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Stepper Series Learning

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It's never too early!
Lessons and classes built on our ELLI model, specifically for children too young for pre-k and kindergarten.

Step 1: Baby and Me! NEW

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Ideal for children ages 9 to 18 months.
A weekly program that offers toddlers and their caregivers a safe, nurturing environment that will inspire their imagination, self-expression, social interaction and physical development while exploring a variety of literacy and STEAM-based activities – such as rhymes, music, games, early science and art – in our Tot Town® exhibit.

Drop-in on Tuesdays from 9:00 – 9:45 amno registration required. Members $5/child, non-members $10/child.

Pricing does not include regular museum admission. After class, all program participants wishing to visit the museum when it opens at 10:00 am must check in at the Welcome Desk. Non-member program adults pay regular admission; non-member program children get in free.

Tuesdays from 9:00 – 9:45 am – through June 13, 2017.

Step 2: Early ELLI Classes

An 8-week series for children 18 – 36 months.
Children and their parent or caregiver will love our captivating 8-week series of play-filled classes designed to engage children in a multidisciplinary exploration* of their world and support parents and caregivers as children’s first teachers.

Focused on the language and pre-literacy skills that lay the foundation for later learning, each week the children will explore fun-filled topics right from our exhibits! Led by talented members of our Early Language and Literacy Initiative (ELLI) Team, our classes take place throughout the museum and align with Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards.

*Multidisciplinary Exploration: Songs, stories, games and hands-on gallery exploration covering literacy, art, music, movement, science, etc.

For more information, or to register, call 203 899 0606, ext. 264.

Choice of days (choose one):
Sunday 9:15 – 10:00 am
Thursday 9:15 – 10:00 am

Age Range: 18 – 36 months

Class size: 12 child maximum per class

Class duration: 45 minutes (sometimes longer depending on how much fun they’re having); option to stay and play in the galleries after class.

Member: $175
Non-Member: $200

Early registration pricing may be available.

For more information, or to register, call 203 899 0606, ext. 264.

Step 3: ELLI Schools

More ELLI Info

Year-round education for children 3 – 5 years old.
The Early Language and Literacy Initiative (ELLI) is a high-quality, year-round interdisciplinary approach to early childhood education designed to improve school readiness.

Step 4: YES2 – Youth Enrichment at Stepping Stones

More YES2 Info

Ideal for students in grades 6 – 12.
Through participation in training, mentorship, events and workshops, participants can develop and enchance skills, leadership ability and gain confidence to find success in future endeavors.