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Early Childhood Classes

SPARK Classes

Summer 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 July 10 – August 30, 2019
  • Class sessions are taught by professional Teaching Artists
  • Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver

Tuition: $264 per child for the 8-week session (10% discount for BCM Traveler Members)

Wednesdays

Raga Kids

July 10 – August 28, 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.

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


Tiny Tot Tennis

July 10 – August 28, 2019
Wednesdays, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Ages 2 to 5 years

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.

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

Thursdays

Art in the Park!

July 11 – August 29, 2019
Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Ages 2 to 5 years

Outdoor art making in Brooklyn Bridge Park! This summer we take our creative energy outside! Children and caregivers explore art making 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.


Wild Waterfront

July 11 – August 29, 2019
Thursdays, 10:45 – 11:45 a.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.

Taught by: Tirzah Jane Baker.

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

Fridays

Espáñate Summer Experience!

July 12 – August 30, 2019
Fridays, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Ages 2 to 5 years

Espáñate’s new Spanish program is an exciting variety of summer activities for children to explore music, singing, flamenco dancing, games, food, and yoga in Spanish! Using visual, kinesthetic and audio modes of learning, we have created a Spanish immersion program that introduces different disciplines in each weekly session. Our summer semester will culminate in a celebratory ceremony, awarding our graduates with diplomas, balloons, and face painting!

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


Art For Lunch!

July 12 – August 30, 2019
Fridays, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Ages 2 to 5  years

Cultivate a more creative approach to healthy eating this summer. In this one-hour class, Children engage with fruits and vegetables in fresh and exciting new ways, using visual art and hands-on crafts to explore science and nutrition topics and foster healthy habits.

Taught by: Victoria Calabro.

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: $165 per child for the remaining 5-weeks!

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.

Taught by: Alex Louis-Jacques, founder, Lavender Blues.

Class size limited to 15 children and their caregivers. Drop-ins welcome!


Wild Waterfront Afternoon!

April 30 – June 25, 2019
Tuesdays, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Ages 2 to 5 years

These special afternoon sessions of Wild Waterfront offer a new opportunity for children to explore nature up close while soaking up the sun as our days get longer! 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. Drop-ins welcome!

Wednesdays

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. Drop-ins welcome!

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.

Taught by: Tirzah Jane Baker.

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.

Taught by: Tirzah Jane Baker.

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

Fridays

Spanish at Spark with Espáñate!

May 3 – June 28, 2019
Fridays, 10:45 – 11:45 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.