Mornings

Our morning program is led daily by our director, Cecilia Matson, and is the perfect place for children aged 6 months to 3.5 years to develop and grow before they head off for formal, “drop off” preschools.

Modeled on preschool setting, but with the nurture that comes from a caregiver present at all times, our morning curriculum is designed with the latest research in childhood development in mind.  The emphasis is on free play and exploration.  Our many stations — from arts and crafts to kitchen play to reading nooks to imaginative dress up — allow children the opportunity to develop their sense of agency and independence.  And every morning we offer sensory table play, arts and crafts, song and story circletime, and outdoor play at our exploratory playground.

We firmly believe (and research shows) that routine is key for young children’s development.  Adults may crave different stimuli and new places and people.  Children do not. The familiarity of the space, the teachers, and the families is a critical part of our philosophy and approach, and what makes Galoop a unique and nurturing community.  Gone is the need to cart around kids to different music or art or storytime classes, all in different locations with different and unfamiliar people.  

And it’s amazing for caregivers as well.  Real friendships are forged.  And throughout the morning, caregivers benefit from Cecilia’s expert parenting advice as she focuses on a weekly parenting topic–and is always there for questions.

Our morning program is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 12:00.  One of its benefits is that families are free to come and go to best suit their child’s schedule — no more rushing to make a 45 minute class! 

Winter registration ongoing while spots last (Tuesdays and Fridays are currently fully booked).  Email cmatson@galoopclasses.com to be added to waitlist.  Options are currently two or three mornings per week (Flex membership not longer available for Winter 2020)

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Please note that all fees are strictly non-transferable and non-refundable.

Here’s our morning routine:

9:00 - 10:15

Arts/crafts, easels, sensory table, STEM materials, free exploration

10:15 - 10:30

Snack Time

10:30 - 11:00

Circle time with songs, props, musical instruments, parachute play, storytime, and bubbles (Spanish Immersion circle-time if you are interested!)

11:00 - 11:30

Choice of outdoor time at our new exploratory playground or more indoor free exploration and activities.

11:30 - 12:00

Free play while we tidy and goodbyes (or stay at our outdoor area as long as you’d like!)