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MORNING PROGRAM

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Galoop’s Morning Program is designed for young children and their caregivers.

Our morning program is led by our director, Cecilia Matson, and is the perfect place for children 1 to 3.5 years to learn and grow before they transition to a preschool. Our mission is to nurture the crucial brain development that takes place during the first three years by creating a program where the child's trusted caregiver is an essential part of it. The program runs  9:00 to 12:00. Families are free to come and go to best suit their child’s schedule — no more rushing to make a 45 minute class!

 

Why Galoop's morning program? Modeled on a preschool setting, but with the nurture that comes from a caregiver present at all times, our morning curriculum is designed with the latest research in childhood development in mind. The emphasis is on free play and exploration. Our many stations — from arts and crafts to kitchen play to reading nooks — allow children the opportunity socialize and to develop their sense of agency and independence. And every morning we offer a Spanish-English bilingual circletime and outdoor play at our exploratory playground.

 

We firmly believe (and research shows) that routine is key for young children’s development. Adults may crave different stimuli and new places and people. Children do not. The familiarity of the space, the teachers, and the families is a critical part of our philosophy and approach, and what makes Galoop a unique and nurturing community. Gone is the need to cart around kids to different music or art or storytime classes, all in different locations with different and unfamiliar people.

Our Morning Program has two classrooms: Our Frogs classroom is led by Cecilia and our Toads classroom is led by Rebecca Giat Koskinen; an experienced and loved Galoop instructor!  Both classrooms will have mixed ages between 1-3.5 years of age although, typically, children ages 12-24 months will start in Toads and children ages 24-42 months in Frogs.

UPCOMING SESSIONS

  • Fall 2024: 9/09-12/13 (14 weeks) - Registration is open!

  • Winter 2025: 1/06-3/07 (9 weeks) Registration opens October 15th 2024

  • Spring 2025: 3/17-5/30 (11 weeks) - Registration opens February 1st 2025

MORNING PROGRAM: 1-3.5Y (children are accompanied by a caregiver)

FALL 2024
September 9 - December 13 (14 weeks)
No class on 10/3, 10/14, 11/11, 11/28 & 11/29

M-F 9-12

 

Tuition: $4965

M/W/F 9-12

 

Tuition: $3360

T/TH 9-12

 

Tuition: $ 2470

Contact us with questions or for our waitlist

 

On occasions Galoop makes an exception and allows families to combine other days when they cannot sign up for the M/W/F or T/Th options. Please contact us if you have questions.

Size limit is 14 children in Frogs and 9 children in Toads

*All fees are strictly non-transferable and non-refundable*

Morning Program Schedule

9:00-10:10: Free exploration and play with our with weekly themed art projects, easels, sensory table, STEM materials, and our many different play areas throughout our indoor space


10:10-10:15: Clean-up and set up for snack & circle time

10:15-10:30: Snack time

 

10:30-11:00: Spanish-English bilingual circle time with songs, props, musical instruments, parachute play, storytime, and bubbles (feel free to continue your snack!). 

 

11:00-11:50: Free play and exploration in our outdoor classroom (during rainy or very cold days we will be inside)

 

11:50-12:00: Final cleanup and goodbyes

NOTE: on beautiful weather mornings we will keep the same routine but move the schedule earlier so we go outside by 10:45 (clean up will start at 10:00, snack at 10:05 and circle at 10:20).

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