We have partnered with The DoSeum to bring relevant and important information to ACMB Readers through this sponsored post.
It’s no secret that San Antonio families love The DoSeum. In the first year that our new children’s museum has been open, it’s lived up to the hype of giving our city a rich environment in which they can play, explore, create, and imagine.
Last year, when I started looking at pre-school options for my child, I became aware that The DoSeum was working on a preschool program of their own. Enter The Little Doers.
From day 1, it was clear that this preschool program was different from any other being offered in San Antonio. The Little Doers offers a play-based and rich learning environment specifically for a child’s age and development. Learning and play at The Little Doers are so intertwined that one doesn’t stop when the other begins. The Little Doers program allows children to learn through appropriate play experiences that encourage active participation in learning, but all in the backdrop of The DoSeum’s 95,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibit space. What an amazing classroom!!!
The Little Doers teacher-to-student ratio exceeds standards. Children work in small and large groups and receive one-on-one attention during the school day. The DoSeum employs a full time educator and a part time Discovery Leader that are engaged with the children and truly care about the education each child receives while they are in their care.
Their curriculum is designed to facilitate children’s involvement in their own learning and follows themes which allow for personal connection and interests. The program balances between the recommendations of the NAEYC and the Texas Pre-K guidelines. The weekly themes have ranged from Movement where the kids created spin art, danced to music, watched balloon races, tested catapults, and played in Powerball Hall; to exploring different careers, like medicine where they charted the care of animals, used tweezers, syringes, and bandages, and culinary arts where they made birthday cakes with playdough, used the bakery in Little Town to name different types of bread, and made pizzas with art supplies and old pizza boxes; to celebrating Dr. Suess’s Birthday by searching the streams of The DoSeum for One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, and Hopping on Pop by jumping on bubble wrap!
And great news for the 2016-2017 calendar year, The Little Doers Program will expand from a one day a week program to offering a two-day program and a three-day program.
Tuesday and Thursday classes will be offered from 9:00 am-12:00 pm:
- $250 per month
- Play-based discovery curriculum designed for 3 and 4-year-olds.
- Child must be 3-years-old by September 1st, 2016.
- Your child qualifies for this class if their birthday falls between September 1st, 2013 and January 1st, 2012.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday will be offered from 9:00 am-12:00 pm:
- $330 per month
- Play-based discovery curriculum designed for 4-year-olds and children who will turn five-years-old after September 1st, 2016.
- Pre-Kinder age children qualify for this class.
- Your child qualifies for this class if their birthday falls between September 1st, 2011 and September 1st, 2012.
For families interested in learning more about The Little Doers, The DoSeum will be offering a registration ‘fair’ on Saturday, April, 2nd from 11am-2pm at The DoSeum. This will be an opportunity for parents and children to explore, discover, create, and learn in the Little Doers classroom, meet our caregivers, get better acquainted with the program, and register their children for the fall. If you want to learn more about this great program, I encourage you to attend.
If you are looking for an enriching, educational, and FUN program for your child’s preschool education, look no further than The DoSeum’s Little Doers Program.