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Parent and Child Classes Help Little Learners Prepare for Preschool

Posted on August 22, 2018

Johnstown, PA (Aug. 21, 2018) – Calling allparents of soon-to-be preschoolers! Join The Learning Lamp for our fall line-up of Parent and Child classes! Our classes are the perfect introduction to preschool, and each series has its own special theme specifically designed for 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds to attend with a parent for caregiver.

“Parent and Child classes are built around popular children’s books and include lots of theme-based crafts, songs and time for play. In addition to helping little ones acquire early literacy skills, they help children master the social skills needed to thrive in kindergarten and beyond,” said Erica Ponczek, director of child development and early learning at The Learning Lamp. “Establishing the foundation for learning to read and development of social skills are critical for success in school.”

The fall series of Parent and Child classes will take place from September to December 2018. Classes are held on Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center in Room F204. The months of September and October tuition is $44; For November and December, tuition is $33. Parents can choose from four inventive themes:

This One Is Just Right

What happens when a baby bear, mama bear, and papa bear are interrupted by a girl named Goldilocks? We’ll go on an adventure with her through the woods as she tastes porridge and sleeps in cozy beds as we read Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Mara Alperin. We’ll also paint bears out of paper plates, and create Goldilock headbands out of construction paper. September 7, 14, 21 & 28 (4 sessions). Tuition is $44 for the month.

What Won’t She Eat?

his Halloween, an old lady has much more than candy on her mind. Maybe she’ll snack on a bat or an owl or a cat or a ghost! Join us as we read There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat by Lucille Colandro. After, we’ll craft spooky skeletons from Q-tips, create owls from our footprints and more. October 5, 12, 19, & 26 (4 sessions). Tuition is $44 for the month.

Rhyme Time!

What happens when Humpty Dumpty sits on a wall, Little Miss Muffet gets frightened, and the Itsy Bitsy Spider crawls up a water spout? Well find out as we read and sing popular nursery rhymes. We’ll also create spiders out of Playdough, craft paper bowl spiders and put humpty dumpty back together again. November 2, 9, & 16 (3 sessions). Tuition is $33 for the month.

Do You Have a Cure for the Hiccups?

Little penguin eats just a little too much and ends up with the HIC! hiccups. Help little penguin With your help in saying 1-2-3 BOO!, little penguin will hopefully get rid of a major case of the hiccups as we read Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups by Tadgh Bentley. We’ll construct water bottle penguins, bowl for penguin strikes and lots more! December 7, 14 & 21 (3 sessions). Tuition is $33 for the month.

The Parent and Child curriculum is written and taught by Jenna Leverknight, the preschool teacher for The Learning Lamp’s part-day preschool program in Richland. Parent and Child classes also offer a great opportunity for families to check out the preschool classroom and even observe a class. To register for Parent and Child or our part-day preschool, call Erica at 814-262-0732 ext. 222. For more information, visit https://www.thelearninglamp.org/for-families/classes-kids/.

The Learning Lamp is a nonprofit organization with a mission to engage all children in the support they need to succeed. We deliver high quality programs that are affordable and accessible to families of all income levels. The Learning Lamp served 37,197 children and adults from 52 school districts and 71 private and private schools and other organizations in 19 Pennsylvania counties and communities in Maryland and West Virginia in 2017. 

Our programs include: one-to-one tutoring; before/after school programs; portable classrooms aimed at building math and science skills; alternative education programs for at-risk students; evidence-based prevention programs; online learning and credit recovery; SAT preparation; educationally-focused child care; literacy-based preschool programs; and grant writing and project consulting for schools.

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