Valley Parent Preschool
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Explorers

Explorers

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An Outdoor Nature Program

Explorers is Valley Parent Preschool's outdoor nature program and is a series of classes designed for children and their parent or caregiver to explore the great outdoors together. Each session allows parents and their children to spend time outside together (rain or shine!) while enjoying age appropriate songs, stories, games, art, and hikes at local nature areas. Classes are open to all families in the community as well VPP members.

Parents or caregivers stay and participate with their child during the full class. Rain gear is suggested for children and parents as we're outside in all sorts of weather and often explore creeks and in the mud. A list of class locations will be sent out a week prior to the start of class, however almost everywhere we go is within 35 minutes of VPP. Class locations often repeat from the fall, winter, and spring sessions as the seasons change the landscape and surroundings each time. It's always a new adventure!

A class for every age and stage

Little Explorers : walking toddlers - young three

We have found children enjoy the class most when they are able to walk quite a ways on their own and enjoy being in nature in all types of weather.  Baby siblings are welcome to attend at no cost in a sling or carrier.  No older siblings please.  Please register children 18 months and older for their own spot in class Classes are an hour and fifteen minutes and start and end with a short circle time where we sing songs and enjoy a story together.  During class we take short hikes, play simple games, enjoy nature and art activities, and play in creeks and mud.

Big Explorers : Three to eight

Big Explorers is for 3 - 8 year old children who love to explore outdoors!  This class is geared towards the growing preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary age child, however siblings are welcome to attend.  Please register children ages 20 months and older for their own class spot.  Classes are an hour and a half and start and end with a circle time where we sing songs and enjoy a story together.  During class we take hikes, play games, enjoy nature activities, and play in creeks and mud.

VPP is a leader in early childhood education and pictures taken during class may be used for both teaching and marketing purposes. Please contact sarah@valleyparent.org with any questions.

Winter 2018 Session

    Winter 2018 Session is a 7 week program and the cost is $150. Registration will begin Thursday, November 30 at 8:30 PM and is accepted in the order received.  Space is limited and classes fill very quickly. If you are unsure which class would be best for your child, please email sarah@valleyparent.org PRIOR to registration.  We are not typically able to accommodate changes once registration is complete.  Please note, all withdrawals prior to class starting will include a $75 drop fee.  No refunds are given for drops after the session has begun. Credit card payments will be collected at the time of registration.

    Class Offerings

    Winter 2018 Session will begin the week of January 16 and will continue for 7 weeks. Class days and times will be:

    Big Explorers for 3's - 8's

    • Wednesday from 12:45-2:15
    • Thursday from 12:30-2:00
    • Friday from 9:45-11:15 (combo little & big)
    • Friday from 12:30-2:00

    Little Explorers for older 1's - young 3's

    • Tuesday from 10:30-11:45
    • Wednesday from 10:30-11:45
    • Thursday from 10:00-11:15
    • Friday from 9:45-11:15 (combo little & big)

    Registration

    Online Registration for our Winter Session will begin Thursday, November 30 at 8:30 PM. Click the images below to register for Explorers, Winter 2018 Session. Clicking an image takes you directly to the registration form, where you will be asked to enter your child's information and submit a credit card payment. (Note that the links below will not work until registration has begun.) Please contact webmaster@valleyparent.org with any technical questions.

    Little Explorers for older 1's - young 3's

    Little Explorers - Tuesday from 10:30-11:45

    Little Explorers - Wednesday from 10:30-11:45

    Little Explorers - Thursday from 10:00-11:15

    Big Explorers for 3's - 8's

    Big Explorers - Wednesday from 12:45-2:15

    Big Explorers - Thursday from 12:30-2:00

    Big Explorers - Friday from 12:30-2:00

    Combo Little & Big Explorers for 1's - 8's

    VPP Explorers Winter 2018 : Little & Big Explorers - Friday from 9:45-11:15

     

    If the class you would like to register for is full, please click the following link to sign up for our waitlist: Winter 2018 Explorers Waitlist


    Fall 2017 Session II

    Fall Session II is a 6 week program and the cost is $126. Classes will take place the weeks of October 23, October 30, November 13, November 27, December 4, and December 11. 

    Class Offerings

    Little Explorers for older 1's - young 3's

    • Monday from 10:30-11:45
    • Tuesday from 10:30-11:45
    • Thursday from 10:15-11:30
    • Friday from 10:15-11:30

    Big Explorers for 3's - 8's

    • Monday from 12:45-2:15
    • Thursday from 12:45-2:15
    • Friday from 12:45-2:15

    Registration

    Click the buttons below to register for Explorers, Fall 2017 Session II. Each button opens a new window (make sure pop-up blockers are disabled!) and takes you directly to the registration form, where you will be asked to enter your family's information and submit a credit card payment.  Please contact webmaster@valleyparent.org with any technical questions.

    Little Explorers for older 1's - young 3's

    Big Explorers for 3's - 5's

     

    If all classes are full, please click the following link to register for our waitlist: Explorers Fall Session II Waitlist

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