, Los Gatos. Choices include creek and water exploration, free climbing, cooking, nature study, hiking, writing experiences, science books and materials. Our indoor classroom continues the science curriculum, including field trips, experiments and traditional curriculum developed by an experienced, credentialed teacher. Planning time with teacher and parents, free play with choice of centers, pre-academic skills and self-esteem activities are emphasized, as are creative dramatics.
Field trips: Approximately 9 per year
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00-11:30 amTuition: $280 per month (plus $70 per year material fee)
Age: 3 years and 6 months by September 1st
Classroom participation: 1 day each week
Course Description: Opening circle time encourages sense of belonging and use of oral skills. Free play with choices of centers: cooking, art, dramatic play, manipulatives, books, music, blocks, tactile table, perceptual motor equipment, sand and water play. Three groups meet separately with teacher for small group experience, music, dramatics etc.
Field trips: Approximately 1 per month
Please Note: The classroom participation listed for each class above is for a single child in the classroom. A "Twin Parent" is a parent with more than one child enrolled in the same class, and their workday rotation is as follows:
For more information about classes, tours, and registration procedures please call the school, (408) 723-0757.
Parent Education Classes
Through our parent education programs, both formal and informal, you may discover new techniques in child rearing and nurturing, and a chance to share your experiences with other parents.
Each class meets monthly during class times as scheduled by the teacher to discuss age-related topics and concerns. The program also increases knowledge of individual children and their needs and improves our ability to parent appropriately and effectively.
Explorer provides parents with the opportunity to work with children in the same age range as their own. They are able to observe and participate in a program designed for that specific age group. Parents are able to plan and implement the curriculum during meetings with their class and teacher.
In addition, monthly evening classes are held featuring workshops and invited speakers, as well as updates and discussion of school business.