Mornings (bilingual Spanish/English)
Due to the pandemic, Galoop has modified its morning program to prioritize the safety of our families and to offer choices to families that suit their needs.
We offer an in-person outdoor option and an at-home virtual option.
Outdoor Program (ages 9m – 4y). *Limited to 12 children per time slot.*
Two outdoor time slots for our Winter Session on M/W/F (January 5 through February 26):
- Toads: 9:00-10:30
- Frogs: 10:30-12:00
Two outdoor time slots for our Spring Session I on M/W/F (March 1st through April 16):
- Toads: 9:00-10:30
- Frogs: 10:30-12:00
Two outdoor options for our Spring Session II (April 26 through June 18):
- M/W/F: 9:00-12:00
- T/Th: 9:00-12:00
Expect a fantastic outdoor morning program with age-appropriate materials, themes, and sensory experiences, along with bilingual Spanish/English circle time with Cecilia. On rainy days or days when weather is below 30 degrees, half of the group (up to 6 families) will have the option of going indoors; the rest of the group can join a virtual circle time from home. We will switch which group may go indoors so everyone will get equal turns. Hopefully we won’t have many! Please CLICK HERE for a list of our policies — cleaning, social distancing, masks, and otherwise — for our in-person sessions.
- Winter Session (7 weeks): $898
- Spring Session I (7 weeks): $898
- Spring Session II (8 weeks): $930 for T/Th option; $1,250 for M/W/F option
*Spring registration for new families opens February 1st*
If you don’t see your first option listed on the register page email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waitlist. Due to the pandemic we are limiting in-person programs to 12 child/caregiver pairs per time-slot.
Please note that all fees are strictly non-transferable and non-refundable. Should COVID or other extenuating circumstances require us to cease in-person sessions, we will transition to virtual learning; fees are not refundable in those circumstances.
Virtual program (ages 1-4). Limited to 16 children.
Galoop’s virtual program is designed for ages 1-4. Our principal goal is to help families provide routine and consistency to their young children while enjoying a great curriculum from home. Examples of activities and crafts for this winter are ice paintings, snow scenes, arctic habitat sensory play, winter kitchen, shinny snowflakes, and many more!
- Winter Session runs January 5 through February 26. Tuition is $658 (7 weeks)
- Spring Session runs March 1st through April 16. Tuition is $658 (7 weeks)
Our remote learning, play, and circle-time curriculum includes:
- A box of materials for each family to use over the course of the virtual session (available to be picked up outdoors at Galoop).
- A curriculum for the week that includes crafts, sensory play, and outdoor activities; there will be many short video clips guiding you through it all!
- A weekly discussion topic for parents and caregivers.
- An interactive bilingual Spanish/English circle-time via Zoom with Cecilia.
- Private parenting check-in sessions with Cecilia via phone or FaceTime to address questions you may have.
Here is our suggested daily schedule (you can modify as needed: e.g. feel free to go outside early in the morning and save the activities for after circle time, after nap, or for another day!):
- 9:00-10:00: Arts/crafts and sensory play (materials and video guidance provided)
- 10:00-10:30: Clean up time and snack (Cecilia will be live on Zoom for questions and to interact with your children beginning at 10:15)
- 10:30-11:00: Live Spanish/English circle-time with Cecilia via Zoom on T/Th (recorded versions available anytime!)
- 11:00-11:30: Outdoor activity (written guidance provided)
Please note that all fees are strictly non-transferable and non-refundable.
Here is what parents are saying about our virtual program: “My daughter Matilda asks to see Cecilia every day! She dances to all of the songs, loves “parachute” play (we use a blanket!), and looks forward to story time at the end. I love that my daughter gets to see her friends during circle time. We also engage in experiential learning at our own time doing projects that Cecilia has carefully put together every week. These projects allow for creativity and motor skill development. As a specialist in child development, Cecilia is a great resource for parents as well, and we truly appreciate her recommendations to keep our daughter healthy and happy during these trying times” – Carolina
Galoop’s Morning Program
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 typical morning program will re-open Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 12:00 during the Spring Session II. 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!
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