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 head off to formal, “drop off” preschools. 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 song and story 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.
GREAT NEWS! We have added a fantastic new room where the program will be lead by Ashley Oliver Asquith; an experienced and loved Galoop instructor!
Please note that due to the pandemic, Galoop has modified its morning program to prioritize the health and safety of our families. During Winter 2022 our program will have a reduced number of families: 12 children/caregiver pairs with Cecilia in our Frogs classroom and 9 with Ashley in our Toads classroom.
MORNING PROGRAM: 1-3.5Y
(children are accompanied by a caregiver)
Jan 3 - March 11 (10 weeks)
Our Winter Session is fully booked - Contact us to be added to our waitlist
Note that on rare occasions Galoop makes an exception and allows families to "combine" days where they have a substantial reason they cannot sign up for the M/W/F or T/Th options. Please contact us if you have questions.
Size limit is 12 children in Frogs and 9 children in Toads
No make-ups offered for missed classes. All fees are strictly non-transferable and non-refundable
Here's our Winter 2022 schedule
(children are not required to wear masks - adults are required to wear masks indoors but not outdoors)
9:00-10:10: Free exploration and play in our indoor classroom with weekly themed art projects, easels, sensory table, STEM materials, and our many different play areas throughout the space.
10:10-10:15: Clean-up and set up for snack & circle time
10:15-10:50: Snack time & circle time with songs, props, musical instruments, parachute play, storytime, and bubbles (feel free to continue your snack!)
10:50-11:00: Everyone gets ready to go outside when weather allows it (during rainy or snowy days and during days when the wind chill temperatures are under 35 degrees we will remain inside; in all other days everyone goes outside!).
11:00-11:50: Free play and exploration in our outdoor classroom
11:50-12:00: Final cleanup and goodbyes