We are pleased to offer additional, completely optional, extracurricular activities for children whose parents are interested in providing their child with even more experiences to supplement their learning and development.
AcroKidz (2s through Pre-K)
AcroKidz is a full-sized school bus converted into a safe and fun gymnasium. Our bus is padded and filled with fun equipment specifically designed for children ages 2-5. We come to The Neighborhood Learning Center weekly to hold a 45-minute preschool age fitness and gymnastics class that includes fitness and basic gymnastics skill instruction.
To register, visit www.acrokidz.net
Brainiacs STEM center, located out of Lovettsville, VA, encourage curiosity and fun while learning. We introduce and reinforce elements of STEM learning using our Imagine, Discover, Create model of learning. Imagine – Brainiacs creates a fun, instructive atmosphere for STEM learning from an early age engages and excites children’s innate desire to learn. Discover – We make no assumptions that age dictates ability. We offer everyone a safe learning environment to pursue their interests. Create – Brainiacs programs let kids learn how to solve problems, gather and evaluate evidence and make sense of information. We bring STEM learning to life.
For more information, visit www.brainiacs-stem.com. Registration forms available at the Front Desk.
Mercier School of Dance (2s through School Age)
Creative Movement/Tot Tumbling
Children work on coordination, as well as balance and beginning tumbling skills. We will work on your little tumblers’ flexibility as well as basic floor skills such as bridges, forward rolls, and obstacle course fun! We utilize a variety of fun interactive movement songs and props. We also start learning ballet arm positions and basic positions of the feet.
Ballet or Tap? Why choose? We do both in a fun and engaging combination class! Students will learn both basic ballet skills such as positions of the feet and arms, as well as tap skills such as heel toe walks, stomps, and shuffles. Tap and ballet shoes are required.
Hip Hop for School Age
A high energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes encourage students to step outside the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements
To register, visit www.mercierschoolofdance.com
Soccer Bugs (3s through School Age)
Soccer Bugs is a child development program that combines the two most important aspects of a child’s life: play and social interaction. Our soccer-based curriculum uses age-appropriate games to enhance confidence, social skills, balance & coordination.
To learn more, visit mysoccerbugs.com
Wee Little Arts (3s through School Age)
During these 8-week sessions, students are exposed to the basics of art education. Art history and children’s literature play a major role in introducing the simple, yet necessary, elements of line, shape, color, and texture. Students are exposed to a variety of safe, high quality materials which foster their imagination to think “outside the box.”
To register, visit www.weelittlearts.com