Early Childhood Classes

SPARK Classes

Fall 2018 Classes: September – December

  • All classes take place at SPARK by Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 1 John Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • Classes taking place Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays between September 26 & December 21, 2018
  • Sessions are taught by professional Teaching Artists
  • Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver

Tuition: $396 per child for the 12-week session (10% discount for BCM Passport Members)

Tuesdays

Baby Sign Language

September 25 to December 18, 2018
Tuesdays, 9:30 – 10:30 am
Ages 9 to 36 months

This fall, ABC Languages is excited to offer American Sign Languages (ASL) at Spark! In this playful and educational program, students and caregivers will learn the basics of the language, including numbers, colors, greetings, family terms and more. Students can practice and grow their new language skills through a variety of fun activities such as songs and games.

Taught by: ABC Languages.

Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required.


Tiny Tot Theater

September 25 to December 18, 2018
Tuesdays, 10:45 – 11:45 am
Ages 2 to 5 years

Join the enchanting world of puppets and stories in this class for children ages 2 to 4 years and their caretakers. Along with a storyteller/puppeteer from Spellbound Theatre you and your child will explore creative play, movement, and puppet making.

Taught by: Lisa Kitchens, Spellbound Theatre 

Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required.


Ideal Playground

September 25 to December 18, 2018
Tuesdays, 11:45 – 12:45 pm
Ages 2 to 5 years

Playgrounds are built for children, so why not allow children to become the architects of the only space in the public realm that is truly theirs? This workshop encourages children to turn on their imaginations to consider the ideal playground through the use of arts, crafts, games, and stories. Visitors will design a three-dimensional playground using found and recycled materials in new and innovative ways.

Taught by: Aminah Ricks, director of Future Planners.

Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required.


Sunny Afterschool Sing-A-Long

September 25 to December 18, 2018
Tuesdays, 3:45 – 4:45 pm
Ages 0 to 5 years

Come sing and dance with the Sunny Songsters! We take children on an exciting theatrical journey filled with instruments, puppets, scarves, bubbles and much more. With a sunny after-school program, every child ends their day in a creative way!

Taught by: Sunny SongstersTrista Olivas and Stoddard Blackall, NYC based early childhood music educators and professional musicians.

Class size limited to 15 children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required.

Wednesdays

Spanish at Spark with Espáñate!

September 26 to December 19, 2018
Wednesdays, 9:30 – 10:30 am
Ages 9 to 36 months

Through game-based interactions children build cognitive, fine-gross motor, social and artistic skills. Children become accustomed to listening and speaking in Spanish.

Taught by: Michelle Ruiz, Founder and Director Espáñate.

Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required.


French at SPARK with ABC Languages!

September 26 to December 19, 2018
Wednesdays, 10:45 – 11:45 am
Ages 9 to 36 months

Immerse your little one in our language discovery class for babies and toddlers from 9 months to 3 years. Through song, theatrical play and movement children and caregivers become familiar with French vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar.

Taught by: ABC Languages.

Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required.

Thursdays

Little Artists

September 27 to December 20, 2018
Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:30 am
Ages 1 to 3 years

Each week children and caregivers explore art in the SPARK studio, experiment with materials, discover hidden objects from the BCM collection on scavenger hunt challenges and create masterworks in this one-hour class.

Taught by Victoria Calabro.

Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required.


Big Trip!: A musical journey around NYC

September 27 to December 20, 2018
Thursdays, 10:45 – 11:45 am
Ages 0 to 36 months

Big Trip is a highly interactive class featuring original and classic songs about transportation, the natural world, landmarks and other topics familiar to even the youngest New Yorkers. Children and their caregivers will explore imaginary play through seated and standing movement, musical instruments, dance, and lots of sing-a-longs! 

Taught by Lloyd H. Miller, founder of the Deedle Deedle Dees and renowned leader of sing-a-longs all around Brooklyn and the country.

Class size limited to 15 children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required.

 

Fridays

Wild Waterfront

September 28 to December 21, 2018
Fridays, 9:30 – 10:30 am
Ages 2 to 5 years

Brooklyn’s own waterfront offers endless ways to explore nature up close! We’ll get our hands a little dirty, have a close look at some of the plants and animals in our Brooklyn backyard, and create hands-on projects inspired by our outdoor adventures.

Taught by BCM educator.

Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required.


Yo Re Mi Music and Movement

September 28 to December 21, 2018
Fridays, 10:45 –  11:45 am
Ages 9 to 36 months

Yo Re Mi is a music, movement and mindfulness program. Through unique integration of movement and original live music, we explore nature, geography, culture, language, rhythm, dance, songwriting and playing instruments.

Taught by Yo Re Mi.

Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required.

Any Questions?

Call us at (718) 852-2470 or email Victoria Calabro at vcalabro@brooklynkids.org.