Early Childhood

MONDAYS

PRE-PRESCHOOL PLAYGROUP

Meets twice a week on Mondays & Fridays
December 2 to February 17, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Ages 2-5, Twice a week for 8 weeks. $240

(Note NO classes Dec. 19 through December 30, 2022, Jan. 2, 6, 16, & 20, 2023)

A group that meets two times a week with parents guiding their child in a preschool environment. The LYSB “classroom” days on Mondays and Fridays will include 2 hours each morning. Free play, center-based learning, circle time, stories, art, and a snack brought from home (no peanut snacks please) will be taking place on our campus. The group will focus on building independence, social skills, cognitive development, motor skills and creativity based on the Montessori style of learning. Later in the session we hope to offer parents the opportunity to leave briefly, on a rotating basis.
Monday & Friday Schedule:
Dec. 2 – Welcome Back
Dec. 5 & 9 – Transportation
Dec. 12 & 16 – Explore Winter Holidays
Jan. 9 & 13 – Winter Whoopie
Jan. 23 & 27 – Animals
Jan. 30 & Feb. 3 – STEAM
Feb. 6 & 10 – Health & Exercise
Feb. 13 & 17 – Love & Friendship

If you have questions please contact Arleen Sharp, 860-434-7208 x 207 or asharp@lysb.org

TUESDAYS

INFANT MASSAGE

November 29 & December 6, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., 2 weeks, free

Ages infant to crawler
Led by Arleen Sharp, IAIM Certified Infant Massage Instructor.
Infant massage is a great way to communicate and comfort your baby. A two week class that allows you to massage your baby while learning the full massage routine.  This is a relaxing time for both baby and parent with time allowed for socializing with other parents.  The International Association of Massage has been providing professionals, parents, and caregivers with information and expertise on infant massage since 1992.  IAIM massage promotes positive bonding, stimulation, and relief from colic and gas pains.  It also promotes better sleep.  Questions? Contact Arleen Sharp 860-434-7208 x207 or email: asharp@lysb.org

MUSIC WITH MALLORY, III

Tuesdays, January 3 to Febuary 14, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. (no class 1/17)

Ages 0-5, 6 weeks, $72
First Steps in Music is a music and movement class for you and your little one(s). Children and their grown up will be busy experiencing many different musical activities including bounces, wiggles, tickles, circle songs, ball-rolling songs, lullabies, stories, and more. The goal of the class is to help children begin their journey toward becoming tuneful, “beatful,” and artful human beings. The class is taught by Mallory Kokus, a certified First Steps in Music teacher, performing musician, and mother of three.   

WEDNESDAYS

BABIES GROUP

Session I: Wednesdays, September 7 to November 9, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Session II: Wednesdays, January 4 to February 15, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Ages 0 to 1ish, free
For new and expecting parents of children up to 12 months. This group is casual, comfortable, and informative. Meet other parents of babies.  We will cover weekly topics of interest based on your questions and concerns commonly found during the first year of parenting. Meeting in the child friendly atmosphere of Mimi’s Place at LYSB. Join anytime.

SENSORY & SCIENCE

Wednesdays, January 4 to February 15, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Ages 1.5 and up, 7 weeks, $56
This group includes a variety of amazing child-safe activities to inspire an exercises your child’s inquisitive brain.  This winter playgroup will include snow, food play, two sensory bins to create and take home, along with time to work out your child’s wiggles.

THURSDAYS

DECEMBER FUN WITH ONES

Thursdays, December 1 & 8, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Age: One-ish, 2 weeks, $16

LYSB’s playgroup especially for one year olds. Your child will discover circle time, fingerplays, music, free play, & crafting for little fingers each week.
Dec. 1st Mistletoes – Footprint Craft
Dec. 8th Winter in a Bottle

WINTER FUN WITH ONES

Thursdays, January 5 to February 16, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Age: One-ish, 7 weeks, $56

LYSB’s playgroup especially for one year olds. Your child will discover circle time, fingerplays, music, free play, & crafting for little fingers each week.  Our winter group includes Busy Bags & Nursery Rhyme play. What is a Busy Bag? It is a small container with activities you help create. Tuck it in your purse to help keep your child happy in restaurants, offices, & long car rides.
Jan. 5 – Hickory Dickory Dock
Jan. 12 – Busy Bag Creation
Jan. 19 – Wheels on the Bus
Jan. 26 – Snow Fun
Feb. 2 – Cows Jumping Over the Moon
Feb. 9 – Busy Bag Creation
Feb. 16 – Jack & Jill

FRIDAYS

PRE-PRESCHOOL PLAYGROUP

Meets twice a week on Mondays & Fridays
December 2 to February 17, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Ages 2-5, Twice a week for 8 weeks. $240

(Note NO classes Dec. 19 through December 30, 2022, Jan. 2, 6, 16, & 20, 2023)

A group that meets two times a week with parents guiding their child in a preschool environment. The LYSB “classroom” days on Mondays and Fridays will include 2 hours each morning. Free play, center-based learning, circle time, stories, art, and a snack brought from home (no peanut snacks please) will be taking place on our campus. The group will focus on building independence, social skills, cognitive development, motor skills and creativity based on the Montessori style of learning. Later in the session we hope to offer parents the opportunity to leave briefly, on a rotating basis.
Monday & Friday Schedule:
Dec. 2 – Welcome Back
Dec. 5 & 9 – Transportation
Dec. 12 & 16 – Explore Winter Holidays
Jan. 9 & 13 – Winter Whoopie
Jan. 23 & 27 – Animals
Jan. 30 & Feb. 3 – STEAM
Feb. 6 & 10 – Health & Exercise
Feb. 13 & 17 – Love & Friendship