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Laboratory Preschool

Session 2/Spring 2017 – Specialty After School Programs

Session 2/Spring 2017

These programs are designed for children ages 3 through 6 who are enrolled in the Lab School. The programs will meet for 5 one-hour sessions with the exception of Dance (will meet 4 one-hour sessions).

Dance After School Program

Louise Bukowski, an Early Childhood education teacher candidate will be leading Dance After School on four Mondays (April 10, 24, May 1, ending on May 8) from 4:30-5:30. The fee is $50 per child.  Please know that space is limited and registration will close once the program is full.  The class will take place in the Art Room.  Come dressed to move easily!

Meet the Instructor: Louise Bukowski 

Young dancers will be introduced to basic dance technique and vocabulary while exploring movement and music. Children will be encouraged to engage their creativity as they use materials such as ribbons, hula-hoops, and bean bags to explore how their bodies can move to different types of music. This hour-long class will include a warm up, opportunities to learn beginning dance steps, and time for creative movement and dance games. In addition, this upcoming session will include opportunities for your child to make connections between movement and nature as the activities in class relate to concepts such as weather, animals, plants. Weather permitting, we may even get to dance outside! By participating in this program your child will expand their knowledge of dance technique, strengthen their understanding of music and rhythm, and have a lot of fun!

Louise is a senior student at the University of Delaware majoring in Early Childhood Education. She has been dancing since the age of three and has been trained in ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, lyrical, and modern dance. Louise graduated from Cab Calloway School of the Arts as a dance major where she was a dance scholarship recipient. Throughout her years as a student at UD, Louise has taught at a local dance school where she works with children ages 2 through 13 in a variety of dance styles. She greatly enjoys working with young children and sharing her knowledge of love of dance with them.

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Spanish/English After School Program

Patrick McGowan will be leading Spanish/English After School Program on Tuesdays (April 11, 18, 25, May 2 and ending on May 9), from 3:15 to 4:15. The fee is $62.50 per child. Please know that space is limited and registration will close once the program is full.  The class will take place in Room 144, Ms. Laura’s Room.

In the 5 week program, children will sing, play games, take nature walks, engage in cooking and art activities in both Spanish and English.

Meet the instructor: Patrick McGowan

Patrick is a Spanish education major who demonstrates a passion for teaching language in his playful style and positive interactions with the children.

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Art After School Program

Ayelet Meridy is a freshman Early Childhood education major at the University of Delaware who will be leading Art After School Program for children ages three to six on Wednesdays (April 12, 19, 26, May 3 and ending on May10) from 3:15-4:15. The fee is $70 per child. Please know that space is limited and registration will close once the program is full. The class will take place in the Art Room. Come dressed to make art!

The art program explores using different artistic mediums and forms of expression with a focus on the process of creation, rather than the end-product. Children might make collages inspired by the illustrations of Eric Carle, or the art processes of Monet, Jackson Pollock or Kandinsky.  On sunny days, the group may go outdoors to gather found objects in nature to enjoy experimenting with different textures or use the natural world outside the classroom to spark ideas to draw or paint. Children might experiment with clay or wood to create their own sculptures, and with different media such as watercolors, oil pastels, and paint for works on paper. Each weekly lesson will be an invitation to experiment and engage with a new artistic medium that will be introduced by the program instructor, and imagined by the artist — you!

Meet the Instructor: Ayelet Meridy

Ayelet Meridy is a freshman at the University of Delaware, majoring in Early Childhood education and has a strong passion for visual art. In high school she took art classes and classes in jewelry making and drawing at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s high school extracurricular program. Last year Ayelet spent a gap year in Israel where she volunteered in a preschool of three and four year-olds for five months. At UD, she participates in a student studio art club and is enrolled in an art history class this spring semester. Ayelet is thrilled to be running this program to show children how fun, exciting and creative art projects can be.

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Yoga After School Program

Michelle Schwartz is a senior Human Services major at the University of Delaware who will be joining us to present Yoga After School on Thursdays, (April 13, 20, 27, May 4 and ending on May 11) from 3:15-4:15.  The fee is $62.50 per child. Please know that space is limited and registration will close once the program is full.  The class will take place in Room 144, Ms. Laura’s Room.  We will provide yoga mats when needed. Come dressed to move easily!

Young yogis will be introduced to physical yoga postures and relaxing breathing techniques that will help them calm their minds and focus. Children will also learn to identify their own emotions and better understand the emotions of others. We will be practicing outside weather permitting.  Everyone is welcome and laughing is encouraged!

Meet the Instructor: Michelle Schwartz

Michelle is completing her clinical internship at the Lab Preschool, where she is helping to incorporate yoga into the classroom. Michelle received her 200-hour yoga certification from One-Yoga in May of 2016. She has worked with children as a camp counselor and as a preschool teaching assistant. Since receiving her certification, she has worked with children ages 4 to 10, adults, college students, and adults who have developmental disabilities. Michelle is excited to continue her yoga journey at the lab school!

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Laboratory Preschool  •  459 Wyoming Road  •  Newark, DE 19716  •  USA
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