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Early Explorers Program
KDF recognizes the impact of early childhood education on a child’s future- both personally and professionally. That is why we are developing an Early Childhood Program called Early Explorers for children ages birth to five. Early Explorers will provide young children and their caregivers opportunities to explore STEAM concepts through exploration of age-appropriate exhibits and by experiencing developmentally appropriate programming at their own pace.
Beginning early 2022, Early Explorers will meet weekly at the Kids Discovery Factory building at 110 Sycamore St. Caregivers will be encouraged to play and explore alongside their child; allowing them to scaffold learning experiences and develop a stronger bond. Programming topics will explore play experiences that help children develop physically, cognitively, and emotionally.
More about Early Explorers
Each week children aged 5 and under, along with their caregivers, can visit Kids Discovery Factory for two hours of play and programming. Children will have the opportunity to explore hands-on exhibits, create and build with loose parts and art materials, discover their senses at our light table and sensory table, and most importantly- PLAY!
Early Explorers will be run by an Early Childhood professional who can share with caregivers the various ways their child is developing critical skills necessary for reading, writing, socializing, problem solving and more- all through opened ended play!
We are currently in the planning stages of this program and could use your feedback! If you are a caregiver of a young child or an Early Childhood professional, please share your thoughts with us on our short survey here.
More information about dates, times, cost and specific programming will be shared soon!
If you'd like more information about the Early Explorers including ways to become involved or how to help fund this important program, please contact Emili Uden, Executive Director at Emili@KidsDiscoveryFactory.org.