Little Sprouts (2-4 years)

Little Sprouts

Littel Sprouts preschool classes

My Big Back Yard Outdoor Classes.

(Ages 2-4 years)

Explore, discover, learn, and play together in a whole new way!

Get ready to explore the natural world with your Little Sprout through child centered, self-guided free exploration and play in our outdoor classroom in My Big Back Yard! The quality of overall learning and depth of connection to the natural world are significantly enhanced for your Little Sprout when you are there, by their side, as a guide and fellow traveler while they journey through the earliest and most influential years of their lives.

This isn’t your ordinary, cookie-cutter preschool class; prepare to explore, gear up to get dirty, and practice stretching your imaginations!

Explorations may include:

  • structures to build
  • materials to manipulate
  • up-close meeting with an Animal Ambassador
  • endless opportunities for creative play!

A world of discovery awaits in our outdoor classroom, and your role as an active participant in this class is vital!

Time:

60 minutes as listed

Cost:

$24.75 MEMBERS
$30.75 NON-MEMBERS per class
(Program fee admits one adult and one toddler for each class.)
**Sign-up for the whole series and get one class in the series for free—call 719-424-7827 to redeem offer! **

Does your toddler have siblings?

  • Infants (0-12 months) are permitted to accompany the adult at no extra cost.
  • Younger siblings? This class is specially designed for children 2-4 years of age, but younger siblings 13-23 month are permitted to accompany the paid parent and child for an extra fee of $9.75 (or $7.75 for members). Limited participation is allowed for this age group.
  • Older siblings? This class is specially designed for children 2-4 years of age. For this reason, older siblings are unable to join the class.
  • Additional adult? Extra adults may attend the program for an extra fee of $19.75 (or $10.75 for members).

Space is limited; therefore pre-registration is required.

Upcoming Classes

 

WINTER CLASSES

Join your Little Sprout this Winter and explore all that comes with this beautiful season.

Climb like “Kale”

Friday, February 23 – 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – REGISTER NOW
Learn what adaptations help our North American porcupine climb trees and navigate the forest. Then put your own climbing skills to the test to navigate an obstacle course on the CMZ nature trail.

Gallop like a Giraffe!

Friday, March 2 – 9:15 a.m – 10:15 a.m. – REGISTER NOW
Giraffes only have two ways of moving, walking and galloping! Come spend time with the largest giraffe herd in any zoo and explore all of the different ways you can move!

Eat like an Elephant!

Friday, March 16 – 9:15 a.m – 10:15 a.m. – REGISTER NOW
Do you know what makes the human tongue and an elephant’s trunk similar? Now is your chance to find out!

Ape Actions!

Friday, March 30 – 9:15 a.m – 10:15 a.m. – REGISTER NOW
Come learn about some of humankind’s closest relatives and explore how we are similar and different from each other through various ape-themed activities!


 

For more information:

Email edprograms@cmzoo.org or call 719-424-7827.