Early Childhood Classes

SPARK Classes

Spring Break 2019 SPARK Classes

  • All classes take place at SPARK by Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 1 John Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • Classes available Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays between April 24-26th
  • Class sessions are taught by professional Teaching Artists
  • Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver
  • Preview Summer 2019 course offerings before registration begins in May!

Tuition: $36 per child for each drop in session

Wednesday

SpringBreak at Spark – Tiny Tot Tennis

April 24, 2019
Wednesday, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Ages 2 to 5 years old

Tiny Tots is a first step to introducing your child to tennis, sports and overall athleticism. This class will feature fun games that are perfectly suited to advance your child’s hand-eye coordination, balance and love for tennis. This class will serve as a fantastic jumpstart into the sport of tennis and will give each student a unique and fun experience and will feature the use of cones, balloons and props to keep all students engaged and captivated.

Taught by: Justin Hogh Zermani, Director Super Stars Tennis

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


Thursday

SpringBreak at Spark – Art in the Park!

April 25, 2019
Thursday, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Ages 2 to 5 years old

Outdoor artmaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park! This spring break we take our creative energy outside! Children and caregivers explore artmaking while enjoying the beautiful spring weather. We will explore nature, and get extra messy while experimenting with sensory-rich art materials suited to the outdoors.

Taught by: Tirzah Jane Baker

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


SpringBreak at Spark – Wild Waterfront

April 25, 2019
Thursday, 11:45 – 12:45 a.m.
Ages 2 to 5 years old

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: Tirzah Jane Baker

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


Friday

SpringBreak at Spark – Espáñate’s Yoga in Spanish

April 26, 2019
Friday, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Ages 2 to 5 years old

The mission of Espáñate’s Yoga in Spanish program is to promote health,happiness, movement and mindfulness to children as they learn a new language. Espanate’s technique of teaching Spanish through yoga will lead children into relaxation, increasing their focus while they are learning Spanish.

Taught by: Michelle Ruiz, Director Espáñate

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


Spring 2019 SPARK Classes

  • All classes take place at SPARK by Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 1 John Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • Classes available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays between April 30 – June 28, 2019
  • Class sessions are taught by professional Teaching Artists
  • Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver

Tuition: $297 per child for the 9-week session (10% discount for BCM Traveler Members)

Tuesdays

Storytime & Sensory Lounge

April 30 – June 25, 2019
Tuesdays, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Ages 9 to 24 months

Children and caregivers explore their senses in this interactive class that includes song, storytelling, dramatic role-play and an art project with different materials to explore every week.

Taught by: Tirzah Jane Baker.

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


Lavender Blues Music & Movement

April 30 – June 25, 2019
Tuesdays, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Ages 0 to 36 months

Teaching musician Lavender Blues explores music, movement, and rhythm with children ages 1-3 years in this engaging jam session. During this class kids develop an understanding of rhythm and music, build awareness and control of their body as well as develop social and coordination skills.

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


Wild Waterfront Afternoon!

April 30 – June 25, 2019
Tuesdays, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
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.

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

Wednesdays

Raga Kids

May 1 – June 26, 2019
Wednesdays, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Ages 0 to 36 months

Raga Kids combines multi-lingual songs and Indian Classical instruments to show kids the awesomeness of Raga music! Raga Kids presents original music and sing-alongs focusing on the culture of India and the US together, as well as the Indian equivalent of Do-Re-Mi and the language of the Tabla, in harmony with classics from the American kids songbook. This series at SPARK features multi-instrumentalist and teaching artist Sameer Gupta on Tabla, Guitar and Voice! Raga Kids has been a Brooklyn mainstay for over 7 years having performed concerts at Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Philadelphia Please Touch Museum, Asia Society and the Brooklyn Public Library.

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


Music & Mandarin

May 1 – June 26, 2019
Wednesdays, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Ages 0 to 36 months

Language Beans is a play-based Mandarin program introducing children to the Mandarin Chinese language while singing, exploring musical instruments, learning rhythms, and moving their bodies. Through a lively curriculum that seamlessly combines music and Mandarin, children get familiar with the sounds and intonations of Mandarin. Our music curriculum has been developed and fine-tuned over the years by a team of music teachers, all Mandarin native speakers, with graduate degrees in music education. Each registered family will receive a link to download all of the original songs that we sing in class.

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

Thursdays

Little Artists

May 2 – June 27, 2019
Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Ages 2 to 4 years

Each week children and caregivers are introduced to a new artist, explore their technique and materials, and create their own masterworks in this one-hour class in Spark’s art studio.

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


Wild Waterfront

May 2 – June 27, 2019
Thursdays, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Ages 2 to 4 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.

Class size limited to 20 children and their caregivers. Drop-ins welcome.

Fridays

Spanish at Spark with Espáñate!

May 3 – June 28, 2019
Fridays, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
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.

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.