Source: Indys Child Parenting Magazine

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One-of-a-Kind Preschool Opens at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
New Preschool Offers a World of Possibilities

by Jaclyn Falkenstein

July 01, 2010

Starting school is one of the biggest milestones a child will encounter in their young life. For many children, preschool is the first step into this new world. As parents, we seek an educational environment that supports our child’s natural curiosity and sense of play so they will continue their love of learning as they grow. What better place to accomplish this than at the new Children’s Museum Preschool where learning, fun and friendship are around every corner!

Imagine giving your child the opportunity to explore, create and discover with the resources of world’s largest children’s museum. Children are naturally curious about their world and delight in asking questions. The Children’s Museum Preschool curriculum builds on this interest and curiosity and encourages children to take an active role in learning.

The high educational standards of The Children’s Museum Preschool will prepare your child for lifelong learning success. Guided by licensed, caring teachers—and with a curriculum backed by Indiana’s early learning guidelines—children delve into art, science and the humanities in a classroom setting and by visiting the museum’s 11 interactive galleries.

Specially designed classrooms provide a stimulating environment for children to learn in small groups. These bright, colorful spaces provide a familiar and comfortable environment that is ideally suited to their needs. By utilizing dedicated classrooms and the museum’s galleries, children have unique resources and interactive, fun and engaging experiences all under one roof.

The inaugural 14-week program runs Aug. 31 to Dec. 11 (with the week of Thanksgiving off) and features three different attendance options including three-, two-, or one-day-a-week sessions, allowing parents to choose what is best for their child’s needs. All classes meet from 9 a.m. to noon.

Choose from three-day-a-week sessions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; two-day-a-week sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays; or single-day classes on either Wednesdays or Fridays. Tuition per semester varies for museum members and nonmembers, making this a great time to consider purchasing or renewing your yearlong museum membership.

To learn more about registering your child for The Children’s Museum Preschool, please visit childrensmuseum.org or call (317) 334-4000.

Jaclyn Falkenstein is Public Relations Coordinator for The Children's Museum of Indianapolis.