- A box of materials for each family to use over the course of the virtual session (available to be picked up at Galoop – outdoors – only).
- 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 any questions you may have.
Here is what parents are saying: “My daughter Matilda has been attending Galoop for the past couple of years and the transition to virtual Galoop has been seamless. Keeping the same routine and consistency has been key, and my daughter 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 and their caregivers everyday. 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
Tuition is $600 for all four weeks — no registration fee for June!
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!
Registration for Fall 2020 and Full Academic Year 2020-2021 is OPEN – Last year was fully booked and at waitlist – register early to find a spot and your first choice on days!
Please note that all fees are strictly non-transferable and non-refundable. **Should COVID-19 requires us to be physically out of our space, Galoop will transition to a virtual online program.**
Here’s our morning routine: